Stories of other people’s lives and foodtech
In these explosive days, while the return from mass vacations seems the only one-dimensional frame to the current propaganda, in Pollica (S.A.), the third edition of the FAO and Future Food learning experience, focused on the theme of the Mediterranean, has come to an end.
And that is on the multidimensional framework of a country much more multifaceted than they would have us believe.
A country that knows how to overturn the paradigms of development. That knows how to recognize the intangible heritage that the whole of humanity acknowledges to it and knows how to revive the Archaeological Parks of Velia and Paestum, reviving them with the voices of our fathers, mingling with those of our children.
Parmenides, for example, who lived in 500 B.C., spoke of “the destructive work” perpetrated by the “pure and terse lamp of the sun.” Surely, in 500 B.C. that destructive work did not have to reckon with an atmosphere into which humanity injects 500,000 times the intensity of the atomic bomb every 24 hours, as is the case in 2022.
Today we know that the destructive work is humanity itself. We have the creative magnificence of technological solutions and the extraordinarily suicidal power of the one animal that destroys its habitat instead of protecting it.
So, at the center of the infinite mystery of nature, fierce and maternal; of the past and the future; of the stones, we have walked on in Velia and Paestum and the stars we have gazed upon from the Paideia Campus, in the Castle of the Princes Capano, in Pollica, is you.