Business won’t save the sea

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Torino, Italy

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September 23rd at 14:00 in your time zone

Free event

“Seaweed will save the world!” “Mangroves are key ecosystems for the storage of carbon!” More and more often we hear these sorts of slogans, aimed at encouraging marine conservation. 

Nevertheless, in the field of conservation, biologists, environmentalists, sociologists and community leaders have been gradually put in a corner in favour of business graduates and people working in the private sector. What does talking about the regeneration of nature entail? Does it mean to actually protect our biodiverisity, or is it only the result of a business mindset? Slow Food gathers testimonies from different coastal communities scattared around the world which have never or almost never been invited to meetings on the topic on conservation and its financing, being effectively cut out from the decision-making process. The aim of this panel is to lay the foundations for increased participation.


  • Marianeli Torres Benavides, national coordinator for the defense of the mangrove ecosystem in Ecuador, C-Condem.
  • Jon Crofts, activist and fishmonger of the shop “Codfathers” which has grown into a large wholesale and retail market, servicing the amazing culinary and wine region known as the Okanagan.


  • Ana Isabel Márquez Pérez, anthropologist and activist working in the strengthening of local processes and safeguarding the cultural legacy of the islanders. She is part of the Slow Fish international advisory board.

Free entry while seats last. We advise you to arrive 10 minutes early to ensure a place.

Terra Madre Salone del Gusto is in Parco Dora, Turin, from September 22-26, 2022, with over 600 exhibitors and a series of workshops, conferences and tastings that show how we can regenerate our planet through food. #TerraMadre2022 is a Slow Food event.

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Event languages: EN, ES, FR

Event location: 
, Berta Cáceres Arena
Ingressi Borgaro e Mortara - Torino (Italy)
GPS: 45.092073, 7.665029

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