We present Slow Beans, a network of communities founded to celebrate and promote pulses.
They’re a humble, simple food, and this is one the reasons their enormous potential is rarely appreciated. There’s a great future for these magnificent plants, whose beneficial properties are undisputed. Pulses don’t just have nutritional value, thanks to their high level of proteins and other essential nutrients; they also help keep the soil fertile by fixing nitrogen.
On World Pulses Day, the Slow Bean network tells us about its origins and how today it has come to promote the Let It Bean initiative with various Italian municipalities. Other beans producers from the international Slow Food network will be present, along with writers, scientists and representatives of international organizations engaged in safeguarding and promoting these beacons of sustainability.
If you missed the session, you can watch it again in English
- Laura Solinas (Italy), member of the Slow Beans network and Belluna Valley Gialèt Bean Presidium
- Becky Ramsing (USA), senior programme officer at John’s Hopkins University Centre for livable futures
- Javier David Angel Matiz (Colombia), professor of agricolture at UNISALLE in Bogotà, spokenperson for the Guajira Bean Presidium
- Camilo Romero Mera (Colombia/Germany), UN-Habitat Urban-Rural Linkages programme
- Shinnosuke Minami (Japan), Hantagawa Public Hall director and leader of the Ataiguwa project for the revival of Ohigu, an indigenous soy bean in Okinawa
Joe Yonan (USA) – Food and Dining Editor at The Washington Post, writer
Cover image: Fagiolo Badda di Polizzi / Archivio Slow Food
Event languages: IT, EN