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Planting the future

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Torino, Italy

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September 24th at 17:00 in your time zone

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Can seeds contain so much strength and diversity that they can counteract the disastrous effects of climate change? And how can farmers become guardians of the right to food and energy security, as well as the environmental heritage?

These questions and many others are addressed in Seminare il futuro (Planting the future), explaining why biodiversity is a common good to safeguarded. Starting from the main problem: the world seed market is worth billions of dollars and is more than 50% in the hands of a few large corporations, some of which simultaneously control another multi-billion-dollar market: pesticides.

The seeds, the starting point and also the final destination of what we grind, transform, eat, and sell, are thus at the center of the most debated topics: from development to climate change to health consequences, and the choice of what to cultivate and how it becomes crucial for all of us.


  • Salvatore Ceccarelli, former professor of genetics and then of genetic improvement at the Faculty of Agriculture of the University of Perugia. Currently he has several projects about evolutionary genetic improvement
  • Stefania Grando, agronomist and geneticist with decades of research experience in Africa and Asia. Co-author of Seminare il futuro, Slow Food Editore

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

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

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