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The Real Cost of a Steak

Sustainability / Stefano Carnazzi

Currently about 1.3 billion cattle populate the earth and graze on about a quarter of the arable land on the planet.

Equatorial biodiversity: Gabon celebrates its National Day at Expo Milano 2015

Culture / Giorgio Zerbinati

On the Atlantic coast of Equatorial Africa, almost 90 percent of Gabon is covered by rain forest. Present in Expo Milano 2015 in the Cocoa and Chocolate Cluster, the country will be celebrating its National Day on Thursday July 30.

Ivana Marova. How I invented Hydal Technology

Innovation / Stefano Carnazzi

The centerpiece statue in the swimming pool in the Czech Republic’s Pavilion at Expo Milano 2015 is actually a water purifier which works using a cutting edge nanotechnology system invented by a woman: Ivana Marova, a Czech scientist who teaches at Brno Technology University. She explains it to us, illustrating the advantages of the Hydal technology on which the bird-machine operates.

Daniel Libeskind. The Vanke Pavilion: tradition and innovation in a building that's like a butterfly in the sun

Innovation / Silvia Passini - Ilaria D’Ambrosi

"How do I know what to design? I listen to the stones. I sense the faces around me. I try to build bridges to the future by staring clear-eyed into the past. I am inspired by light, sound, invisible spirits, a distinct sense of place, a respect for history". These are words of Daniel Libeskind, the American architect who designed the Vanke Pavilion for Expo Milano 2015, bringing together Chinese tradition, architecture and innovation.

VIVA: the first Italian mark of sustainability for wine to be promoted by a national government

Sustainability / Giorgio Zerbinati

The 'VIVA' mark of the Ministry for the Environment identifies Italian wines that have been produced based on sustainability criteria. It is the first of its kind in the world to be promoted by a national government.

There are five new trends in anti-waste. And their watchword? Reuse.

Lifestyle / Cinzia Figus

Among the trends focused on caring for the Planet, there is only self-production. There are five new habits that help to protect the environment and to avoid unnecessary food waste in the refrigerator, in the pantry and at the table. Among the latest findings, where creativity goes hand-in-hand with the latest technological findings, there are also apps for smart phones.

What happens when a city changes its diet

Lifestyle / Ilaria D’Ambrosi

Cities are expanding through population growth, a growth that is sustainable only if it is limited by its carrying capacity. Food actions are a solution. Scientific research shows that a vegetarian diet is healthier for humans and the environment surrounding them.

Alien species and Tropicalization of the Mediterranean

Sustainability / Stefano Carnazzi

With the increase in the average temperature of water due to climate change in recent decades, there has been an increased amount of tropical species found in the Mediterranean. They are coming from the African coast of the Atlantic through the Strait of Gibraltar and from the Red Sea by way of the Suez Canal.

Rifkin: "To feed everyone, we need a revolution, to become vegetarian and to abandon GMOs."

Economia / Gianluca Zavatta

The future of the Planet is at risk, and we are at a crucial point and need a change of direction; otherwise our very existence is threatened. This is the view of Jeremy Rifkin, American economist, an activist in the peace movement in the sixties and seventies, the author of several books.

Tasty, nutritious and adaptable to climate change. Algae: the vegetables of the future.

Sustainability / Stefano Carnazzi

Algae inhabit an underwater world that is still partially unknown, especially in the West. But drawing from food traditions in Asia and the most recent scientific research, evidence is emerging that these vegetables from the sea will play an important part in our diet of the future.

Over a million people are already #FoodConscious. What about you?

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