Salone del Gusto and Terra Madre Conferences Begin Tomorrow

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TURIN, ITALY — Members of the industry will gather in Turin, Italy tomorrow to tackle some of the biggest issues facing the future of foodservice — including climate change, aquaculture, food packaging and world hunger — at the biennial Salone del Gusto and Terra Madre, hosted by Slow Food International.

From Oct. 23 to 28, more than 1,000 exhibitors from 130 countries will showcase at Salone del Gusto, a food-and-wine fair, and Terra Madre, a conference on sustainable regional food systems. “Terra Madre is the unlikely combination of the most divine fancy food show meets a United Nations meeting on ecstasy,” said Richard McCarthy, executive director of Slow Food U.S.A. “Everyone present is united by a common belief in quality and solidarity.”

In addition to panel discussions dissecting the issues related to small-scale farming, soil health and more, the show will be home to workshops, with themes such as “Truffles in the Kitchen,” “The History of the Cocktail” and “The Biodiversity of Couscous in Northwest Africa” It will also highlight The Ark of Taste, a project identifying foods facing extinction.