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About Paolo di Croce:
Paolo di Croce, 41, graduated in Environmental Engineering at the University of Turin and began working for Slow Food in 1998 to coordinate its projects - such as the Ark of Taste and Presidia - in defense of the environment and biodiversity.

From 2003 to 2006 Paolo Di Croce served as the General Secretary of the Slow Food Foundation for Biodiversity, which defends the biodiversity of our foods and gastronomic traditions from the world over, promotes sustainable agriculture, respect for the environment, for cultural identities, and for the wellbeing of animals.

In 2004 Paolo Di Croce served as the President of the Committee for Terra Madre, which organized – in Turin (Italy), the first edition of the meeting that every two years gather 7,000 food producers from over 150 countries and representing a new way of approaching food production – attentive to environmental resources, planetary balance, and the quality and sustainability of products.

From 2005, he is the Secretary General of the Terra Madre Foundation, which was set up in view of the second, third and forth edition of Terra Madre, which took place respectively in 2006, in 2008 and 2010 in Turin.

Besides being the Executive Director of Slow Food International, Paolo Di Croce serves as International Secretary of the Slow Food International Board of Directors, the highest governing body of Slow Food International.

Hot Thoughts with Slow Food International's Paolo Di Croce


At the heart of each festival at Harbourfront Centre lies a hot thought, an idea that seeks to change the way people see the world. In the 21st century, hot thoughts have the capability of travelling across the world at lightening speed, and reach millions of people overnight, turning anonymous individuals into household names. The power of the thought has never been more hot, and this series will allow you to enter the mind of some of the great thinkers and artists of our time, artists whose work will be integrally connected to the Harbourfront Center summer season. Prepare to engage with some of the most interesting minds to land on the shores of Toronto.

Generously supported by the
Italian Cultural Institute

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