Last Saturday a small Purefood delegation visited the Old Amsterdam food market. A lot of interesting things are happening in the Dutch capital —and many of these are organized by the Cities magazine. Here some pics of the market, populated by urban geese hunters (really, they catch them in the Schipol airport area!), artisanal fish smokers, mushroom growers and chocolate-makers. Definitely worth it a visit if to be organized again. In the meantime, you can still join the Cities team to the Old Amsterdam food tour 2014: its kick-off will be on April 23rd and 30th.
On the 2nd of October we went for a small trip to Venlo with Els and Femke to attend the Food First conference at the Floriade (http://www.foodfirst.eu/index.php?a=2oktober2012)
Was very interesting to hear about different initiatives around food in diverse countries such as the Netherlands, Kenya, Colombia and Italy. One of the speakers was Anna Meroni, involved in the project Nutrire Milano (Feeding Milan) which is getting big popularity among citizens and local producers. We had a brief interview with Anna to find out more:
Hi Anna, on the brochure of the conference you are introduced as the president of Nutrire Milano, could you please describe your role in the project?
Actually I am not the president, I am just here as a spokeswoman of the project. I have been involved in NM (Feeding Milan) since 2008 together with Slow Food Italy, the University of Gastronomic Science of Pollenzo and the Polytechnic of Milan, which I represent in the project. I am working there as a researcher in service and strategic design with a particular focus on sustainability and design for social innovation.