20 September

Quality Farming – Chickens

Torino-Lingotto Fiere

Chicken that we buy in supermarkets is raised intensively, grown quickly and was slaughtered at 35-60 days old, while for free-range traditional chickens it’s necessary to wait at least 4 months.

What parameters identify quality farming in the case of chickens? What kinds of space do they need to be raised? How are they fed and how should their health be guaranteed? The experiences of Slow Food network farmers provide an interesting take on the subject.


  • Donna Simons, USA, owner and founder of Pound Ridge Organics Farm and Food Co-Op and chapter leader of Slow Food USA;
  • Konstantin Vasin, Russia, member of the National Association of Poultry Farmers, Slow Food Suzdal-Niva;
  • Cesare Castellini, Italy, DSA3, University of Perugia;
  • Ryan Boon, South Africa, butcher, Slow Food South Africa

Moderator:  Achille Schiavone, Associate Professor of Nutrition and Animal Nutrition, University of Turin

The Terra Madre thematic Forums are presented by delegates of the network and are open to the public as long as seats are available.

Priority entrance reserved for delegates. Access requires registration on site.

20 September

14:00 - 16:00

Food for Change – Slow Meat – Oval