OUR FOOD, OUR PLANET, OUR FUTURE
Terra Madre Salone del Gusto is the biggest international event dedicated to food. The 13th edition, arrives in a complicated period.
The world has changed. An invisibly small virus has stopped the world in its tracks and forced a seismic shift in our collective conscience like no other crisis of recent times—not the fires in the Amazon, the melting of the icecaps, the loss of biodiversity, or rampant economic and social inequality—had been able to.
For the first time in 30 years, the globalHuman Development Index is falling.
The pandemic has had a massive and simultaneous impact on all the elements weuse to measure human well-being: health, education, income.
It’s not just a healthcare emergency. Covid-19 represents an opportunity for us to open our eyes and find solutions to all the other emergencies we face: the climate and environmental crisis; the economic crisis generated by an unsustainable development model based on the impossible dream of infinite growth, a model which foments social injustice and distributes our collective wealth ever more unequally; the social exclusion of large sections of the population and denial of fundamental rights; the drama of mass migration.
In 2020 the Terra Madre journey continues: if the world can’t come to Terra Madre, then we’ll bring Terra Madre around the world, both online and offline.
Terra Madre Salone del Gusto will be devoted to food, planet and future. Relationships with our food – how we produce it, distribute it, choose it and eat it – have enormous impacts on our planet, and consequently, our future.
A variety of potential future scenarios will be imagined in order to exert our influence now, because we’re running out of time.
Four ecosystems will be taken into consideration, four wide and diverse spaces, the sum of all the physical conditions and coexisting organisms which live within them, interconnected:
the Water Lands
the Urban Lands
These worlds will be key to understanding where the world is going and identifying the corrective action needed to ensure a better future.
Stay tuned on: https://terramadresalonedelgusto.com/