57 New Slow Food Presidia at Terra Madre Salone del Gusto. And they are over 500 around the world.

Terra Madre Salone del Gusto (from September 22 to 26, Turin, Italy) welcomes 57 new Presidiafrom 18 different countries this year: part of the Slow Food Foundation for Biodiversity‘s ambitious project to protect small-scale producers and promote endangered culinary traditions around the world.

In recent days the Slow Food Foundation has reached an important milestone by establishing the 500th Presidium: the Tlaola Serrano Chili Pepper in Mexico – an entirely female Presidium and an example of social and economic emancipation of indigenous women linked to the rediscovery and enhancement of biodiversity.

The theme of Terra Madre Salone del Gusto – loving the earth – makes the 300 Presidia present at the event the standard-bearers of a network which in safeguards 500 local productions including raw milk cheeses, animal breeds, plant varieties, honeys, traditional techniques and fishery resources.

29 international Presidia are represented for the first time in the market at the Valentino park, coming from Europe, Africa, Asia and the Americas. Italy alone presents 28 Presidia, including the first Presidium spread throughout the national territory: Extra-Virgin Olive Oil. All the Italian Presidia are located in Via Roma and Piazza San Carlo, in the center of Turin.

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By enricgomez.com