Education key for food revolution-Waters

Californian chef gives lesson to farmers at Young Mother Earth

(ANSA) - Milan, October 5 - The revolution in the world food's system has to take place through education in schools, Californian chef and food activist Alice Waters told a group of farmers from around the world Wednesday at the Young Mother Earth four-day meeting organised by Slow Food at Expo Milan.
    Waters cautioned that "when people eat fast food they also digest the values of that kind of feeding and absorb the concept that food must necessarily be the same, from Berlin to Nairobi, always available at low cost".
    "Instead while remaining at a reasonable price food must never cost too little because it has always been a precious good".
    Waters, who recently received a National Humanities Award from President Obama for her commitment to diet education, recounted how she opened her restaurant Chez Panisse in the 1970s and created with Martin Luther King Jr in 1995 The Edible Schoolyard,a big school vegetable garden.
    "Through cultivation students learn to feed themselves well, to cook and to experiment academic disciplines practically," Waters said.


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