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Andrea Segrè, The Italian Way: Mediterranean Diet Vs Food Waste

November 17, 2020 @ 1:15 pm - 2:15 pm

Co-sponsored by the Center for European Studies, the Department of French and Italian, the Food Studies Network at UW-Madison, and the Italian Cultural Institute in Chicago. 

This public presentation will be in English with welcoming remarks by Thomas Botzios, the Consul General of Italy in Chicago; Dr. Luca Di Vito, Director of the Italian Cultural Institute in Chicago; Dr. Laila Tentoni, President of Casa Artusi; and Professor Grazia Menechella of the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Andrea Segrè is Professor of International and Comparative Agricultural Policy at the University of Bologna. His research focuses on circular and sustainable ecological economics. He is a leading scholar of the Mediterranean diet as a model of sustainable eating, and has founded several projects, such as Spreco Zero (Zero Waste) and Last Minute Market with the goal of reducing and eliminating food waste. Professor Segrè serves as president of the FICO Foundation and the AgroFood Center in Bologna. His publications include Cibo (Il Mulino, 2015), L’oro nel piatto. Valore e valori nel piatto (Einaudi,2015), Mangia come sai. Cibo che nutre, cibo che consuma (EMI, 2017), and Il metodo spreco zero (Rizzoli, 2019).

This event is one of several events in the 5th Annual Week of Italian Cuisine in the World 2020 at University of Wisconsin-Madison dedicated to Pellegrino Artusi (1820-1911) on the occasion of the Bicentennial Celebration of Artusi’s birth.

To receive information to access the event, contact Daniele Santucci at santucci2@wisc.edu


November 17, 2020
1:15 pm - 2:15 pm