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Future food. Innovation at Expo Milano 2015

Innovation / Emanuela Taverna

Drones, satellites, robots: they are closer to our tables than we think. And Expo Milano 2015 proved it. It brought together hundreds of innovators who have found their recipe for healthier eating, after searching for it far out in space or inside our brains.

Antonio Boselli. Cisgenesis can help small farmers and typical products

Innovation / Giorgio Zerbinati

Antonio Boselli is the President of the farmers’ association Confagricoltura in Milan, Lodi, and Monza-Brianza, and an expert in biotechnology applied to agriculture. A speaker at a conference focused on GMOs, held by the CNR (National Research Council) in Expo Milano 2015, he was interviewed by ExpoNet, the official magazine of the Universal Exposition.

Argentina is transforming itself from “the granary of the planet” to a producer of food products

Sustainability / Stefano Carnazzi - Michele Sechi Gatta

Argentina’s Minister of Agriculture illustrates his country’s statistics, its future prospects and its revolutionary scientific innovations. Including the first transgenic cow in the world.

Luca Bressan. The globalization of indifference needs to be replaced with the globalization of love

Culture / Cinzia Figus

Food can become a powerful tool for sharing and respect among people and, today more than ever, for the survival of the planet: we need to go back to talking about ecology and protecting food products. This was the message from Luca Bressan, the Episcopal Vicar for Culture, Charity, Mission and Social Action of the Archdiocese of Milan, who is the coordinator of "Food for the spirit", the discussion table on inter-religious dialogue at the recent drafting session for the Charter of Milan.

Mario Tozzi. Let's stop forcing soil, seas and nature

Sustainability / Cinzia Figus

The 5th of December is FAO World Soil Day 2014. Mario Tozzi, geologist, Senior Researcher at the CNR (Italy's National Research Center), author and television presenter, vegetarian for environmental, ethical and health reasons, explains the risks that we run in our unwitting exploitation of the planet’s resources.

Good food according to Roland Poms, ICC Secretary General - International Association for Cereal Science and Technology

Innovation / Giorgio Zerbinati

Il Cibo Buono by Roland Poms, Secretary General of the ICC - International Association for Cereal Science and Technology, addresses the nodes of food security. His ebook is published by the Fondazione Giangiacomo Feltrinelli.

Umberto Galimberti. Old fears on new food

Culture / Cinzia Figus

Doubts about the safety of GM foods, the consequences of globalization on local food culture and the real meaning behind dieting. The famous philosopher and psychoanalyst explores in depth some of the food challenges of modern times.

Bee Deaths Threaten Food Security throughout the World

Sustainability / Tommaso Perrone

Three insecticides of the neonicotinoid family seem to be the cause of one of the most serious problems that are increasingly affecting agriculture and biodiversity: the death of the bees. The American government and the European Commission are working on how to save these pollinating insects.

Paolo De Castro. The future of food

Economy / Simone Molteni

Multilateral treaties. Trade retaliation. Battles for food, land and climate. One of the leading experts on agricultural policies in Italy and in Europe, Paolo De Castro, former Italian Minister of Agriculture, Food and Forestry Policies, and now Permanent Rapporteur for the Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development of the European Parliament for Expo 2015, sets forth the choices that will influence our way of life for years to come.

How to distinguish a real food scare from an inflated one

Lifestyle / Stefano Carnazzi

Poisons in the food chain, adulterations and sophistications, meat of other animals in the ragout, animal diseases and zoonoses. Reading the news, it’s enough to put you off your food. Occasionally producers do make mistakes; or else, the newspapers do. Here is how to distinguish the disturbing food scares from those triggered by mass hysteria.

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