CARLO PETRINI FOR THE FIRST TIME IN CROATIA!

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PETRINI VELIKA

Founder and president of Slow Food, the world's largest movement to preserve traditional agriculture and local gastronomies, a candidate for the Nobel Peace Prize and the man who was included in the 100 people who can save the world by Time magazine, for the first time will visit Croatia during Terra Madre Balkans event organized by the Association of Dubrovnik Kinookus held June 19 to 22 in Dubrovnik.

The man whose ideas stimulated planetary reform of the food system today is at the forefront of a movement that has more than 100,000 members over 150 countries around the world, organized in 1500 local units (convivia) and over 2000  food communities dealing with sustainable agriculture. The movement was founded in the 1989 in response to the spread of fast-food culture and rapid way of life, the disappearance of local gastronomic traditions and the decreased peoples’ interest in origin and quality of the food eaten.

Slow Food has numerous projects, campaigns and initiatives such as the 10.000 gardens in Africa, Ark of Taste – a catalog of endangered food and Slow Food Presidia - projects of direct assistance to small farmers and organizes major events including the best known Slow Fish in Genova and Istanbul, Cheese in Bra and Salone del gusto i Terra Madre in Turin. By the idea of Carlo Petrini, in Pollenzo, near Turin, the first University of Gastronomic Sciences was founded, which was celebrating the 10th anniversary this year.

Carlo Petrini  will on the third Terra Madre Balkans meetings in Dubrovnik, speak at the conference Beyond the Ark of Taste - defining Terra Madre Balkans’ strategy to safeguard endangered food traditions and at the roundtable Sustainable rural tourism and Terra Madre food communities at which he will present movements’ new project “Slow Planet”. The conference and the roundtable are scheduled for Saturday, June 21st, in the amphitheater of Dubrovnik University Campus.

For the detailed programme of the 3rd Terra Madre Balkans meetings please click here.
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