2020 Terra Madre, in Turin, Italy

2020 Terra Madre, in Turin, Italy

The most important international Slow Food event dedicated to good, clean and fair food for all returns to Turin, Italy, from October 8–12, 2020

“Terra Madre/Salone del Gusto”
(“Mother Earth / Tasting Festival”)

The organization of the 13th edition of Terra Madre Salone del Gusto is already underway, and will be held in Turin, at Lingotto Fiere, from October 8–12, 2020.

The biggest international event dedicated to food, the environment, agriculture and food politics, organized by Slow Food, the Piedmont Region and the City of Turin presents visitors with a new layout of the exhibition space, revolutionizing the experience and multiplying the opportunities for visitors to get to know the people who work every day to shape the future of food in a more environmentally, socially and economically sustainable direction. A future for which Slow Food is calling to action all its activists, youth, producers, cooks, experts, academics, delegates and members who’ve participated in previous editions so they may contribute their ideas and proposals, projects and energy.

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Earth Overshoot Day-We’ve Used Up Our Resources for 2015!!

Earth Overshoot Day-We’ve Used Up Our Resources for 2015!!

Yikes!  We are now in deficit spending of our planet’s natural resources.  As of August 13th, 2015 humans around the world had already used up the equivalent of this entire year’s worth of available resources if life and the survival of the planet are to be sustained.  From our food supply to fuel for transportation and business operating practices, our choices are drawing down our resource supply faster than it can replenish itself.

Slow food farm wker AlbaRead about how EARTH OVERSHOOT DAY each year marks the beginning of when we start dipping into the future to continue our way of life, according to the calculator created by the Global Footprint Network think-tank.  Their calculator tools are used by the United Nations and many individual countries to understand and evaluate how our collective lifestyle choices worldwide are seeing humanity’s demands for resources far exceed our Earth’s ability to sustain us.

Check out a chart of our World Footprint and search by nation to see exactly we are threatening our very survival by our own choices.

Or, hop over to the resource-rich Overshoot Day website that will help each of us learn how to make choices every day to enable our planet to provide for future generations.  From TAKE ACTION to FOR KIDS AND TEACHERS, there are ideas and activities to create positive change.

Melons 101: How To Pick Ripe Melons and 12 Varieties You Need to Try | Bay Area Bites | KQED Food

Melons 101: How To Pick Ripe Melons and 12 Varieties You Need to Try | Bay Area Bites | KQED Food

Our farmers markets are ripe with all colors of melons this time of year and there are as many different tastes as there are variations of orange, honey and green.

ambrosiaNetted melons (Reticulatus) are wrapped in a network of surface veins and come in  delicious shades.

 

Here are a dozen varieties reviewed and pictured so you’ll be ready for your next market shopping trip!

Source: Melons 101: How To Pick Ripe Melons and 12 Varieties You Need to Try | Bay Area Bites | KQED Food

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