1 August 2017
The Pachamama area schedules six talks/debates on food, health and environmental commitment
Superfoods around the corner, conscious food, renewable energies or initiatives to curb urban speculation after forest fires are just some of the issues that will be addressed this year at the Pachamama area with the help of expert voices. Mariano Bueno will be among them, a pioneer on organic farming, who will talk about the basic superfoods of the Mediterranean diet (16th August), such as broccoli or artichoke, which we can enjoy without the energy costs of importing them from other continents.
Also in this segment on food and health is the talk that Estela Castro will give a day after entitled Salud desde el intestino. This talk will reveal curiosities like the one that says that of each ten cells that make us up only one is human and the other nine are microorganisms, especially bacteria, which are mostly found in our bowels. In addition to addressing conscious eating, in this talk attendees will learn how to look after their intestinal flora, also called the ‘second brain’, which does much more than digest, since it also helps us to stay happy (serotonin).
Changing the subject, Pachamama will introduce on 14th August the talk FoRest in Peace. An innovative campaign launched by the Asociación Nacional de Bomberos Forestales that gives municipalities the power to stop urban speculation after fires. It consists of filling the country with burial grounds, the only ones that cannot be devastated by concrete.
On the same day, Esther Peretó will delve into femininity and women’s rights issues and on 15th August, Roger Reixach, a member of the Som Energia cooperative and José Vicente Coderch, a permaculture and renewables installer, will analyse empowerment from the energy sector and will give practical guidelines on production, self-consumption and storage.
The programme will be closed by the presentation on 18th August of the documentary Nugant Cordes, which gives voice to the agro-ecological projects that are being developed in the Valencian Community, which seek to lead a social change that involves a greater contact with the land, in order to promote a social network committed to the environment, the landscape, the food and the people.