SFYN Podcast
Youth on political activism, sustainable food systems and their relationship to the EU

Youth on political activism, sustainable food systems and their relationship to the EU

December 31, 2021

Take a break from December feasts and listen to the last episode of the SFYN podcast focused on EU food policies, in which we actually do not speak about EU food policies. While you are all recovering from delicious but intense end of the year festivities, let us talk to you about youth. These past years, young people from around the world have raised their voices, and took up the fight against climate change, inequalities, racism, war, corruption, you name it. Young people hold a great power to change the world, and more and more of them have decided to use this power to get their message across. 

Mid-December, members of the Slow Food Youth Network in Europe and students at the Slow Food’s University of Gastronomic Science gathered in Bra, in northern Italy. It was a great opportunity for us to sit down with a few of them and discuss about their views on political activism, their desire to see a sustainable food system happening in Europe and beyond, and their relationship to the European Union.

    • Jorrit, president of SFYN
    • Mallory, American student at the Slow Food’s University of Gastronomic Science (UNISG)
    • Paolo, member of SFYN in Sardegna
    • Lianne, president of SFYN Netherlands

Do not hesitate to follow @SlowFoodEurope on Twitter, but you can also follow SFYN and UNISG on Instagram and explore what young Slow Food activists are up to! See you in 2022!

Host: Alice Poiron
Production, editing and music: Leonardo Prieto Dorantes
A project by Slow Food Youth Network

Financed by the European Union. The contents of this podcast are the sole responsibility of the author and the EASME is not responsible for any use that may be made of the information contained therein.

COP26: What‘s on the menu for food and farming?

COP26: What‘s on the menu for food and farming?

December 14, 2021

Time for EU food policy! In this episode, Slow Food Europe talks about climate!

Few weeks ago, world leaders met in Glasgow for the COP26! Alas, this crucial international summit on climate change ended with a disappointing agreement, just when the expectations of civil society, young people, indigenous peoples, and all those affected by the climate emergency were highest. What’s more, despite causing approximately 30% of all atmospheric carbon, there was little said about food and farming.

Now that the COP26 is behind us and that dust has settled, let’s take a step back! Was the COP26 a success? What was decided about food and farming? Where does the EU stand in all this, and what is the EU’s way forward on climate change ? We answer all these questions with our three guests:

Check out Slow Food’s website to keep up to speed about our work on climate change: https://www.slowfood.com/what-we-do/themes/climatechange/

Do not hesitate to follow @SlowFoodEurope on Twitter, as well as our guests: @TimMcPhieEU@slowfooduk and @IPESfood

Host: Alice Poiron
Production & editing: Valentina Gritti 
Music: Leonardo Prieto Dorantes

Financed by the European Union. The contents of this podcast are the sole responsibility of the author and the EASME is not responsible for any use that may be made of the information contained therein.

A project by the Slow Food Youth Network

EU Farm to Fork Strategy: Science, Civil Society and the Planet over Corporate Interests.

EU Farm to Fork Strategy: Science, Civil Society and the Planet over Corporate Interests.

November 17, 2021

Slow Food Europe is back with a second episode on the EU Farm to Fork Strategy, which was proposed by the EU Commission last year to accelerate the transition towards sustainable food systems in Europe.

Last month, the EU Parliament voted in favor of this strategy despite repeated lobbying attacks from the agrifood industry. Slow Food warmly welcomed this vote, and took the opportunity to gather three panelists who have worked hard on the Farm to Fork Strategy since the start:

In this episode, our guests talk about the EU Farm to Fork Strategy and what has happened since its publication in May 2020. They shed light on the intense lobbying that the agro-chemical industry has been doing to try to weaken the Strategy, and on how you, as European citizens can influence food policy, for example through the recent successful European Citizens Initative “Save bees and farmers”.

For more details on the EU Parliament's vote of the EU Farm to Fork Strategy, read our recap article: https://www.slowfood.com/eu-parliament-gives-the-green-light-to-the-farm-to-fork-strategy/

Also, do not hesitate to follow @SlowFoodEurope on Twitter, as well as our guests: @MetzTilly@corporateeurope and @EuropePAN!

 

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Music: Leonardo Prieto Dorantes
Production: Valentina Gritti 

Financed by the European Union. The contents of this podcast are the sole responsibility of the author and the EASME is not responsible for any use that may be made of the information contained therein.

A project by the Slow Food Youth Network

SFYNers around the globe: Juan Carlos Villegas (Mexico)

SFYNers around the globe: Juan Carlos Villegas (Mexico)

September 7, 2021

Welcome to a new episode of SFYNers around the globe! In this series we are going to meet different activists of our network. We are going to get to know more about who they are, what they do in their daily lives and how they are involved with the Slow Food Youth Network. We have a similar set of questions for all the SFYNers but in additions to those we will see of course where the conversation brings us. The special guest of today is Juan Carlos Villegas Cuevas, from Oaxaca in Mexico. Juan Carlos is an active member of SFYN Mexico and he participated in the digital global SFYN Academy this year. He is the director of Etnofood and knows a lot about local food culture and in particular about Mezcal. 

Link to Etnofood: https://etnofood.wixsite.com/inicio 
Link to the SFYN Academy website: http://www.sfynacademy.com/ 

Podcast host, production and editing: Valentina Gritti
Podcast jingle: Leonardo Prieto Dorantes
Song “Cielito lindo” by Tres Ríos

A project by the Slow Food Youth Network

SFYNers around the globe: Cornel Popa (Iceland)

SFYNers around the globe: Cornel Popa (Iceland)

August 31, 2021

Welcome to a new episode of SFYNers around the globe! In this series we are going to meet different activists of our network. We are going to get to know more about who they are, what they do in their daily lives and how they are involved with the Slow Food Youth Network. We have a similar set of questions for all the SFYNers but in additions to those we will see of course where the conversation brings us. The special guest of today is Cornel Popa, who is a SFYN activist based in Reykjavik, Iceland. Cornel has Italian roots, has lived in England for some time and now he settled in Iceland. He is a creative chef and a writer. He is really involved in improving the local food system, by preserving local varieties of food, coming up with zero-waste recipes, doing cooking workshops for homeless people and much more. 

Link to Cornel’s book Food and Family: https://amzn.to/3vyuvAQ 

Podcast host, production and editing: Valentina Gritti
Podcast jingle: Leonardo Prieto Dorantes
Song “All is found” cover sung by Snæja with Ívar on the guitar.

A project by the Slow Food Youth Network

SFYNers around the globe: Ruth Gutierrez (Bolivia)

SFYNers around the globe: Ruth Gutierrez (Bolivia)

August 17, 2021

Welcome to a new episode of SFYNers around the globe! In this series we are going to meet different activists of our network. We are going to get to know more about who they are, what they do in their daily lives and how they are involved with the Slow Food Youth Network. We have a similar set of questions for all the SFYNers but in additions to those we will see of course where the conversation brings us. 

The special guest of today is Ruth Gutierrez, from Bolivia. Ruth is a very young activist from the Community of Slow Food Cochabamba. She is studying gastronomy to become a chef. She is very active in supporting local food sovereignty and biodiversity in Bolivia and she is also very involved in the international activities of the Slow Food Youth Network. For example this year she was part of the World Disco Soup Day Task Force. Ruth loves taking care of her garden and living her life in balance… 

About World Disco Soup Day: https://slowfoodyouthnetwork.org/actions/ 
Wanna have a copy of the Disco Soup Cookbook? Write to hello@slowfoodyouthnetwork.org 

Podcast host, production and editing: Valentina Gritti
Podcast jingle: Leonardo Prieto Dorantes

A project by the Slow Food Youth Network

SFYNers around the globe: Carlo Sumoang (Philippines)

SFYNers around the globe: Carlo Sumoang (Philippines)

August 3, 2021

Welcome to a new episode of SFYNers around the globe! In this series we are going to meet different activists of our network. We are going to get to know more about who they are, what they do in their daily lives and how they are involved with the Slow Food Youth Network. We have a similar set of questions for all the SFYNers but in additions to those we will see of course where the conversation brings us. 

The special guest of today is Carlo Sumoang, a SFYN activist based in Manila, in The Philippines. SFYN in The Philippines has always been a very active network in the past years. They have carried out different initiatives to preserve local food heritage and biodiversity, to reduce food waste and much more. So I am really happy today to have this conversation with Carlo who can tell us a bit more about what is currently happening and also to get to know him more. Carlo is a farmer, entrepreneur and a fan of meditation. His dream? To retire soon and live as an hermit where he can meditate all day long…

Podcast host, production and editing: Valentina Gritti
Podcast jingle: Leonardo Prieto Dorantes

A project by the Slow Food Youth Network

SFYNers around the globe: John Kiwagalo (Uganda)

SFYNers around the globe: John Kiwagalo (Uganda)

July 27, 2021

Welcome to a new episode of SFYNers around the globe! In this series we are going to meet different activists of our network. We are going to get to know more about who they are, what they do in their daily lives and how they are involved with the Slow Food Youth Network. We have a similar set of questions for all the SFYNers but in additions to those we will see of course where the conversation brings us. 

The special guest of today is John Kiwagalo, from Mukono, in Uganda. John is one of the persons that you must know if you are part of the Slow Food Youth Network. He is the SFYN Africa coordinator and also coordinates the local youth network in Uganda. But what is his favourite food? And what does a typical day for him in Uganda look like?

Podcast host, production and editing: Valentina Gritti
Podcast jingle: Leonardo Prieto Dorantes

A project by the Slow Food Youth Network

SFYNers around the globe: Rebecca Marcone (Scotland)

SFYNers around the globe: Rebecca Marcone (Scotland)

July 6, 2021

Welcome to the second episode of SFYNers around the globe! In this series we are going to meet different activists of our network. We are going to get to know more about who they are, what they do in their daily lives and how they are involved with the Slow Food Youth Network. We have a similar set of questions for all the SFYNers but in additions to those we will see of course where the conversation brings us. 

The special guest of today is Rebecca Marcone, who is originally from Italy but is currently studying in Edinburgh Scotland. Rebecca is involved in the re-launching SFYN Scotland, she is a foodie with a lot of cooking passions (sourdough and specialty coffee to mention just a few). She is dreaming of a food system based on equality and she is committed to taking actions on a local and international level to make a change. 

Link to the “Scotland the Bread” initiative: https://scotlandthebread.org/
Link to SFYN Scotland: https://www.facebook.com/SFYNScotland 

Podcast host, production and editing: Valentina Gritti
Podcast jingle: Leonardo Prieto Dorantes

A project by the Slow Food Youth Network

SFYNers around the globe: Siwar Maalej (Tunisia)

SFYNers around the globe: Siwar Maalej (Tunisia)

June 29, 2021

Today we are kicking off a new series called SFYNers around the globe! In this series we are going to meet different activists of our network. We are going to get to know more about who they are, what they do in their daily lives and how they are involved with the Slow Food Youth Network. We have a similar set of questions for all the SFYNers but in additions to those we will see of course where the conversation brings us. 

The first guest of our series is Siwar Maalej, from SFYN Tunis, in Tunisia. Wanna know what a typical day in Tunis looks like? Find out something about the local food system’s issues and potential? Let’s start! 

Here you can find the Instagram of Siwar: https://www.instagram.com/greenleveltastes/
and of SFYN Tunis: https://www.instagram.com/sfyntunis/

Watch the video on how to prepare the traditional Bsisa: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1cYL1dmGHwU 

Podcast host, production and editing: Valentina Gritti.
Podcast jingle: Leonardo Prieto Dorantes.

A project by the Slow Food Youth Network

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