Slow food is a human network to defending agricultural biodiversity and supporting food and taste education. It was founded to counter the rise of fast food and fast life, the disappearance of local food traditions and people’s dwindling interest in the food they eat. Slow food aims to highlight where food comes from, how it tastes and how our food choices affect the rest of the world. Preserving endangered foods, providing support to small-scale producers and creating new, local markets is Slow Food’s unique approach to preserving it in a world where less than 30 species of plants provide food for more than 95% of the world’s population. By supporting sustainable agriculture, not only are environmental problems associated with conventional agriculture avoided. The economic change made by Slow Food will have long-term results as they seek to rebuild local economies, starting from food.
EDITORS’NOTE: It is an important network to support smaller projects. Slow food allows small producers – usually considered not competitive for global market – to enter with little production in quality markets.