Environmental sustainability and social equality: the food we want is for everyone – North America

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Bra, Italy

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October 10th at 19:00 in your time zone

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The relay around the world concludes in North America, where we discuss themes of food education and social inclusion, now more relevant than ever in the era of Covid-19.

In one of the richest and most powerful countries in the world, inequality is a crushing reality, and regards income, the color of your skin, where you live, and your ability to access fresh, high-quality food. This episode is also a chance to affirm the anti-racist ethos of Slow Food, which is committed to guaranteeing good, clean and fair food for all. Activists from across the United States discuss the necessity of continuing the fight for a more sustainable way of life and a fairer food system.


Moderator: Chanowk Yisrael, farmer, activist and “student of the Earth”, committed to the struggle for racial justice.


  • Leah Penniman, farmer, teacher, author and activist for food sovereignty. Long active in the struggle for racial justice, she’s the co-founder and co-director of Soul Fire Farm in Grafton, New York, a project run by people of color who work to dismantle racism in the food system.
  • Alice Waters, cook and author, activist for food education and owner of the Chez Panisse restaurant in Berkeley, California. In 1996 she created the Edible Schoolyard project, which for over 20 years has contributed to spread the practices of urban gardening and the value of a healthier food culture among the younger generations. She’s also Vice President of Slow Food International.
  • Matthew Raiford, “CheFarmer”, sixth-generation farmer, chef and owner of the restaurant The Farmer and The Larder. He’s also coordinator of the program of Culinary Arts at the College of Coastal Georgia.

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