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The Dante Alighieri Society of BC, in collaboration with the Italian Institute of Culture in Toronto, invites you to a web talk by Nicola Chiaranda “Food Emerging Trends & Italian Food”

Daniel Sanderson
Apr 21, 2022
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The Dante Alighieri Society of BC, in collaboration with the Italian Institute of Culture in Toronto, invites you to a web talk by Nicola Chiaranda “Food Emerging Trends & Italian Food”

The talk will examine the following topics concerning food
and agriculture:

  • Food security, with over 800 million hungry people and
    over 2 billion undernourished.
  • Food safety and the GMO debate.
  • Food sustainability, given about 1/4 of CO2 emissions
    are agrifood-related and about 30% of food is wasted.
  • Food systems, the food value chains.
  • The increasing trend of “out of home” consumption.
  • The Food vs Fuel debate, given the increasing price of
    grains.
  • Food Technology in addressing the current challenges.
  • Legislative approaches to Food in Northern America
    and Europe.
  • Final reflections on Italian Food between the different
    trends, perceptions and current reality.

Friday, 22 April 2022, 12.00 pm-1.00 pm (PDT)
In English – Online via Zoom

Nicola Chiaranda has a Master’s Degree in Economics from the
The University of Venice and a long career in Finance and Business
Development. With his company Cropfield Consulting, he
now provides advice on Strategy, Business Development & Finance
especially to Agribusiness and Food multinational companies. Nicola
teaches Private Equity and Development Funding at the University of
Venice and invests in innovative agribusiness & food start-up.

Free for members & students - $10 donations for non-members
(simply mention "planksip" in your name and no donation is required)

Food Emerging Trends and Italian Food | Dante Society of BC
A web talk on the Future of Food, Food Safety, Food Resources and the Italian Way to Food Enjoyment

I was introduced to The Dante Alighieri Society of BC through Arianna Dagnino, Ph.D. Below is a link to her website and her two books, Seaborn Eyes (2021), and The Afrikaner (2019).

Seaborn Eyes

We are all born in the confined sea of our mother's womb. but once we realize we belong to the infinite ocean of life, we act like selkies drawn to those wider horizons. The poems of this collection can be read in many ways, depending on your "seaborn eyes." They are deeply private messages from the inside person we wish someone else could know; fleeting reports of universal longings that people can use as they like, like good song lyrics - both urgent and wistful. To a more basic level, they are chronically hopeful odes written by someone who is missing who she used to be.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

In her career as an international reporter, literary translator and academic researcher, Arianna Dagnino has lived in many countries, including a five-year stint in South Africa. The author of several books on the impact of global mobility, science and new technologies, she holds a PhD from the University of South Australia and currently teaches at the University of British Columbia.

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Seaborn Eyes

A hijacking in deeper Johannesburg goes horribly wrong. Zoe du Plessis, a paleontologist of Afrikaner origin, is suddenly confronted with her family's secret, seemingly wrapped in an old Xhosa's spell. As she heads for the Kalahari Desert in search of early human fossils, Zoe embarks on an inner journey into the unredeemable sense of guilt haunting her white tribe. She reluctantly seeks salvation in the love of a man scarred by South Africa's darker past.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

In her career as an international reporter, literary translator and academic researcher, Arianna Dagnino has lived in many countries, including a five-year stint in South Africa. The author of several books on the impact of global mobility, science and new technologies, she holds a PhD from the University of South Australia and currently teaches at the University of British Columbia.

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