Scientific research confirms the unsustainability of the high chemical input industrial agricultural model and lays the foundations for an ecological breakthrough
“Every day each of us can make right decisions through what we choose to put in our plates. We can choose food that is living and real. The industrial food system, the poison cartel and the large-scale retail cartel are propagating their own system through a false science and to the advantage of mere industrial profit. The meaning of trade has been through so-called ‘free trade’ treaties, which are nothing but free, as they prevent us from choosing. With our everyday eating choices we can make false science, false trade and false rules for food security irrelevant ».
With this statement, Dr Vandana Shiva introduced the Italian Edition of the Manifesto on Food for Health, which was presented at Sana, in Bologna, Italy, on 9 September 2018, to a wide audience of professionals and citizens. The Manifesto is published by Terra Nuova Edizioni and edited by Navdanya International, which has brought together leading international experts in the fields of food and health, as part of ‘Food for Health’ international campaign and in continuation of the work of the International Commission on the Future of Food and Agriculture.
The presentation saw the participation of: Sergio Bernasconi, Professor of Paediatrics at the University of Parma, Lucio Cavazzoni, former President of Alce Nero (organic food and products), Salvatore Ceccarelli, International Expert in Agronomy and Plant Genetics, Nadia El-Hage, food ecology expert and former Environment and Climate Division at FAO, Patrizia Gentilini, oncologist and hematologist, member of ISDE Scientific Committee – International Society of Doctors for the Environment along with multiple representatives of Civil Society Movements as well as Institutional and political bodies.
Navdanya International, 17 May 2018