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Behind the Seeds

Discover bean stories from all around the world! The series “Behind the Seeds” was initiated at Terra Madre 2022, Slow Food’s international convention in Turin, where the Global Bean team took the opportunity to record stories of bean lovers, seed savers and activists around the world. Hear about  how they grow legumes, what the traditions are in their region and what are their favourite preparation methods and recipes. 

Behind the Seeds: Red and Black Beans with Omar Rodriguez (Honduras)

For our 10th episode of “Behind the Seeds,” we spoke with Omar Rodriguez at Terra Madre, last year’s Slow Food Congress in Turin. He is from Honduras and works as a coffee producer. Besides coffee, he is also passionate about beans! As he explained, in Honduras corn and beans are staple foods with black and red beans being the most commonly used varieties.

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Behind the Seeds: Promoting Biodiversity through Education with Lucas Mourão (Brazil)

As part of the 8th ‘Behind the Seeds’ interviews at Terra Madre, Slow Food’s convention in Turin last September, we interviewed Lucas Mourão from Belo Horizonte in Brazil. Lucas is the coordinator of Slow Food local community in his city, and works for Jaca Verde PANC, where he gives courses, guided tours, landscaping and consultancy on non-conventional food plants. Lucas is always looking for people that work with biodiversity!

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