Five Tastes of Food For Change

To get a feel for Food For Change, Terra Madre Salone del Gusto presents five different areas to look at certain themes more in depth and help educate visitors on challenges and solutions.

Food for Change is meant to inspire all Terra Madre Salone del Gusto visitors to reflect on their food choices and the power they have to bring change. What one chooses to put on their plate not only affects personal health, but also the environment, social justice, the economy and many international issues. With every bite, every individual leads the world in a certain direction. Choosing a specific food from a specific place means taking sides. Food for Change means not being indifferent towards the earth or its resources and thinking about the future for all.

The idea of changing every food produced may seem an incredibly daunting task, but by looking at what goes on our own plates and thinking about the small changes, everyone can make an impact. Therefore, in order to break down this grand theme and talk about specific changes everyone can make, Slow Food presents the Food for Change areas at Terra Madre Salone del Gusto. These five areas are designed to educate visitors as well as create a platform for discussion on the challenges and solutions surrounding the following subjects.

  • Slow Meat: this area will present the issues surrounding meat production and consumption. It will look at changes we can make for a sustainable, good, clean and fair industry.
  • Slow Fish: looking at how the fishing industry is in danger due to the state of our oceans as well as how it affects the environment, as well at the livelihood and culture of indigenous peoples.
  • Seeds: this area will look at the importance of seeds, how they are a key to biodiversity, how to conserve them and the issues surrounding GMO seeds versus cultural practices of seed exchange.
  • Food and Health: reflecting on international dietary issues and solutions for healthy living when it comes to food habits.
  • Bees and insects: looking at how pollinators sustain our ecosystems and why they are important to the future of food and sustaining biodiversity.


Each of these Food for Change areas will be located at the Lingotto Pavilion. They will provide an interactive exhibition path to learn more about the problems surrounding these themes. The areas will also host a series of Forums to discuss the themes, these will be presented by international delegates of the Slow Food network. Most of these areas will provide the opportunity to participate in Tasting Workshops and Cooking Schools, for more information on these events be sure to keep a look out on!

The full program with all thematic area activities will be available from the first week of June.



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