Andrea Segrè

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Segrè was born in Trieste in 1961. In 2000 he became a full professor of International and Comparative Agricultural Policy at the University of Bologna, and also taught Circular Economics at the University of Trento from 2015-2018. He studies and applies the fundamentals of economic, circular and sustainable ecology.

He is the founder of Last Minute Market: Social Enterprise, an accredited spinoff of the University of Bologna, and a promoter of Campagna Spreco Zero (the Zero Waste Campaign). Currently, he is the scientific director of the Waste Watcher Observatory for the circular economy and sustainable development.

From 2005 to 2015, he was dean of the Department of Agriculture and director of the Department of Food Science and Technology at the University of Bologna. From 2015 to 2020, he was president of the Edmund Mach Foundation in San Michele all’Adige.

He has received numerous awards including the International Pellegrino Artusi Award in 2012, the San Giusto d’Oro in 2020, and the International Beato Padre Pino Puglisi Award in 2022.

Segrè is the author of numerous articles in international and national journals. His latest published books are: Right to Food (Science Express, 2022); The Unsustainable Burdensomeness of Food Waste (Castelvecchi, 2022); And Then? Choosing the Future (with I. Pertot, Edizioni Ambiente, 2021); The Words of Our Time, a dialogue with Cardinal Matteo Zuppi (EDB, 2020); The Zero Waste Method (Rizzoli, 2019); The Taste for the Right Things. Letter to Generation Z (Mondadori, 2017) and The Gold in the Plate: Value and Values of Food (with S. Arminio, Einaudi, 2015 and Corriere della Sera, 2020).

World Food Day2021, Tg1 Rai racconta la Giornata mondiale dell’alimentazione
Lo spreco di cibo – SuperQuark 21/07/2021

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