“Safeguarding local ecological practices is saving our future”
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“Safeguarding local ecological practices is saving our future”

Renata Soukand is an Associate Professor at DAIS (Department of Environmental Sciences, Informatics and Statistics) at the Ca’ Foscari University in Venice. For the Master of Gastronomy: Food Ecologies and Sovereignty, she lectured on “Traditional Food Fermentation in Eastern Europe” with specific regional examples of different fermented foods and beverages such as plants, mushrooms, plant-based products, milk products…

Discovering the cultural and natural heritage of Himalayan Pakistan
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Discovering the cultural and natural heritage of Himalayan Pakistan

A chat with Shujaul Mulk Khan, Assistant Professor in the department of Plant Sciences at the Quaid – i – Azam University in Islamabad and Arshad Mehmood Abbasi, Assistant Professor in COMSATS Institute of Information Technology of Abbottabad have organized lectures for our Master of Gastronomy: Food in the World (Food Ecologies and Sovereignty) program on “Ethno Ecologies in the Pakistani Himalaya”.

Food and power: in Pollenzo students learn how to use food for a positive creation
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Food and power: in Pollenzo students learn how to use food for a positive creation

Nir Avieli is Senior Lecturer of Anthropology at Ben Gurion University in Beer Sheva and president of The Israeli Anthropological Association. As cultural anthropologist he has conducted anthropological research in the central Vietnamese town of Hoi An since 1998 and has conducted ethnographic research in Thailand, India, Singapore, and Israel.

Sending a powerful message to the big food companies: How voting with our forks can change food systems
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Sending a powerful message to the big food companies: How voting with our forks can change food systems

Marion Nestle is Paulette Goddard Professor of Nutrition, Food Studies and Public Health, Emerita, at New York University.  She is also a Visiting Professor of Nutritional Sciences at Cornell. Her research examines scientific and socioeconomic influences on food choice, obesity, and food safety, emphasizing the role of food marketing.

Sustainability is the challenge of the future
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Sustainability is the challenge of the future

A chat with Professor Colin Sage from University College Cork: a geographer working on interconnections of food, agriculture and environment

Stanley Ulijaszek, a nutritional anthropologist from Oxford University to Pollenzo
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Stanley Ulijaszek, a nutritional anthropologist from Oxford University to Pollenzo

Stanley Ulijaszek is Director of the Unit for Biocultural Variation and Obesity, and Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, University of Oxford. His interests are in evolutionary, biocultural and life history approaches to nutritional health, including undernutrition and obesity…

But What Do We Actually Do?
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But What Do We Actually Do?

Today, we have a small interlude from the normal Sunday installment of #MeetTheGastronomes, due to our study trip in Calabria all of last week.  I was supposed to have something whipped up for you, with someone’s story ready in the wings, but since I don’t, I thought I might explain the gastronomes.  Every week they … …read more

Oscar Farinetti’s views on the relationship between the future and the past
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Oscar Farinetti’s views on the relationship between the future and the past

Central to Farinetti’s success has been his perspective on the relationship between the future and the past. The past is something we can only remember, whereas the future we can do something about. He stressed the notion of an assisted destiny, a consideration of the important and positive aspects of our past, which informs the decisions we make in shaping our future….