Control of the food system, in every sector, from the production of fertilizer and pesticides to processing and sales, is concentrated in an ever smaller number of hands. How we can regenerate it through our choices?
The most important thing to bear in mind is that we can change it. Citizens of the world have an extraordinary collective power, and through our daily choices we can restore value to the food system, feeding the world in a healthy manner and ridding ourselves of a toxic system which thinks exclusively in terms of profit margins.
Now’s the time to show it! With radical remedies we can regenerate and reestablish our relationships, both with the Earth and among our human community.
- Raj Patel, economist and food policy researcher; he worked at the World Bank and the WTO before dedicating his work to campaigns against these very same organizations. Author of many books about the food system, including Inflamed: deep medicine and the anatomy of injustice together with Marya
- Rupa Marya, doctor at the University of California and promoter of deep medicine, a decolonizing approach that seeks to reestablish healthy bonds with the Earth and other humans. Co-author of Inflamed: deep medicine and the anatomy of injustice together with Patel.
- Michael Moss, journalist for the New York Times. He won a Pulitzer Prize in 2021 for an investigation into the risks involved in food preservation processes and is the author of Fat Sugar Salt: How the Food Giants Hooked Us.
- Bela Gil, activist and writer, Vice-President of the Brazilian Organic Institute, created to represent, promote, protect and encourage the organic movement in Brazil.
The Terra Madre conferences will be held both in person and online. Participation is free. If you have an account you can sign up to follow the conference online with quizzes, surveys, and Q&A sessions. Further details and instructions will be sent in September.
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.
Event languages: IT, EN, ES
Corso Mortara - Torino (Italy)