The Slow Food movement

The international Slow Food movement, founded in 1989 in Italy by food activist Carlo Petrini, is a global, grassroots organisation with more than 100,000 members around the world.  It links the pleasure of food with a commitment to community and the environment.
Slow Food UK works to achieve positive, long-term change in three main areas:

Biodiversity – preserving threatened foods and strengthening local economies through assisting small-scale producers and building short-supply chains.

Taste education –creating a better understanding and appreciation of the important connection between health, local food culture and agriculture.

Food communities -connecting producers to consumers and creating an awareness that showcases sustainable agriculture and artisan food production.

The Slow Food UK website is at

The Slow Food International website is at