Jacquelyn Ross – Clams, abalone and kelp forests: the sea, a common good

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Bra, Italy

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March 22nd at 10:00 in your time zone

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People who’ve had the good fortune to grow up surrounded by biodiversity know only too well. As Jacquelyn Ross relates, our sea is being depopulated. Many of the species – the abalone, for example – she was used to seeing as a child are ever more rare and rarefied.

What of the sea creatures that we used to see? The abalone, for example, or the kelp forests, or the numerous species of fish that her ancestors respected as a precious resource? The situation in the seas is changing, and this immense common good is under threat. From the climate crisis and the arrival of invasive species that compromise local biodiversity to unethical behavior and pollution… Some of the most beautiful areas on Earth are literally submerged.

Jacquelyn Ross invites to think, and to contribute with some simple actions that we can all do: collecting the waste we find on the beach, for example. If the sea is a common good, and therefore belongs to everyone, then it’s also everyone’s responsibility.

Jacquelyn Ross comes from a long line of fishers, hunters, gatherers and farmers, for whom caring for native plants, collecting seeds and working with food are all community activities.

Food Talks are a new and freely accessible format of Terra Madre Salone del Gusto: ten minutes for our guests to explore their thoughts on the world we live in, and the future we want for it!

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