What is Slow Food?
Slow Food is a way of living and a way of eating. It is a global, grassroots movement with thousands of members around the world that links the pleasure of food with a commitment to community and the environment.
Slow Food was founded in 1989 in response to fast food and fast living, the loss of people’s local food traditions, and a general diminishing interest in the food they eat, where it comes from, how it tastes and how our food choices can impact the world around us.
Today Slow Food is a vast network of over 100,000 members from 150 countries, grouped in local chapters called convivia, who are working together to defend their local culinary culture.
Slow Food is Good, Clean & Fair
Slow Food’s approach to agriculture, food production and gastronomy is based on a concept of food quality defined by three interconnected principles: good, clean and fair!
The word good can mean a lot of things to a lot of people. For Slow Food, the idea of good means enjoying delicious food created with care from healthy plants and animals. The pleasures of good food can also help to build community and celebrate culture and regional diversity.
When we talk about clean food, we are talking about nutritious food that is as good for the planet as it is for our bodies. It is grown and harvested with methods that have a positive impact on our local ecosystems and promotes biodiversity.
We believe that food is a universal right. Food that is fair should be accessible to all, regardless of income, and produced by people who are treated with dignity and justly compensated for their labor.