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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 over 100,000 members around the world.  It links the pleasure of food with a commitment to community and the environment.

Biodiversity, Taste Education and Food Communities
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. This is achieved through local group activities such as producer profiles and workshops, The Taste Adventure, Slow Food Baby and Slow Food Wisdom.

Food communities -connecting producers to consumers and creating an awareness that showcases sustainable agriculture and artisan food production. This is achieved through local group activities such as recommendation schemes or producer visits, our national events and awards, and the international Terra Madre network.

The Slow Food UK website is at www.slowfood.org.uk

The Slow Food International website is at www.slowfood.com