17 NOVEMBER 2016
The YEDİ conference has just completed its third annual show on 6th of November, 2016, in Istanbul, Turkey.
The conference addresses all matters to do with food and eating globally. YEDİ refers to the seven regions of Turkey, and also means ‘eaten’ in the Turkish language.
With this year’s Extinction themed conference attracting more than 300 attendees, it was sure to make an impact. The theme was related to maintaining the environment and food diversity, so that all of us have plenty to eat, in terms of quantity and variety.
14 passionate and influential campaigners also spoke at the event. This included Defne Koryürek, Founder of Slow Food; Fikir Sahibi Damaklar, who promotes local food traditions and products as resources for local communities; and Ebru Baybara from Hayatim Yenibahar, who encourages the creation of small businesses in southeast Turkey so that women can have a future in their hometown.