23 September

Resisting GMOs

Torino-Lingotto Fiere

Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) represent the most extreme result of an agricultural, economic, and even political system that concentrates power in ever fewer hands, for the benefit of corporations and to the detriment of rural communities, biodiversity, and the environment.

In the face of this unrelenting erosion of freedom, we want to focus on the people who are resisting, from Africa to Asia, and from South America to Europe. Producers and other citizens will share their experiences and propose alternative solutions.


  • Edward Mukiibi, Vice President, Slow Food International 
    National Coordinator, Slow Food Projects, and activities in Uganda
  • Marta Messa, Director of the European office of Slow Food in Brussels


  • Anne Wanjiku Maina Researcher, Kenya Biodiversity Coalition (KBioC)
  • Melissa de Billot, South Africa, Coordinator of the project Maize Revival, 
  • Jean Marie Koalga, International Councillor for Western Africa, Coordinator of the Slow Food committee in Burkina Faso
  • Emma Villanueva, Mexico, Tepetlipxa Native beans Presidium,
  • Fernando Rangel, Councillor of Slow Food Brasil, activist, and member of the National Agroecology Network in Brazil
  • Laura Rosano, Uruguay, cook
  • Padmapani Perez, seed activist, and environmental anthropologist
  • Francesco Sottile, member of executive board Slow Food Italy and agronomist

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.


23 September

13:00 - 15:00

Sala Azzurra/Azure Room