In the spring of 1964 Rachel Carson, author of the masterpiece Silent Spring, died.
What Carson did was, first and foremost, reveal connections. She discovered that, often, a product is not only poisonous to the insects it is supposed to kill, but also to crops, to the soil, to other animals, to human health.
Yet, even today, pesticide use is growing. Between 1990 and 2019, the amount of pesticides used worldwide doubled. The most sold is glyphosate, which is classed as being “probably carcinogenic” by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC).
Among the victims are pollinators, the soil,our water, our health. The spring is more silent than ever.
- Vicki Assevro, exponent of the Bee-Cause campaign to reduce pesticide use in agriculture.
- Larissa Mies Bombardi, lecturer now in exile in Belgium due to growing threats from the 2017 publication of her Atlas Geografía del Uso de Plaguicidas en Brasil y Conexiones con la Unión Europea.
- Bela Gil, Vice-President of the Brazilian Organic Institute created to promote, protect and encourage the Brazilian organic movement
Glenn Makuta, Slow Food Brasil
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.
Event languages: IT, EN
Corso Mortara - Torino (italy )