SFYN Podcast
Resilience of indigenous communities

Resilience of indigenous communities

June 4, 2021

The goal of this episode is to broaden our understanding of a regenerative food system within the context of an indigenous community, and to shed light on the age-old agricultural practices that keep our communities strong. We learn about the multi-faceted challenges indigenous communities face, in the past, present, and future, and the solutions and growth that agriculture can provide. Amidst the trying times of the Covid-19 pandemic, we are humbled by new perspectives. The voices of our interviewees give us a strong reminder to step outside of ourselves and to understand not only how different communities are affected, but to learn from others. In doing so, we hear from experts around the world - people that have gained years of insight through study, implementation, and experimentation.

  • Carson Kiburo represents his indigenous Kenyan community on the global stage;
  • Roxanne Swentzl educates fellow members of the Santa Clara Pueblo in northern New Mexico on health and balance within ourselves;
  • Health scientist and CEO Dean Seneca advocates for the underdogs;
  • Lilian Hill shares with her community on the Hopi reservation different ways of saving food and building their own food systems.

Through these different perspectives prevails a common message: what we grow and how we grow it is an extension of our cultural identity. To hear indigenous community members speak on the resiliency and unification that comes from their food is not just a call to action. Rather, it is encouragement to reconnect with our food, and a reassurance that sometimes we have to look to the past in order to move forward. 

Podcast host, production and editing: Sara El Sayed
Supported by Katherine Blessington
Music: Lyla June and Leonardo Prieto Dorantes 

A project by the Slow Food Youth Network

Slow Food EU: what’s going on with New GMOs?

Slow Food EU: what’s going on with New GMOs?

May 17, 2021

This year the SFYN podcast is hosting a new series all dedicated to the European policy in terms of food and agriculture. The series will be conducted by Slow Food Europe, which is in charge of involving Slow Food in the political debate on the European level. The special host of this series is Alice Poiron, communication officer at Slow Food Europe. The topics touched will be in line with the most updated and relevant debates around food and agriculture in Europe. 

Today we kick off the series with the topic of new GMOs! What are new GMOs? How do they differ from the old GMOs? What are the latest decisions of the EU on the matter? 

The guests of today are:

  • Elisa D’Aloisio, peasant farmer at the European Coordination Via Campesina with a PhD in genetics and practical expertise in GMOs
  • Martin Sommer, policy coordinator at IFOAM Organics Europe, the association for organic food and farming in Europe
  • Madeleine Coste, Policy Officer at Slow Food Europe

Find here the European Commission’s study on new GMOs: https://www.slowfood.com/european-commission-opens-the-door-to-new-gmos/

Recommended to follow on Twitter: @SlowFoodEurope ; @OrganicsEurope ; @ECVC1 

Music: Leonardo Prieto Dorantes
Project manager: 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

 

Terra Madre ecosystems: urban lands & gastronomy

Terra Madre ecosystems: urban lands & gastronomy

May 7, 2021

This is the last episode dedicated to the Slow Food event Terra Madre and we are exploring our final ecosystem: the urban lands. Our question for today is: what is the role of gastronomy in promoting local biodiversity?

The special host of this episode is Ana Garcia Castellanos, who is working as a chef in a local food restaurant in Minnesota. She is from Guatemala and she is a digital activist for land rights and access to healthy diets. Ana will take us on a journey to Guatemala, Minnesota and Italy. She will present to us a model of a restaurant based on ingredients from a local farm, she will take us into a conversion with the Indigenous food lab and finally we will find out how ethnobotany and traditional knowledge can preserve biodiversity. 

Special guests:

  • Lola Molina, founder of "El mercadito de Lola", sustainable restaurant based on local food in Guatemala City, Guatemala;
  • Armando Medinaceli, indigenous education director at NATIFS, North American Traditional Indigenous Food Systems in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA;
  • Andrea Pieroni, professor of ethnobotany and dean at the University of Gastronomic Sciences in Pollenzo, Italy.

Podcast project manager & host: Valentina Gritti;
Music, composition & editing: Leonardo Prieto Dorantes;
Music: "Agua" by Leonardo Prieto; "Niña" by Leonardo Prieto for Son de Aquí.

Useful links:

El mercadito de Lola: https://www.facebook.com/elmercaditodelola/ 
Indigenous Food Lab: https://www.natifs.org/indigenous-food-lab/
University of Gastronomic Sciences: https://www.unisg.it/ 
Terra Madre website: https://terramadresalonedelgusto.com/ 
The SFYN Patreon page: https://patreon.com/join/slowfoodyouthnetwork/  

 

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

Terra Madre Talks: Sandor Katz & the marvels of fermentation.

Terra Madre Talks: Sandor Katz & the marvels of fermentation.

April 15, 2021

Today we will share with you this super nice Food Talk by Sandor Ellix Katz. Sandor is literally the guru of fermentation. He is from Tennessee, USA and he runs courses on fermentation across the world. He has participated in Terra Madre since its first edition and has helped create an international interest for these topics. The New York Times has called him “one of the few rock stars of the American gastronomic scene”. Learn the marvels of fermentation with his passionate Food Talk! 

Find the original video of the Food Talk on the Terra Madre website: https://terramadresalonedelgusto.com/en/event/sandor-katz-the-marvels-of-fermentation/

Wanna join World Disco Soup Day? Find all the information in the toolkits: https://drive.google.com/drive/u/0/folders/1c8N8kNrpE0NxX1-4oUR_aXCGkXy7Fn32 and all the materials to support the campaign in this Google Drive: https://drive.google.com/drive/u/0/folders/1Yx4y_5HiGD6AXoxKH4aUAMCg3zngenj2 

 

Podcast host & production: Valentina Gritti
Music & editing: Leonardo Prieto Dorantes


A project by the Slow Food Youth Network

Terra Madre ecosystems: water lands & women in fishing.

Terra Madre ecosystems: water lands & women in fishing.

April 7, 2021

In the framework of the Slow Food event Terra Madre, today we are exploring another ecosystem: the water lands. We will particularly focus on the role and the rights of women in fishing in different territories. In this podcast episode you will be accompanied by Lapo Degli Innocenti. 

Lapo is a researcher on International Law and Sustainable Development. Through his dissertation – A Rhapsody in Blue: International Fisheries Law towards (Un)Sustainable Development? – he explored international law’s key role in the sustainable development of worldwide fisheries. He also wrote the Slow Fish Report for the 2019 Network's gathering in Genoa - Fishing for Alternatives: the Blue Commons. The policy paper collects the position of the Slow Fish Community for a different approach to fisheries than the mainstream "Blue Growth".

Special guests of this episode:

  • Donatella Marino: she processes the Menaica anchovies of the Slow Food Presidium in Campania, Italy with a very ancient technique. She explains the story of the presidium, her personal experience and gives us some delicious recipes;
    Hilda Adams: she is the founder of a women collective of small scale fisherwomen in the West Coast in South Africa. She talks about her fight to establish fisherwomen rights and the rights of her community;
  • Sandra Amézaga: she is the spokesperson of AKTEA, the first European network of fisherwomen's organizations in Europe. Aktea is acting at European and national level to gain recognition for the role of women in fisheries and aquaculture and to achieve gender equality in these sectors.

Podcast project manager & host: Valentina Gritti;
Music, composition & editing: Leonardo Prieto Dorantes;
Music: "Agua" by Leonardo Prieto; "No te Vayas" by Son de Aquí; Grupo Berekete; Ensamble Batá CIEM. 

 

Terra Madre website: https://terramadresalonedelgusto.com/
The SFYN Patreon page: https://patreon.com/join/slowfoodyouthnetwork/ 
 
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

Terra Madre ecosystems: agroecology, identity & resistance.

Terra Madre ecosystems: agroecology, identity & resistance.

March 24, 2021

In the framework of the Slow Food event Terra Madre, today we are exploring the ecosystems shaped by agroecology. You are going to get deeper into the topic of sustainable agriculture, food sovereignty, school gardens, cultural identity and much more. Mélanie Antin is the podcast host for today. She is a young activist of Slow Food France, she has a background in anthropology and she is a drama teacher. Mélanie is passionate about agroecology and writing. She has a beautiful blog showcasing stories of resistance among farmers of all over the word called “les mauvaises herbes”: http://lesmauvaisesherbes.blog/

Guests: 

  • Helda Morales: biologist, professor and researcher at ECOSUR, México;
  • Edie Mukiibi: agronomist, vice-president of Slow Food International and executive director of Slow Food Uganda, Uganda;
  • Paola Migliorini: assistant Professor of Agronomy and Crop Production at UNISG, president of Agroecology Europe, Italy.

Project manager & host: Valentina Gritti.

Special host: Mélanie Antin.

Composition, production & editing: Leonardo Prieto Dorantes.

Music: Mexican music: Tres Ríos: Pablo Rodríguez, Manu Pinzón, Patricia Mancheño, Leonardo Prieto; African music: Kabele bah, Paul Valdivia, Guillermo siliceo, Jorge whaley y Juan Domingo Rogel; maestro Gwagoro Keita; Tala lesson Codarts. 

Links:

The healthy eating plate: https://www.health.harvard.edu/blog/harvard-to-usda-check-out-the-healthy-eating-plate-201109143344 
Terra Madre website: https://terramadresalonedelgusto.com/
The SFYN Patreon page: https://patreon.com/join/slowfoodyouthnetwork/ 

 

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

Terra Madre Talks: Alice Waters and the school supported agriculture.

Terra Madre Talks: Alice Waters and the school supported agriculture.

March 15, 2021

Today we will listen to another very inspiring Food Talk: the one of Alice Waters. Alice Waters is the vice president of Slow Food International, she is a chef and author, activist for food education and owner of the restaurant Chez Panisse in Berkeley, California. In 1996 she created the Edible Schoolyard Project, which in over 20 years has contributed to the spread of urban gardening and the value of a healthier food culture among the next generation. According to Alice Waters schools have an enormous potential when it comes to changing the future of the food system: they can choose to create direct relationships with local farmers, commit to buying their products at a fair price for the producer, taking into account the true cost of delivering it from farm to fork, and the hard work of the producers themselves... 

Find the video of the Food Talk on the Terra Madre event's website this link: https://terramadresalonedelgusto.com/en/event/alice-waters-changing-the-food-system-starts-at-school/

 

Podcast host: Valentina Gritti
Editing, production & music: Leonardo Prieto Dorantes

 

Reserve your copy of the #discosoupcookbook now: a collection of 100 recipes with food scraps, leftovers and traditional preservation methods from all over the world https://igg.me/at/SFYN-cookbook/x#/

 

A project by the Slow Food Youth Network

Terra Madre Talks: Miguel Altieri; agroecology, a cure for the pandemic?

Terra Madre Talks: Miguel Altieri; agroecology, a cure for the pandemic?

February 25, 2021

Today we are going to listen to the Food Talk of Miguel Altieri, one of the fathers of agroecology. He will tell us how the current pandemic is linked to our food systems and how agroecology can be a tool to achieve better health in agriculture, ecology and humans.

 

Host & production: Valentina Gritti

Music & editing: Leonardo Prieto Dorantes

 

Watch the video of the Food Talk on the Terra Madre website at this link: https://terramadresalonedelgusto.com/en/event/miguel-altieri-agroecology-a-cure-for-the-pandemic/

Become a SFYN Patron and get access to extra material: http://patreon.com/join/slowfoodyouthnetwork/

A project by the Slow Food Youth Network

 

On My Plate Challenge: Fair Food.

On My Plate Challenge: Fair Food.

February 15, 2021
This is the third episode dedicated to the On My Plate Challenge of Slow Food: what is fair food? We will explore its meanings with three interviewees, from Rome, Paris and New York. 
 
The three special guests of today are:
 
  • Diletta Bellotti is a young human rights advocate and founder of the “pomodori rosso sangue” movement (bloody red tomatoes). She is actively campaigning against organized crime, especially when it comes to labour force exploitation and migration. Today she will talk to us about the Caporalato phenomenon, a particular type of labour exploitation in agriculture (and not only);
  • Bastien Beaufort is assistant director of Guayapi, a fair trade company based in Paris and which commercializes products from the Amazon and from Sri Lanka. Among their products they are also trading the Waraná from the Slow Food Presidium of the Sateré Mawé community in the Brazilian Amazon;
  • Nevin Cohen is Associate Professor at the City University of NY at the School of Public Health and he is Research Director of the CUNY Urban Food Policy Institute. Together with Kristin Reynolds he wrote the book: “Beyond the Kale: Urban Agriculture and Social Justice Activism in New York City”.
Podcast host & production: Valentina Gritti
Production, editing & music: Leonardo Prieto Dorantes
Voice: Fernanda Cabral
 
This episode is realized in the occasion of the Slow Food event Terra Madre 2020: find the whole program on www.terramadresalonedelgusto.com 
 
Did you like this episode? Support our work and have access to extra material by becoming one of our patrons on http://patreon.com/join/slowfoodyouthnetwork/
 
Have you signed up for the On My Plate Challenge yet? If not, you can do it at Onmyplate.slowfood.com 
 
A project by the Slow Food Youth Network.
On My Plate Challenge: Clean Food.

On My Plate Challenge: Clean Food.

February 1, 2021
This is the second episode dedicated to the On My Plate Challenge of Slow Food: what is clean food? We will explore its meanings with three interviewees, from Cuba, Italy and Burkina Faso. 
 
The three special guests of today are:
 
- Melissa Relova Posada: she is a 20 years old girl from Cuba and I'm. She is part of the Slow Food community Finca Vista Hermosa which is her family project. She is now attending the 3rd year at the University of Gastronomic Sciences in Pollenzo, Italy. Melissa will tell us about how the USA embargo influenced the agricultural landscape in Cuba.
 
- Alberto Leone: he is an Italian beekeeper belonging to the Slow Food Presidium of the Alpine high mountain honey. Alberto is an organic beekeeper and will tell us about how honey can be clean and what are the difficulties bees are facing nowadays. 
 
- Jean Marie Koalga: he is a social educator as a profession and he is the spokesperson of the Slow Food community “Laafi Riibo"( which means healthy nourishment) in Bagaré, Burkina Faso. He is also national coordinator of SF Burkina Faso and international counsellor of SF International for West and francophone Africa.
 
Podcast host & production: Valentina Gritti
Production, editing & music: Leonardo Prieto Dorantes
Voice: Fernanda Cabral
Dubbing: Uberto Saltarelli & Leonardo Prieto Dorantes. 
 
This episode is realized in the occasion of the Slow Food event Terra Madre 2020: find the whole program on www.terramadresalonedelgusto.com 
 
Did you like this episode? Support our work and have access to extra material by becoming one of our patrons on http://patreon.com/join/slowfoodyouthnetwork/
 
Have you signed up for the On My Plate Challenge yet? If not, you can do it at Onmyplate.slowfood.com 
 
A project by the Slow Food Youth Network.
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