Posts Tagged ‘culture’

Chinese Father Punished for Food Safety Activism

Chinese Father Punished for Food Safety Activism

November 11, 2010 The milk scandal that began in China in 2008 has served another ruling: Zhao Lianhai, the father of a toddler who became ill after drinking the milk containing the chemical melamine was sentenced yesterday to 2 1/2 years in prison for inciting social disorder. According to his lawyer, Li Fangping, “prosecutors leveled […]

Carlo Petrini: Good, Clean, and Fair part 6 (video)

Carlo Petrini: Good, Clean, and Fair part 6 (video)

Slow Food founder Carlo Petrini argues for economic respect, and fairness to the small farmers of the world. Economy and ecology share the same roots, both require a local context in order to survive.

Carlo Petrini: Give Value To Food 5 (Video)

Carlo Petrini: Give Value To Food 5 (Video)

Slow Food founder Carlo Petrini asks if we have lost our sense of the value of food, and even worse, the U.S. is promoting the wrong type of foods.

Carlo Petrini: Creating A Sustainable Community: Part 4 (video)

Carlo Petrini: Creating A Sustainable Community: Part 4 (video)

At the heart of this assessment is a stark warning. Human activity is putting such strain on the natural functions of Earth that the ability of the planet’s ecosystems to sustain future generations can no longer be taken for granted. —2005 Millennium Ecosystem Assessment To Carlo Petrini, founder of Slow Food International, one of the […]

Carlo Petrini: Now We Have A Dilemma, part 3 (video)

Carlo Petrini: Now We Have A Dilemma, part 3 (video)

In part 3, Carlo Petrini asks of us to take a step back from our daily lives, and reexamine our values that we hold so dear; perhaps values we would never think to even question.