Today, the 18 of May, is a rainy day. This sky that seems to have an infinite amount of water waiting to fall down has also characterized my recent experience in at Slow Fish in Genova, where I stayed for..
Starting from Dory Doctorow’s novel “Makers: A Novel of the Whirlwind Changes to Come”, the article tackles the theme of obesity. Drawing from the vicissitudes of one of the protagonists of the novel, it points out the cultural and economic roots of this social and medical problem. Building from it, the article asks for possible solutions. Slow Food’s principles of good, fair and clean are already a viable response; however, the article argues that a solution to obesity passes through strategies aimed at making good, fair and clean food economically available to a vaster public.
L’idea di sovranità alimentare, nata in ambito non governativo, spesso viene contrapposta od almeno paragonata al concetto di Food security, sicurezza alimentare (da non confondersi con Food safety, sicurezza degli alimenti), portato avanti dai grandi organismi internazionali, che viene definita invece come quella condizione in cui “tutte le persone, hanno accesso fisico, sociale ed economico a cibo sufficiente, sicuro e nutriente, che incontri le loro necessità nutrizionali e le loro preferenze, tanto da permettergli di condurre una vita attiva e sana” (Fao, 1996).
As a very recent graduate of the UNISG masters program, I am, like the rest of my class, attempting to establish my place as a gastronome in the world beyond the University. It certainly isn’t an easy transition. Out there in the real world, people don’t discuss food every minute of the day, or eagerly debate the ramifications of CAP reform. And the constant misinterpretations of ‘gastronomist’ are somewhat wearing.