In Brazil, like many other regions of the world, biodiversity is the inevitable victim of industrial agriculture. Enormous areas of the country have been deforested to make space for fields of soy and corn—often genetically-modified, cultivated with huge quantities of pesticides, and destined for export—that are used to make animal feed.
Their cultivation is harmful not just for the environment, but also for human health: both for the local communities who live and often work in close contact with these poisons, and for consumers who, often without realizing it, find these poisons on the plate in their steaks and other beef products.
We talk about it with Larissa Mies Bombardi, Professor in the Faculty of Philosophy, Literature and Humanities at the University of São Paolo. She has dedicated her studies to human and agricultural geography, focusing in recent years on the study of agro-chemical products in Brazilian farming.
The Food Talks are new and freely accessible format of Terra Madre Salone del Gusto: ten minutes for our guests to explore their thoughts on the world we live in, and the future we want for it. The full Food Talk with Larissa Bombardi will be released on October 11.
Event languages: IT, EN, PT