Carlo Petrini, is a food activist. He was the founder of ‘Arcigola,’ he heads the Slow Food movement since 1989 and has launched ‘Terra Madre,’ a global network of small-scale farmers. Over the years, Petrini has developed a new idea of gastronomy that views food as the product of cultural, historical, economic and environmental processes. In 2003, Petrini received a honorary degree in Cultural Anthropology from the University of Naples, and in 2006 one in Humane Letters from the University of New Hampshire. In 2008 he received a honorary specialist degree in Agricultural Sciences and Technologies from the University of Palermo. In 2004, ‘Time Magazine’ included Petrini among the ‘innovators’ it designated as ‘European Heroes.’ In 2008 he was the only Italian included by ‘The Guardian’ among ‘the 50 people who could save the world.’ Petrini regularly contributes to ‘L’Espresso’ newsweekly and to the daily newspaper ‘La Repubblica.’ Among his publications are: Le ragioni del gusto (Laterza 2001); Slow Food Revolution (with G. Padovani, Rizzoli 2005); Buono, pulito e giusto. Principi di nuova gastronomia (Einaudi 2005); Terra Madre. Come non farci mangiare dal cibo (Giunti-Slow Food Publishers 2009).

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