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20 September
Torino-Lingotto Fiere // Sala Azzurra/Azure Room
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Plant more flowers for the Bees!

Agricultural farms have become food deserts for bees and pollinators in general. Farmland is often dominated by one or two plant species, devoid of flowers […]

20 September
Torino-Lingotto Fiere // Food for Change – Cibo e salute/ Food and Health – Pad./Pav. 2
Free Event

Antibiotic Resistance: A New Health Emergency

Most antibiotics found on the market are not for humans, but are sold to intensive animal farms. These antibiotics are used on these farms to […]

20 September
Torino-Lingotto Fiere // Food for Change – Semi/ Seeds – Pad./Pav. 3
Free Event

Nuts and Oil Seeds

Almonds, pistachios, hazelnuts, and even sunflower, flax, sesame, and pumpkin seeds, oil seeds are found throughout the world. A small handful a day is enough […]

20 September
Torino-Lingotto Fiere // Food for Change – Slow Meat – Oval
Free Event

Quality Farming – Chickens

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 […]

20 September
Torino-Lingotto Fiere // Food for Change – Slow Fish – Pad. 2/Pav. 2
Free Event

Salmon Treated like Chicken

Salmon is available in every season and every supermarket, but take a look at the label: Almost all of the salmon that we find in […]

20 September
Torino-Lingotto Fiere // Food for Change – Api e insetti/ Bees and Insects – Pad./Pav. 1
Free Event

High-Altitude Honey

High-altitude beekeeping is an important resource for fragile mountain economies. This practice involves following bees’ seasonal migration, moving their hives to habitats higher than 1,200 […]

20 September
Torino-Lingotto Fiere // Food for Change – Cibo e salute/ Food and Health – Pad./Pav. 2
Free Event

Poison on the Plate

For many years now, synthetic chemicals have been invading our food and every aspect of our daily lives Pesticides are spread in the fields, then […]

20 September
Torino-Lingotto Fiere // Food for Change – Semi/ Seeds – Pad./Pav. 3
Free Event

Where do Spices Come From?

Though interest in the origin of ingredients has grown in recent years, there is still a category that has yet to gain attention of the […]

20 September
Torino-Lingotto Fiere // Food for Change – Slow Meat – Oval
Free Event

Is Agriculture Possible without Animal Farming?

Animal and plant agriculture developed together over 12,000 years ago. Man had always cultivated the land using fertilizer derived from animal waste, however industrial agriculture […]

20 September
Torino-Lingotto Fiere // Food for Change – Slow Fish – Pad. 2/Pav. 2
Free Event

Climate Change: Indigenous Peoples in Danger

The harmful effects of climate change on marine ecosystems are increasing at an alarming rate. Traditional fishing communities are among the first victims. These communities […]

21 September
Torino-Lingotto Fiere // Food for Change – Api e insetti/ Bees and Insects – Pad./Pav. 1
Free Event

Mead: The Drink of the Gods

Mead, obtained from the alcoholic fermentation of honey, is considered one of the oldest beverages in the world, with over 15,000 years of history. At […]

21 September
Torino-Lingotto Fiere // Food for Change – Cibo e salute/ Food and Health – Pad./Pav. 2
Free Event

Food, Health and Spirituality

“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” In the 5th century BC, Hippocrates of Cos laid the foundations of a new medicine,based […]

21 September
Torino-Lingotto Fiere // Food for Change – Semi/ Seeds – Pad./Pav. 3
Free Event

School Gardens

In Berkeley, California, in the mid-nineties, the famous chef and activist Alice Waters conceived and cultivated Slow Food’s first school garden. Since then, school gardens […]

21 September
Torino-Lingotto Fiere // Food for Change – Slow Meat – Oval
Free Event

Quality Farming – Cattle

Industrial farming has reduced animals to machines and has completely deprived cattle of grazing and life in the open air. Furthermore, to produce one kilogram […]

21 September
Torino-Lingotto Fiere // Food for Change – Slow Fish – Pad. 2/Pav. 2
Free Event

Slow Fish Caribe

Launched in 2017, Slow Fish Caribe involves several Caribbean countries, including Mexico, Colombia, Honduras, Barbados, and Costa Rica. It aims to strengthen and disseminate models […]

21 September
Torino-Lingotto Fiere // Food for Change – Api e insetti/ Bees and Insects – Pad./Pav. 1
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Small Scale Beekeeping

Bees are as precious as they are fragile, and they are increasingly exposed to the dangers of industrial agriculture and climate change. Are the current […]

21 September
Torino-Lingotto Fiere // Food for Change – Cibo e salute/ Food and Health – Pad./Pav. 2
Free Event

Malnutrition and Health Education

According to the UN and the World Health Organization, there are three sides to malnutrition: undernutrition, micronutrient deficiency and overeating. These are worldwide problems, occurring […]

21 September
Torino-Lingotto Fiere // Food for Change – Semi/ Seeds – Pad./Pav. 3
Free Event

The Art and Practice of Saving Seeds

Today, those who cultivate a garden buy seeds or seedlings, while the knowledge of farming communities regarding the selection and reproduction seeds has almost disappeared. […]

21 September
Torino-Lingotto Fiere // Food for Change – Slow Meat – Oval
Free Event

Subject of Breeds

Today, industrial meat production focuses on very few breeds considered the most productive Because of this selection, in the next 20 years 1/3 of the […]

21 September
Torino-Lingotto Fiere // Food for Change – Slow Fish – Pad. 2/Pav. 2
Free Event

Mangroves and the Problem of Shrimp Farming

Most of the shrimp on the market come from the tropics, where they are fished intensively. Shrimp stocks are nearing the maximum exploitation limit and […]

22 September
Torino-Lingotto Fiere // Food for Change – Api e insetti/ Bees and Insects – Pad./Pav. 1
Free Event

Ending Pesticide Use

In the last fifty years, bee populations have been declining, this has become even more rapid since 2006. There are many different causes, but almost […]

22 September
Torino-Lingotto Fiere // Food for Change – Cibo e salute/ Food and Health – Pad./Pav. 2
Free Event

The Mediterranean Diet

One of the most well-known diets in the world, The Mediterranean diet first came to light in the 1970s when it was discussed in an […]

22 September
Torino-Lingotto Fiere // Food for Change – Slow Meat – Oval
Free Event

Resistant Shepherds

Shepherds are found everywhere in the world: from the Barbagia Sarda to the pastures of Extremadura, from the Planalto Norte of Capo Verde to the […]

22 September
Torino-Lingotto Fiere // Food for Change – Slow Fish – Pad. 2/Pav. 2
Free Event

Queens of the Sea: Women in Fishing

Traditionally, fishing is often a male activity. However, there are also female fishers, and the presence of women in fish processing is well attested. Women […]

22 September
Torino-Lingotto Fiere // Food for Change – Api e insetti/ Bees and Insects – Pad./Pav. 1
Free Event

A Terrible Climate for the Bees

Bee populations are suffering serious losses all over the world, with the most drastic cases being found in Europe, the United States, Japan, Taiwan, Brazil […]

22 September
Torino-Lingotto Fiere // Food for Change – Cibo e salute/ Food and Health – Pad./Pav. 2
Free Event

Fats: Not All Harmful

Fat, once demonized and completely cut out from diets, has been re-evaluated. Consumption of certain types of fat in limited quantities has been found to […]

22 September
Torino-Lingotto Fiere // Food for Change – Semi/ Seeds – Pad./Pav. 3
Free Event

Historical Gardens, Living Gardens

They are fragments of a glorious past that have survived for centuries and remain intact today: historic gardens and woods that preserve ancient varieties of […]

22 September
Torino-Lingotto Fiere // Food for Change – Slow Meat – Oval
Free Event

Climate Friendly Farming

In 2006, the FAO Livestock’s Long Shadow Report established a strong correlation between livestock farming, meat production, and climate change. Livestock production produces around 80% […]

22 September
Torino-Lingotto Fiere // Food for Change – Slow Fish – Pad. 2/Pav. 2
Free Event

Stop Ocean Grabbing: Managing the Ocean Together

Agricultural lands have increasingly become lands of conquest, and the same phenomenon affects seas and oceans. The term “ocean grabbing” refers to the hoarding of […]

22 September
Torino-Lingotto Fiere // Food for Change – Api e insetti/ Bees and Insects – Pad./Pav. 1
Free Event

City Bees- A Look at Urban Beekeeping

Have you ever tried to look at a city from a bee’s point of view? The green areas we that we rarely consider are incredibly […]

22 September
Torino-Lingotto Fiere // Food for Change – Semi/ Seeds – Pad./Pav. 3
Free Event

Cultivating Cities

Urban agriculture is not simply a pastime; it is a sustainable way of designing and living in cities. This practice creates more effective food systems […]

22 September
Torino-Lingotto Fiere // Food for Change – Slow Meat – Oval
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Quality Farming – Pigs

The most common breed of pigs in the world is the Large White: it produces high meat yields and is ideal for industrial production of […]

23 September
Torino-Lingotto Fiere // Food for Change – Api e insetti/ Bees and Insects – Pad./Pav. 1
Free Event

Insects Helping Agriculture

Industrial agriculture tends to consider insects as enemies. Agroecology, however, teaches us that there are useful insects, powerful allies in the cultivation of certain plant […]

23 September
Torino-Lingotto Fiere // Food for Change – Slow Meat – Oval
Free Event

The End of Cages

To this day, a great number of farm animals are kept in cages for all or much of their lives. Caging is cruel and unnecessary: […]

23 September
Torino-Lingotto Fiere // Food for Change – Slow Fish – Pad. 2/Pav. 2
Free Event

Marine Protected Areas: Solution or Problem?

Does protecting marine areas create a solution or another problem? Many see protected marine areas as the best way to give seas and oceans time […]

23 September
Torino-Lingotto Fiere // Food for Change – Cibo e salute/ Food and Health – Pad./Pav. 2
Free Event

Salt: A History of Flavor

Adding flavor, preserving food, and supplying our bodies, Salt is essential in food preservation and ensuring an adequate supply of sodium to our body; but […]

23 September
Torino-Lingotto Fiere // Food for Change – Semi/ Seeds – Pad./Pav. 3
Free Event

The Corn Network

Corn (or maize) is one of the most important agro-industrial commodities. It is used as food, animal feed, and even in the packaging. The corn […]

23 September
Torino-Lingotto Fiere // Food for Change – Slow Meat – Oval
Free Event

Eat Less Meat, of Better Quality

Every citizen of the United States consumes about 125 kilos of meat annually, a European 74kg, a sub-Saharan Africa less than 20kg. Worldwide, the trend […]

23 September
Torino-Lingotto Fiere // Food for Change – Api e insetti/ Bees and Insects – Pad./Pav. 1
Free Event

The Stingless Bees and Marvelous Honey

Melipone and trigone, these are the two great families of bees without stingers. In these families, around 400 individual bee species are known, all found […]

23 September
Torino-Lingotto Fiere // Food for Change – Cibo e salute/ Food and Health – Pad./Pav. 2
Free Event

Alternative Sweets

Sugar, much like salt, is responsible for many modern diseases and ailments. Still, it’s hard to resist its sweet taste, so what can we do? […]

23 September
Torino-Lingotto Fiere // Food for Change – Slow Meat – Oval
Free Event

Quality Farming – Sheep and Goats

Regarding meat production, the sheep and goat industry is the most sustainable (in terms of environment, animal welfare and feed). However, consumption of goat and […]

23 September
Torino-Lingotto Fiere // Food for Change – Semi/ Seeds – Pad./Pav. 3

New Technologies, Old Problems

The debate on the so-called new technologies of genetic manipulation is increasingly more present. How will these technologies be regulated? Are they a further step […]

23 September
Torino-Lingotto Fiere // Food for Change – Slow Fish – Pad. 2/Pav. 2
Free Event

A Sea of Plastic

Annual plastic production has increased from 2 million tonnes in 1950 to over 400 million tonnes in 2015. In 2050, the weight of plastic in […]

24 September
Torino-Lingotto Fiere // Food for Change – Api e insetti/ Bees and Insects – Pad./Pav. 1
Free Event

Black Bee Breeds

Not all the bees are the classic black and yellow we have come to recognize; though these colors are typical of the Ligustica bee, a […]

24 September
Torino-Lingotto Fiere // Food for Change – Cibo e salute/ Food and Health – Pad./Pav. 2
Free Event

Baby Food

The quintessential slow food: a mother’s milk, the first food a newborn meets as it begins its lifetime gastronomic journey. Breast milk passes on nutrients […]

24 September
Torino-Lingotto Fiere // Food for Change – Semi/ Seeds – Pad./Pav. 3
Free Event

The Future is Under Your Feet

Monocultures, fertilizers, and high-yielding seeds have tripled agricultural productivity over the last 50 years but, at the same time, have compromised soil fertility and biodiversity. […]

24 September
Torino-Lingotto Fiere // Food for Change – Slow Meat – Oval
Free Event

Eggs: which to choose and why

Most laying hens are still bred in crowded warehouses, often with little change of air. They live in cages, with very little space deprived of […]

24 September
Torino-Lingotto Fiere // Food for Change – Slow Fish – Pad. 2/Pav. 2
Free Event

The Possibilities of an Island

Islands are fragile ecosystems, They often suffer from the devastating impacts of hordes of summer tourists, as well as from the improper management of natural […]

24 September
Torino-Lingotto Fiere // Food for Change – Cibo e salute/ Food and Health – Pad./Pav. 2
Free Event

Medicinal Leaves, Herbs, Algae and Mushrooms

Traditional vegetables and tuber leaves are the base of daily diets in many African villages; these plants are a fundamental nutritional supplement, thanks to their […]

24 September
Torino-Lingotto Fiere // Sala Gialla/Yellow Room
Free Event

The Vegetarian Option

Vegetarians, vegans and fruitarians are on the rise all over the world. Their choice is determined by ethical reasons and respect for animals, by the […]

24 September
Torino-Lingotto Fiere // Food for Change – Slow Fish – Pad. 2/Pav. 2
Free Event

Aliens in the Seas: Invasive Species

Climate change is threatening marine ecosystems with rising sea temperatures, water acidification, and reduced oxygen. The effects of these changes are already clearly visible—for example, […]

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