Salone del Gusto and Terra Madre
25-29 October 2012 (Turin, Italy)

A conference on “Traditional Knowledge: An Inheritance to Treasure”, held during the Slow Food’s annual conference, highlighted the new “Granaries of Memory” project, an initiative of the University of Gastronomic Sciences in Pollenzo, Italy. The Granaries of Memory is an online archive of interviews with farmers, cooks, partisans and cultural figures. “We are moving towards uncertain times, times of change,” said José Esquinas-Alcazar, director of the CEHAP (Cátedra de Estudios sobre Hambre y Pobreza) at the University of Cordoba. “For future generations it is important to maintain biodiversity at all levels. And it is precisely the complementarity between new technologies and traditional knowledge that can help us to safeguard the ethnodiversity of languages, customs and traditions.” Another conference on “Indigenous Peoples and Local Food Sovereignty – A struggle for self-determined development”, gathered representatives of indigenous peoples from North America, Argentina, Malaysia, East Africa, Russia and the Pacific. Read a press release of 26 October … Read a press release of 27 October …

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