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Tropical forests suffer with increased food exports

Sustainability / Tommaso Perrone

A third of deforestation in tropical countries is caused by the production and export of beef, soybeans, palm oil and timber products: all data that should prompt us to think about what kind of diet we should follow to reduce our environmental impact.

Six months of #expopeople. The best shots of people at Expo Milano 2015

Lifestyle / Amedeo Novelli

Six months of the Universal Exhibition, millions more visitors than expected, 150 countries and Pavilions designed by the best architects in the world….foods galore, exhibitions galore, events galore. #expopeople has gathered within this unique setting, a smile a day. Here is a hand-picked selection.

Seventh trend: sharing

Innovation / Emanuela Taverna - Michele Sechi Gatta

Among the environments in which the desire for sharing is especially strong, the field of food generates intense interest. This trend can be said to include all online platforms and mobile apps which encourage networking on food issues, whether offering digital resources to obtain short supply chain products, lunches and suppers in private homes, interactive edutainment products for children, store locators for finding restaurants, and much more.

Roberto Masi. The Future Factor, a seed worth growing

Economy / Emanuela Taverna

Twenty contracts from three to five years for twenty farmers under-40. This is the commitment made by McDonald’s Italia at Expo Milano 2015 and signed with the approval of Minister Martina.

World Humanitarian Day. What it is, why it was created and its purpose

Culture / Stefano Carnazzi

"Why do we need humanitarian aid?" is a question that seems obvious, with a predictable answer. The other question is not so obvious: what are the risks faced by those operating in countries at risk? The United Nations, with World Humanitarian Day on August 19, reminds us that helping populations that are suffering and the nations in difficulty is anything but a foregone conclusion. And one that can cost human lives. A day for helping people to understand who does what, and which are the smartest moves.

Tangible Nous. From Mexico, an alternative to animal protein

Innovation / Emanuela Taverna

A Mexican company has developed 100 percent vegetal products which can substitute meat, milk, yogurt and egg preparations while maintaining the taste and consistency of the originals. They also boast a whole series of advantages when compared to the substitutive products currently available.

Eat With. The advantage of dining at the home of a chef

Innovation / Emanuela Taverna

To make the world a more interesting place. That’s the mission of Eat With, the social eating portal that puts individual chefs in touch with tourists who want to eat in a more intimate atmosphere. Where, at times, you find truly special encounters. Like this couple in Rome...

Worldwide, over 1,000 species of insects are eaten. We tell you where and how

Lifestyle / Stefano Carnazzi

Not in large quantities, and not usually as the main course, but people have been eating insects for a long time. For subsistence (hunter-gatherer tribes in Africa and the Amazon), because they are traditionally considered a delicacy (as with cricket snacks in Thailand or Mexican mezcal with a worm in it) or, as happens to most westerners, without even realizing they are eating them (up to about 10 ounces a year), in preserved tomato products and organic vegetables.

Marco Settembri. Not even a drop should be wasted

Economia / Simone Molteni

We are made up of water, and preserving this vital nutrient is essential to life. But for Nestlé Waters a sustainable management of water resources is also beneficial to the maintenance of the business.

Mike Watkins. The consumer of the future will only purchase fresh food for immediate consumption

Economy / Michele Sechi Gatta

Watkins explains how this Universal Exposition is an opportunity for companies to increase their social responsibility; through a revolution that is already underway.

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

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