Sensitivity towards animals is changing and there is ever more affirmation for lifestyles that give attention to animal welfare. Nevertheless, meat consumption continues to rise and this demand can only be met by intensive production that results in confinement at high density, animal feed that is ever more artificial, enormous amounts of antibiotics and growth hormones, and deforestation. How can we raise animals and consume them in a way that is compatible with the environment and that respects animal welfare? During the conference the results of a survey of European citizens and producers will be presented. This conference is made possible thanks to the support of the European Union.

Chaired by: Anne Marie Matarrese, Slow Food

With:
Daniela Battaglia
, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United
Nations
Andrea Gavinelli, Directorate General for Health and Consumers, European
Commission
Silvio Greco, professor of animal production, University of Gastronomic Sciences, Pollenzo
Annamaria Pisapia, Compassion in World Farming Italy
Piero Sardo, president Slow Food Foundation for Biodiversity
Martina Tarantola, University of Turin, Italy
Slow Food Presidia farmers