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by Mary Jane Edleson

SLOW FOOD BALI Heads to Terra Madre

SLOW FOOD BALI Heads to Terra Madre

Slow Food Bali Convivium Leader Mary Jane Edleson arrived this week in Turin, Italy, to attend the now unified Slow Food international events of Terra Madre (conferences, workshops and meetings on food and sustainable food production) and Salone del Gusto (food tasting fair) held from Oct 23 – 27.

The latest edition of this global biennial is dedicated to family farming and Slow Food’s international Ark of Taste project for the protection of biodiversity. This year’s event brings together a wide range of people in the food chain who together support sustainable agriculture, fishing and breeding.

Slow Food Bali is pleased to announce that Slow Food has fully sponsored the participation at Terra Madre 2014 of Prof I Made Supartha Utama, Ph.D., Director of the Center for Research & Development of Horticultural Crops, from the Dept of Agriculture, Udayana University, Bali. Prof Made Utama will be presenting in an Earth Workshop, entitled “Fewer Steps, More Trust”, where members of the Terra Madre network from around the world will discuss various solutions to shortening the distribution chain, from farmers’ markets to collective buying groups and other forms of direct sales.

The main focus of this year’s Terra Madre event is the Ark of Taste, the Slow Food project aiming at cataloguing 10,000 endangered food products in the world. In support of this goal, a huge Ark of Taste exhibition area will be located in the middle of the main pavilion where samples of endangered foods from around the world will be presented. Within the main event pavilion will also be the Terra Madre Kitchen, where every day eight different chefs from the Slow Food Terra Madre network will cook recipes from their country using Ark of Taste, food communities, and Presidia products. More information on the conferences and food events can be found here: http://www.salonedelgusto.com/

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