EVENEMENT PUBLIC : Making Sustainable Food Policies a Reality [FRA]

Les citoyens européens peuvent choisir ce qu’ils mettent dans leur panier de courses, mais ils n’ont pas voix au chapitre quant au système alimentaire qui dicte ce qui leur sera fourni. Il n’existe pas, en effet, actuellement, de Politique Alimentaire Européenne. Ce que nous mangeons est déterminé par des politiques agricoles, commerciales et environnementales totalement détachées l’une de l’autre, qui influent sur différents niveaux (européen, … Continue reading EVENEMENT PUBLIC : Making Sustainable Food Policies a Reality [FRA]

Making Sustainable Food Policies a Reality – First IPES-Food Local Lab

European citizens may have the choice of which food items to place in their carts, but not the system that produces the food.  At present, there is no European food policy.  What we eat is influenced by an incoherent set of agricultural, trade and environmental policies that act on three different levels (European, national and local) with low levels of participation by citizens and stakeholders. … Continue reading Making Sustainable Food Policies a Reality – First IPES-Food Local Lab

Can Gastronomy Meet Sustainability? Shaping a new vision of public food services

By Valentina De Gregorio, IUC Food, Law and Finance Student Since 2010, La Bergerie de Villarceaux (70 km from Paris) has been hosting the Eating City Summer Campus, an experience which brings together young researchers, senior professionals, opinion and community leaders from the civil and private sector to open the debate around the most pressing issues related to the urban food systems. This year, the … Continue reading Can Gastronomy Meet Sustainability? Shaping a new vision of public food services

Conferenza IUC/IPES-Food Making Sustainable Food Policies a Reality

Giovedì 13 luglio 2017 al Circolo dei Lettori di Torino si è parlato di food policies, del rapporto tra campagna e citta’ e del ruolo dell’Unione Europea nel definire una politica del cibo comune. Insieme ad Olivier De Schutter (Co-chair di IPES Food), hanno preso la parola Cinzia Scaffidi (Vice-presidente di Slow Food Italia), Maria Bottiglieri (Citta’ di Torino) Luca Ferrero (ASCI Piemonte), Isabella De Vecchio … Continue reading Conferenza IUC/IPES-Food Making Sustainable Food Policies a Reality

Right to food in Italy: from politics to policies

Roberto Sensi, Food Law Finance Student Several food initiatives were carried out during the EXPO2015 semester. Among them, the most interesting concerned ones the construction of the so-called “cultural legacy” of EXPO 2015. The first is the Milan Chart, a not binding document signed by business, civil society and citizens who  “declare their personal responsibility and firmly ask governments and institutions to undertake measures in order … Continue reading Right to food in Italy: from politics to policies

Toward a right-based approach in food assistance: the case of urban food policy

Roberto Sensi, Master Food Law Finance Economic crises and austerity policies caused the increase of poverty in Italy. According to the estimation of the  Italian National Institute of Statistics (ISTAT), in 2015 the 7.6% (4.598.000) of the national population was under the absolute poverty line. Other 13.8% ( 8.307.000) of people were relative poor.  Many of these people faced problem in having a regular and … Continue reading Toward a right-based approach in food assistance: the case of urban food policy

Are Human Rights an Appropriate Tool for Food Governance?

Author: Carol Choi, FLF M.Res student As a push for countries to adopt the right to food as a human right is well underway, I find myself hesitating at the concept of human rights in international governance.  Jessica Almqvist duly notes the “scope of application” (Almqvist, 30) covered by the notion of human rights as applicable to all people.  It’s in this universality that gives … Continue reading Are Human Rights an Appropriate Tool for Food Governance?

Interview with Stefano Liberti on his latest book ‘I Signori del Cibo’ (ITA)

The students of the International Master in Food, Law and Finance dialogue with Stefano Liberti, the author of the book ‘I Signori del Cibo’ where he analyses four food chains and their hidden areas: tomato paste; pork meat; soy-beans and tuna fish. In the interview, he introduces the main elements of the book and also engages with possible solutions. Continue reading Interview with Stefano Liberti on his latest book ‘I Signori del Cibo’ (ITA)

IUC Founder Ugo Mattei receives the Elinor Ostrom Award on Collective Governance of The Commons

The International University College of Turin’s Founder, Professor Ugo Mattei, is the Senior Scholar winner of the prestigious 2017 international ELINOR OSTROM AWARD ON COLLECTIVE GOVERNANCE OF THE COMMONS. The Award, created to honor and develop the legacy of Elinor Ostrom, aims to promote the work of practitioners, young and senior scholars involved in the field of the commons. According with Ostrom´ s legacy, the … Continue reading IUC Founder Ugo Mattei receives the Elinor Ostrom Award on Collective Governance of The Commons