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'WE Expo' Project Seeks to Build New Alliances

Sep. 22, 2014
Olive Oil Times Staff

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The International Olive Oil Council (IOC) has joined the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Arnoldo and Alberto Mondadori Foundation in sup­port­ing the World Table project, part of the WE, Women for Expo,” an Expo 2015 project that seeks to bring together women and nour­ish­ing foods from around the globe.

WE was intro­duced by the Associazione Pandolea – Donne dell’olio, an all-female Italian soci­ety of olive oil indus­tri­al­ists and enthu­si­asts, and will fea­ture four lead­ing projects, includ­ing the World Table Project, cul­mi­nat­ing in the main expo in Milan next year.

IOC’s involve­ment includes col­lect­ing and post­ing per­sonal olive oil recipes from women of var­i­ous cul­tures on the WE web­site. The recipes, telling a uni­ver­sal and inter­na­tional story, will be show­cased in a vir­tual din­ner party on open­ing day in Milan on May 1, 2015.

In addi­tion to the World Table Project, other projects involved in the WE Expo include the World Story, the Global Creativity Thinking project, the Entrepreneurs project, and the Italian Pavilion project. The theme for Expo 2015 is Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life.”

Women from par­tic­i­pat­ing coun­tries will be invited to express their views on the nour­ish­ment of the body and nour­ish­ment of free­dom and intel­li­gence. The sus­tain­abil­ity of the planet is expected to form a new alliance between food and cul­tures and it is women who will be the dri­ving force behind this,” says the expo’s web­site.

Personal olive oil recipe sub­mis­sions can be emailed to the IOC through September 30th using the address oliverecipe@internationaloliveoil.org. Recipes will be accepted in both Italian and English.

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