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Scientific Committee

Slow Food Foundation for Biodiversity Onlus


Marcello Buiatti – geneticist
Since 1982, Marcello Buiatti has held the genetics chair at the Università di Firenze. His scientific interests include plant mutagenesis, evolutionistic genetics, plant biotechnology and mathematical and computational analyses of dynamic biological processes.
In his field, Buiatti has directed several scientific projects and programs both on national and international levels as an Italian delegate of the European community, DGXII etc. He is the president of the national environmental association Environment and Work and has taken part in numerous international projects and activities tied to bioethics and epistemological studies. Author of more than 200 scientific publications and five books, he is furthermore actively employed in promoting scientific education at all levels.

Publications:
“Le frontiere della genetica” (Editori Riuniti, 1984)
“L'ingegneria genetica fra biologia, etica e mercato" (Il Mulino, 2001)
“Le biotecnologie” (Il Mulino, 2001)
“Lo stato vivente della materia” (UTET Libreria, 2001)
“Il Benevolo disordine della vita” (UTET Libreria, 2004)
“Fra natura e cultura”, con S. Beccastrini, (Nuova Italia 2001)



Deborah Madison – writer and chef (USA)
Considered a pioneer of classical vegetarian cuisine, in 1979 she opened Greens restaurant in San Francisco, helping to spread the culture of vegetarian cuisine and particularly the use of local raw materials. She is the author of numerous books on food and contributes to some of the most important publications in the sector. Co-leader of the Slow Food Santa Fe Convivium, she is involved with various school garden and farmers’ market projects, as well as being on the board of the Seed Savers Exchange and the Southwest Grassfed Livestock Association.

Publications:
“Vegetarian Suppers. From Deborah Madison's Kitchen” (Broadway Books 2007)
“Vegetable Soups. From Deborah Madison's Kitchen" (Broadway Books 2006)
“Local Flavors. Cooking And Eating From America's Farmers' Markets” (Broadway Books 2002)
“Vegetarian Cooking For Everyone” (Broadway Books 1997)
“The Greens Cookbook. Extraordinary Vegetarian Cuisine From The Celebrated Restaurant” (Broadway Books 1987)
“The Savory Way. High-Spirited, Down-To-Earth Recipes For Savory Vegetable Dishes” (Broadway Books 1990)

“This Can't Be Tofu!” (Broadway Books 2000)


Harold McGee – chemist and molecular gastronomy expert
Harold McGee is a world expert on food chemistry and molecular gastronomy. He has studied and taught literature at Yale and is the author of numerous popular articles and essays on food chemistry. His first publication, On Food and Cooking: The Science and Lore of the Kitchen, in 1984, was the first book to outline gastronomic diversity and to become a true reference for the sector.
McGee currently lives in Palo Alto in California and deals full time with popular science: he regularly holds lectures on chemistry in the kitchen at various universities and cultural organizations and carries out counseling activities. He also writes regularly for the New York Times, The World Book Encyclopedia, The Art of Eating, Food & Wine, Fine Cooking and Physics Today.

Publications:
“On Food and Cooking: The Science and Lore of the Kitchen ” (1984)
“The Curious Cook: More Kitchen Science and Lore ” (John Wiley & Sons, 1992)

Italy:
“Il cibo e la cucina, scienza e cultura degli alimenti” (Muzzio, 2002)


Vandana Shiva – Scientist and theorist of social ecology
Quantum physicist and economist, Shiva directs the Research Foundation for Science, Technology and Natural Resource Policy in Dehradun, India. She is considered to be the most noted theorist of the new science: social ecology. In 1982, in her home city, she founded the Research Foundation for Science, Technology and Policy of Natural Resources, an independent research institute in strict collaboration with local communities and social movements that deals with the most significant problems concerning social ecology today. In 1991, she founded Navdanya, a movement to protect the diversity and integrity of living resources, specifically native seeds at risk of extinction. In 2002, in collaboration with Navdanya, Slow Food launched India’s first two presidia: Dehradun Basmati Rice and Orissa Mustard Oil Pickles.

Publications:
“Earth Democracy; Justice, Sustainability, and Peace” (South End Press, 2005)
“Breakfast of Biodiversity: the Political Ecology of Rain Forest Destruction” (2005)
“Globalization's New Wars: Seed, Water and Life Forms” (Women Unlimited, 2005)
“Water Wars; Privatization, Pollution, and Profit” (South End Press, 2002)
“Vedic Ecology: Practical Wisdom for Surviving the 21st Century” (Mandala Publishing Group, 2002)
“Water Wars” (South End Press, Boston 2001)
“Patents, Myths and Reality” (Penguin India 2001)
“Tomorrow's Biodiversity” (Thames and Hudson, 2000)
“Stolen Harvest: The Hijacking of the Global Food Supply” (South End Press, 1999)
“Biopiracy: the Plunder of Nature and Knowledge” (South End Press, 1997)
“Biopolitics, Vandana Shiva and Ingunn Moser” (Zed Books, 1995)
“Close to Home: Women Reconnect Ecology, Health and Development Worldwide” (Earthscan, 1994)
“Ecofeminism, Maria Mies and Vandana Shiva” (Fernwood Publications, 1993)
“Monocultures of the Mind: Biodiversity, Biotechnology and Agriculture” (Zed Press, 1993)
“Women, Ecology and Health: Rebuilding Connections” (Dag Hammarskjold Foundation and Kali for Women, 1993)
“Biodiversity: Social and Ecological Perspectives” (Zed Press, 1992)
“The Violence of the Green Revolution: Ecological degradation and political conflict in Punjab” (Zed Press, 1992)
“Ecology and the Politics of Survival: Conflicts Over Natural Resources in India” (Sage Publications, 1991)
“Staying Alive: Women, Ecology and Survival in India” (Zed Press, 1988)
“Social Economic and Ecological Impact of Social Forestry in Kolar, Vandana Shiva, H.C. Sharatchandra, J. Banyopadhyay” (Indian Institute Of Management, 1981)

Italy:
“Sopravvivere allo sviluppo” (Isedi, 1993)
“Monocolture della mente. Biodiversità, biotecnologia e agricoltura scientifica” (Bollati Boringhieri, 1995)
“Biopirateria. Il saccheggio della natura e dei saperi indigeni” (Cuen 1999)
“Campi di battaglia. Biodiversità e agricoltura industriale” (Edizione Ambiente, 2001)
“Vacche sacre e mucche pazze. Il furto delle riserve alimentari globali” (DeriveApprodi, 2001)
“Campi di battaglia. Biodiversità e agricoltura industriale” (Ambiente 2001)
“Il mondo sotto brevetto” (Feltrinelli, 2002)
“Le guerre dell’acqua” (Feltrinelli, 2003)
“La debolezza del più forte”, con Noam Chomsky e Joseph Stiglitz (Mondadori 2004)
“Le nuove guerre della globalizzazione. Sementi, acqua e forme di vita” (Utet, 2005)



Aminata Dramane Traorè –politician and writer
Aminata Dramane Traorè, born in Bamako (Mali) in 1947, is one of the thinkers behind the African Social Forum. As Malian Minster of Culture (1997-2000), she became famous for her radical denouncements of neo-liberalism and the oppression of Africa. She currently collaborates with various international organizations as an expert in African economics and has one of the most original and listened to critical voices on the continent. For several years, she has actively followed the activities of the Social World Forum, bringing to the table, through initiatives dedicated to Africa, a point of view often forgotten or at most, considered marginal in the “third world” debate.

Publications:
“L’étau”(Actes Sud, 1999)
“Le viol de l’imaginaire”(Fayard, 2002)
“Lettre au président des Français à propos de la Côte-d'Ivoire et de l'Afrique en général”(Fayard, 2005)


Italy:
“L'immaginario violato” (Ponte alle Grazie, 2003)
“La morsa. L'Africa in un mondo senza frontiere” (Ibis, 2003)

   
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