How agricultural chemicals are poisoning our world. And all the (false) myths about them

How agricultural chemicals are poisoning our world. And all the (false) myths about them

Corporations are putting our lives and our environment at risk through a growing and improper influence over institutions, whose responsibility should be, instead, protecting people and the planet. The visible consequences have made it imperative to expose their devious tactics and their steadfast and corrupt lobbying, recently revealed in the Poison Papers (a compilation of over

The fight against GM mustard in India is crucial for the global war on GMOs

The fight against GM mustard in India is crucial for the global war on GMOs

Amidst the determined push by biotech lobbies to impose genetically modified (GM) mustard in India, civil society movements and farmers’ organisations are once again doing battle to oppose this new product of genetic engineering. If approved, this would become India’s first GM food crop, which poses grave health and environmental risks. The release of GM mustard would threaten farmers’

How climate change could transform the world’s wine map

How climate change could transform the world’s wine map

The connection between production areas and the agricultural and cultural identity is critical in transforming an ordinary wine into a world-renowned quality one. Tuscany in Italy, Bordeaux and Rhone in France, the Napa Valley in California and the coastal areas of Chile are just some of the most important regions when it comes to wine production.

Sam Kass, the ex-White House chef talks about his fight for a sustainable food system

Sam Kass, the ex-White House chef talks about his fight for a sustainable food system

Sam Kass has been close to the Obama family for over a decade, starting as their chef in 2005. His commitment to promoting healthy eating and a more sustainable food system – which causes fewer emissions and less deforestation, therefore contributing to climate change mitigation – has found a perfect fit with the former president’s and especially First Lady

India, tribal women are leading the conversion to organic agriculture

India, tribal women are leading the conversion to organic agriculture

The future scenario of the global food system is a matter of worry for experts and the scientific community because of the vulnerability of agriculture to the impacts of global warming. It is estimated that agricultural productivity will decline 15 to 30 per cent by 2080 in the developing regions most subject to climate change – Africa, South Asia and Central America. For some

Edie Mukiibi. We need to go back to the soil to move forward

Edie Mukiibi. We need to go back to the soil to move forward

Recovering a sustainable use of the soil is essential for our future, and that of biodiversity. During his Italian visit in occasion of the Seeds&Chips Global Food Innovation Summit in Milan we talked to Edward Mukiibi, Vice President at Slow Food International and Coordinator of Slow Food Uganda Activities. Mukiibi is an agronomist born and raised