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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EWGs 2016 Shoppers Guide to Pesticides in Produce

STRAWBERRIES, about to come into high season in our South Bay, have jumped above apples for the first time in a few years.  Buy them ORGANIC (along with the other ‘Dirty Dozen’ listed) to avoid multiple pesticide residues in your food choices.  Follow the link for more of the research and to print a copy of the lists for your next shopping trip.

Check out @EWG’s 2016 Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides in Produce! #DirtyDozen #CleanFifteen http://bit.ly/1VxUO3i

Source: EWGs 2016 Shoppers Guide to Pesticides in Produce

Stanford’s REAL FARM: Ag Ed by School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences

Stanford’s REAL FARM: Ag Ed by School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences

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Stanford’s six-acre site is to be as much a laboratory as a classroom for students to learn theory and evolve best practices in sustainable agriculture.  The goal is to educate future leaders who can address our environmental and food system challenges in the 21st Century.

 

Source: A new educational farm on the “Farm” | Stanford School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences

Consumer Reports Study: The Bacteria in Conventional Beef

Consumer Reports tested 458 pounds of ground beef and discovered alarming rates of bacterial contamination. 82% of conventionally produced and processed beef samples were found to have at least 2 types of bacteria.  CONVENTIONAL SAMPLES WERE MORE THAN TWICE AS LIKELY TO HAVE BACTERIA WHICH WAS RESISTANT TO 3  OR MORE CLASSES OF TYPICAL ANTIBIOTICS. 

 

Source: Ecocentric | The Bacteria in Our Beef

U.S. Crop Diversity Declining but…5 Ag Regions Buck This Trend!

U.S. Crop Diversity Declining but…5 Ag Regions Buck This Trend!

9 Farm Regions Map from journal PLOS ONE

A new USDA study (published in the journal PLOS ONE) tracked crop diversity across farms in the US from 1978 to 2012 using five year ag census data.

While the overall data confirms the dominance of monoculture farming – a practice known not to be sustainable in the long-term – there is evidence that in five of the nine Farm Resource Regions where fruits and vegetables reign supreme crop diversity was either maintained or increased slightly.  Check out the map for specifics and read more…

Source: U.S. Farms Becoming Less Diverse Over Time | Civil Eats

What’s an Agrihood?  Check Out Davis, CA’s The Cannery for Housing+Farmland Community

What’s an Agrihood? Check Out Davis, CA’s The Cannery for Housing+Farmland Community

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The Cannery agrihood in Davis, California, will place an educational incubator farm in the middle of a planned community.  Morphing from last century’s model of housing surrounded by a golf course, this new development seeks to transform an industrial site into a 21st century organic farming and living experiment.

Source: Northern California’s First Agrihood Will Bring Organic Veggies to Former Industrial Land | Civil Eats

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