Silent Spring

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Torino, italy

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September 22nd at 12:00 in your time zone

Free event

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 Assevero, social entrepreneur, teacher, founder of Green Market Santa Cruz
  • Larissa Bombardi, author, researcher at the Department of Geography of the University of São Paulo (Usp) and editor of Radio Brasil Atuala.
  • Claudio Porrini, entomologist and researcher at the University of Bologna.
  • Martin Dermine, PAN Europe Coordinator – Environment and Health Policy Officer


Amorelle Dempster, Slow Food leader and advocate for pesticide bans

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

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Event languages: IT, EN

Event location: 
, Gino Strada Arena
Ingressi Borgaro e Mortara - Torino (italy )
GPS: 45.092073, 7.665029

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