20 September

Poison on the Plate

Torino-Lingotto Fiere

For many years now, synthetic chemicals have been invading our food and every aspect of our daily lives

Pesticides are spread in the fields, then make their way to our table in the fruit and vegetables we eat. Our food is often packed with food additives and even contaminated with plastics. Since this silent invasion began, we have seen an increase in the so-called civilization diseases: chronic-degenerative diseases and certain cancers. This forum is dedicated to exploring the effects of pesticides, fungicides and herbicides on health and the environment, looking at the relevant scientific evidence.

Moderator: Manila Bianchi, SC Controllo Alimenti, IZSTO, Italy


  • Miryam Kurganoff de Gorban:  General Coordinator of  Cattedra Libera di Sicurezza Alimentare della Scuola di Nutrizione of the Medicine Faculty, ‘Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina.  
  • Glenn Makuta, Executive Secertary, Terra Viva network, Brazil.
  • Janet Fares Maro, Director of the Center for Sustainable Agriculture Tanzania (SAT), Tanzania.
  • Renata Alleva, Italy, University of Bologna and Scientific Committee ISDE
The Terra Madre Thematic Forums are presented by delegates of the network and are open to the public as long as seats are available.
Priority entrance reserved for delegates. Access requires registration on site.

20 September

16:00 - 18:00

Food for Change – Cibo e salute/ Food and Health – Pad./Pav. 2