International event promotes local and sustainable food
The tenth Salone del Gusto and Terra Madre food festival is taking place in Turin (Italy) from October 23-27, 2014. Bringing together 1,000 exhibitors from 130 countries and 300 international representatives of the Slow Food movement, this is one of the most important global events dedicated to sustainable food and its producers. Exhibitors include chefs, farmers, fishers, academics, artisans, representatives from the worlds of wine and gastronomy, and the Terra Madre food communities.
The Festival aims to celebrate biodiversity and to explore the Ark of Taste, an international project which catalogues our global culinary heritage and works to protect foods at risk of extinction. Working in partnership with the UN and the 2014 International Year of Family Farming, the event aims to strengthen farming communities and family-oriented agriculture.
The Salone del Gusto and Terra Madre includes an international marketplace, a food education area with activities for families and young visitors, taste workshops, an Italian cooking school and a comprehensive program of conferences for in-depth discussions on subjects like family farming, food sovereignty, justice and waste.