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Create your own Disco Soup on World Disco Soup Day 2017!

Posted 11 months, 1 week ago in Blog SFYN Blogs

Join us on World Disco Soup Day 2017!

Disco Soup started 5 years ago as Schnippeldisko in Berlin, Germany, a “protest soup” against food waste that fed 8000 people. Throughout the food system there’s an enormous amount of perfectly good food being wasted; whether it’s vegetables left to rot in the fields, food discarded by supermarkets or consumers not using what they buy. Disco Soup aims to raise awareness of this global problem by showing that all this “waste” is actually perfectly edible, even it requires a little effort.

All you need to do is get in touch with farmers, wholesalers, markets, shops and supermarkets to see if they can donate some food instead of throwing it away. Then, with some tables, tools and at least one big pan you’ve got a Disco Soup going!

DIY Disco Soup in 6 easy steps:

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Join Terra Madre Salone del Gusto 2016!

Posted 1 year, 6 months ago in SFYN Blogs

Every two years Slow Food brings thousands of farmers and food producers from 150 countries to Turin for Terra Madre Salone del Gusto. On the 30th anniversary of Slow Food, the organizers have decided to celebrate this milestone by completely turning the event upside down and diffusing the event throughout the beautiful city of Turin. From September 22nd to 26th, food producers, activists, farmers and fishermen from around the world will take over the city and showcase the best of what Slow Food has to offer.

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10,000 Gardens in Africa: rediscovering the community supported agriculture

Posted 2 years, 4 months ago in SFYN Blogs

Community agriculture is one of the most powerful food systems in Africa. Nonetheless, monoculture and land grabbing endanger this model of food production. The Slow Food Gardens in Africa project is a way to rediscover community agriculture and to aggregate people who remain in contact with the land.

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Wasting Food in a Hungry World

Posted 2 years, 4 months ago in SFYN Blogs

Are Food and Hunger two sides of the same coin? At the moment, we live with more around a 7 billion people on this planet. At the same time, we produce enough food for 12 billion people. Nevertheless, almost one billion people suffer from malnutrition and hunger. How is that possible? Read more about Carlo Petrini thoughts on ‘wasting food in a hungry world’.

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Farmers in the Spotlight with Patrick Holden

Posted 2 years, 4 months ago in SFYN Blogs

Working on the land may be difficult, but we need the youth to establish the future of our agriculture. Patrick Holden, founder director of the Sustainable Food Trust, interviewed four young farmers, the heroes of future of food and farming, and asked them what attracted them to farming.

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