Invisible biodiversity

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Torino, Italy

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September 22nd at 18:00 in your time zone

Free event

Why should we care about the vitality of the microorganisms that inhabit the soil and the sea when we think about our health? 

In this talk we discuss the importance of small — sometimes invisible — biodiversity for environmental and human health. This is not a theoretical discussion; agro-ecological practices have direct impacts on human health. Not only do they preserve the balance of ecosystems, supporting the life of all the organisms that inhabit them, but they substantially modify and enrich the microbial community that populates our gut, the microbiota, influencing our health in crucial ways.


  • Francesco Sottile, Director of the Agricultural Biodiversity Conservation Center at University of Palermo, and Board member of Slow Food International
  • Renata Alleva, teacher at the University of Bologna and member of ISDE (Association of Doctors for the Environment). As a nutritonist she collaborates with various scientists on matters of environment and health.
  • Pierre Mollo is a marine biologist and plankton expert who works on coastal management and plankton conservation.


  • Andrea Pezzana, director of the Complex Structure of Clinical Nutrition, Asl City of Turin and scientific referent for the food and health theme of Slow Food.

Free entry while seats last. We advise you to arrive 10 minutes before the event starts 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. Free entry.

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Event languages: IT, EN, FR

Event location: 
, Food and Health – Reale Mutua
Ingressi Borgaro e Mortara - Torino (Italy)
GPS: 45.092073, 7.665029

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