The Calabria region will take part, from Thursday to next Monday, to the twelfth edition of Salone del Gusto Terra Madre in Turin, the most important biennial event dedicated to food and protection of the planet.
The participation of the region at the fair, which will be held at the Lingotto in Turin, is curated by the Department of Agriculture and Agro-food resources and by ARSAC, the regional Agency for the Development of agriculture. Eighteen are the Calabrian companies that will bring to Turin the Calabrian quality products to promote and exploit together with the territories of origin. The event will also take part in the representatives of the Consortium of Protection and Slow Food Presidia. The institutional stand of the Calabria region, which will be located in Pavilion Tre, hosts a series of events during which the attention will be focused not only on the quality and goodness of Calabrian agri-food productions, but also on a new way of To understand agriculture and gastronomy. The protection of the environment and of the earth, therefore, through a healthy and respectful agriculture, the saving of food, the sustainability, the valorisation of the extraordinary Calabrian biodiversity. There will be numerous, in fact, the moments of confrontation on these and other themes, moderated by journalists of national renown, such as Federico Quaranta, Angela Frenda, Eleonora Cozzella, Maurizio Pescari. The meetings will also be enriched by the show cooking curated by the Italian Cooks Federation and by the guided tastings of Calabrian products provided in the five dedicated areas (Bakery/deli/cheese, pastry, bar/cocktail, Wine Shop/Artisan beers, Oleoteca). " The Calabria participates in Salone del Gusto Terra Madre in Turin-said the president of the region Mario Oliverio-not only to further promote the affirmation of our productions of quality and our territories, but also to spread the Awareness of the fact that through food and responsible choices of producers and consumers, you can change the planet. Our region, not by chance, in addition to being the second in Italy for Organic productions, was the first to prohibit the use of glyphosate in agriculture-said Oliverio-to preserve the quality of food, protecting the health of consumers and the healthiness of Territories. At Salon del Gusto We will also promote the recovery and protection of our traditions, through the project of the Calabrian villages and the valorisation of the internal areas ". In Turin we will be able to promote the widest possible knowledge of the quality of the products of our land-said the regional councillor for agriculture Mauro D'ACRI-dialogue with the visitors and we will create moments of confrontation with the Buyers from all over the world to encourage the change in people's eating habits and awareness of the importance of what to buy and bring on their own table. Choosing a food rather than another – stressed acre – also means thinking about our future and our land, social equity, economy and politics. " We are satisfied that eighteen companies of excellence of the Calabrian agro-alimentary have joined the participation in Salon of taste-said the general manager of the Agriculture Department Giacomo Giovinazzo-the department, in fact, supports a New way of understanding the participation in fairs, which make the aggregation and sharing the fundamental principles, as we aim to promote, through the quality productions, the image of the whole of Calabria, land rich both from the point Of view of the agrifood, that of ancient tradition and enchanting places to discover ".