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Sfondo Tag WE

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.

The other half of the Planet. The challenges, messages and proposals from the Women's Weeks

Economia / Redazione Expo 2015

The Women's Weeks were two intense, constructive and exciting weeks at Expo Milano 2015. Strong messages, clear proposals and concrete testimonies were given by the women and men who participated in over 50 international events, debates, concerts, readings and performances. Here is the story in words and pictures of what took place between June 29 to July 10 and the significance of this great legacy for the future.

Vicente Loscertales. Expo Milano 2015’s recipe for happiness

Editorial / Stefano Carnazzi - Silvia Passini

Millions of visitors, the joy on people's faces on the Decumano and in the Pavilions over the last six months have given the Universal Exhibition added vitality. The Secretary-General of the Bureau International des Expositions explains what he considers to be the ingredients that have made Expo Milano 2015 such a success.

Third trend: sustainability

Innovation / Emanuela Taverna - Michele Sechi Gatta

The food of the future must require less water, less energy, less fertilizer and less transport. And since sometimes you have to look at the past in order to innovate, many young people are devoting themselves to agriculture and reviving methods of organic cultivation, using biodynamic approaches, permaculture or synergic agriculture. Sustainability also has a vital social dimension, such as the inclusion of weaker or disadvantaged members of society or boosting female business empowerment.

Orange Fiber. In Sicily, oranges are fashionable

Innovation / Michele Sechi Gatta

They use byproducts from the Italian citrus fruit industry to create sustainable fabrics, which are changing the face of fashion. Adriana and Enrica aim to contribute to the creation of a sustainable market. And their ability has garnered multiple recognitions.

5by20: Coca-Cola helping 5 million women in Developing Nations to run their own businesses by 2020

Economy / Redazione Expo 2015

The Coca-Cola project to support female empowerment in Developing Nations. Coca-Cola is the Official Soft Drink Partner of Expo Milano 2015.

Leyla Khalil. Food speaks all languages

Culture / Silvia Passini

Leyla Khalil is a young Italian-Lebanese writer and the winner of the X edition of the Slow Food Special Award that rewards stories inspired by food and its production. The award is part of the National Literary Contest, Lingua Madre (Mother Tongue), the first one to be specifically dedicated to foreign women residing in Italy who, by using their new language, wish to deepen the relationship from identity to roots with their countries through writing.

Angola. A country rich in natural resources and food variety

Culture / Emanuela Taverna

The culinary tradition of Angola draws upon its own rich regional and ethnic roots, which over the centuries have evolved by absorbing other gastronomic cultures, especially those of Portugal, Brazil and Italy.

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.

Meng Tian. Music is my home: it brings together cultures, countries and people... also at the table

Culture / Silvia Passini

The meeting of cultures, the absolute value of music, the importance of a feminine take on things in addressing the major challenges, including through music: these are just some of the topics that the singer Meng Tian tackles during this interview.

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

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