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Slow Food International

  1. 2. <ul><li>an international eco-gastronomic, member-supported, non-profit organization </li></ul><ul><li>founded in 1989 to counteract fast food and fast life and promote local sustainable food </li></ul><ul><li>a grassroots network whose supporters are linking the pleasure of good food with a commitment to their community and the environment </li></ul>What is Slow Food?
  2. 3. <ul><li>more than 100,000 members in 160 countries that make up 1,300 convivia, </li></ul><ul><li>as well as schools, hospitals, institutions and local authorities, together with </li></ul><ul><li>2 , 000 food communities, 1 , 000 cooks, 400 academics </li></ul><ul><li>and 1,000 students and young producers from 160 countries, </li></ul><ul><li>that represent and participate in Terra Madre </li></ul><ul><li>Hundreds of schools, hospitals, local authorities and other </li></ul><ul><li>organizations who work with us </li></ul>The Slow Food Network:
  3. 4. <ul><li>A local Slow Food chapter made up of people like you who care about what they eat. </li></ul><ul><li>A convivium organizes activities to highlight local foods and producers such as tastings, workshops, farm visits, film screenings, school gardens and food education for children, community meals and producers’ markets. </li></ul>Convivium All the people involved in producing and distributing food, that are closely linked to a geographic area from a historic, social and cultural point of view. Food communities make quality products in a sustainable way. Food Community
  4. 5. What does Slow Food do? <ul><li>Defends our right to pleasure </li></ul><ul><li>Promotes good, clean, and fair food </li></ul><ul><li>Supports local food </li></ul>To do so Slow Food: • connects producers and co-producers • educates consumers and children • protects food biodiversity • organizes events and develops campaigns • fosters network-building and exchanges
  5. 6. The right to pleasure <ul><li>Slow Food shows us that pleasure and responsibility are not exlcusive - in fact it is essential that we bring them together. </li></ul><ul><li>Everyone has the fundamental right to share the everyday joys food has to offer and consequently the responsibility to protect the heritage of food cultures that makes this pleasure possible </li></ul>
  6. 7. <ul><li>good </li></ul>What kind of food is Slow? + clean + fair = sustainable quality food
  7. 8. good <ul><li>it tastes </li></ul>and gives us pleasure to eat it
  8. 9. clean <ul><li>the way it’s produced respects </li></ul><ul><li>the environment, animal welfare </li></ul><ul><li>and our health </li></ul>
  9. 10. fair <ul><li>accessible prices for consumers </li></ul><ul><li>and </li></ul>conditions and pay for small-scale producers
  10. 11. <ul><li>“ Our vision is not an archaic one, but rather a particularly modern one. The dignity of the local economy is the last thing that allows the realization of what is fast becoming an oxymoron: sustainable development. </li></ul><ul><li>Social sustainability must be sought as much with our actions at a global level as at a local level. We can do our part as an international organization as well as individual convivia and food communities.” </li></ul><ul><li>Carlo Petrini, Slow Food Founder </li></ul><ul><li>Opening Speech, Terra Madre 2006 </li></ul>Local Communities , Global Results
  11. 12. Why Local ? Fresh taste: seasonal products, harvested when perfectly ripe, and locally suitable varieties, rather than those selected for their ability to withstand long-distance transportation Fewer food-miles: less transport and packaging mean less pollution Better knowledege of and control over what we eat and how it is produced Ensuring the survival of traditional, sustainable production methods, indigenous breeds, species and food varieties Preservation and protection of the local landscape and regionality
  12. 13. Building strong and effective local communities implies: - educating consumers to become co-producers - promoting short production chains Strong ties among producers, consumers, cooks, schools, organizations, hospitals, local authorities and Slow Food convivia create a strong local community .
  13. 14. Co-producer? <ul><li>“ Eating is an </li></ul><ul><li>agricultural act.” </li></ul><ul><li>Wendell Berry </li></ul><ul><li>“ A co-producer is a consumer who knows and understands problems of food production: quality, economics and processing requirements, the culinary aspect. It’s not just someone who consumes. It’s that they want to know.” </li></ul><ul><li>Carlo Petrini </li></ul>
  14. 15. Short production chain <ul><li>Farmers’ markets such as the Slow Food Earth Markets </li></ul><ul><li>Community Supported Agriculture </li></ul><ul><li>Buyers groups </li></ul><ul><li>Direct selling </li></ul>Alternative distribution systems reducing the distance from field to table, bringing producers closer to co-producers
  15. 16. Education the Slow Way <ul><li>food and taste education programs, including ‘Journey to the Origins of Taste’ </li></ul><ul><li>school gardens </li></ul><ul><li>producer visits </li></ul><ul><li>classes and conferences </li></ul><ul><li>Dream Canteen programs for schools and other institutions </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>… an approach that allows children and adults to understand food , how it’s made, by who and where it comes from
  16. 17. The University of Gastronomic Sciences <ul><li>first academic institution dedicated to the study of gastronomy </li></ul><ul><li>multidisciplinary curriculum </li></ul><ul><li>field trips </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  17. 18. Projects, Activities and Events
  18. 19. Terra Madre is <ul><li>A network launched by Slow Food to bring together sustainable farmers, fishermen and breeders with cooks, researchers and academics and youth </li></ul><ul><li>A collaborative, multi-disciplinary approach to improve the food system through opportunities for meeting and knowledge exchange </li></ul><ul><li>A platform to promote small scale, artisan production of quality food </li></ul><ul><li>An alternative to the dominant food and seed multinationals and the standardization of taste. </li></ul><ul><li>An expression of every person’s and people’s right to food sovereignty </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  19. 20. Terra Madre Network Meetings <ul><li>Biannual, World Meeting of Food Communities held in Turin since 2004 </li></ul><ul><li>National Terra Madre meetings have been held in many countries </li></ul><ul><li>Regional Terra Madre meeting, such as Terra Madre Balkans </li></ul><ul><li>Terra Madre Indigenous People held for the first time in 2011 . </li></ul>
  20. 21. Terra Madre DAY <ul><li>International day of action to celebrate eating locally </li></ul><ul><li>More than a 1,000 events organized each year since 2009 by Slow Food convivia and food communities </li></ul><ul><li>Community festivals, campaigns, workshops for children, excursions to producers and much more celebrating local food traditions and demonstrating the Slow Food philosophy. </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  21. 22. Protecting Food Biodiversity
  22. 23. The Foundation was created in 2003 to support projects that defend our world’s heritage of diverse crops, animal breeds and food traditions
  23. 24. <ul><li>created in 2000 </li></ul><ul><li>projects to support groups of small-scale producers of selected Ark of Taste foods </li></ul><ul><li>There are 300 projects worldwide </li></ul>Presidia Ark of Taste <ul><li>• created in 1996 </li></ul><ul><li>• catalogues foods at risk of being wiped out by the industrialized food system </li></ul><ul><li>900 foods listed worldwide </li></ul><ul><li>today 947 products are on the ark </li></ul>
  24. 25. Events <ul><li>Slow Food organizes events all over the world to showcase quality products, to bring producers together with consumers and to create opportunities for food and taste education. The events range from neighborhood dinners to national or international fairs such as : </li></ul>Salone del Gusto , Italy Slow Fish , Italy Cheese , Italy Yokohama Fair , Japan Eurogusto , France Slow Food Fair of the Good Taste , Germany Algusto , Spain
  25. 26. Campaigns and Communication <ul><li>launches campaigns: Raw Milk Cheese; Slow Fish; No GMOs, Stop Landgrabbing, Dream Canteen </li></ul><ul><li>edits a wide range of publications: books, magazines, newsletters </li></ul><ul><li>offers constantly updated news and information at www.slowfood .com </li></ul>To raise public awareness Slow Food:
  26. 27. <ul><li> </li></ul>Discover more and find Slow Food near you
  27. 28. Let’s Cook Up a Revolution Together… Join Slow Food <ul><li>Celebrate the pleasures and the diversity the world's best foods offer us </li></ul><ul><li>Become a member of a large and international community defending sustainable agriculture, breeding, fishing and food production </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  28. 29. Photos <ul><li>Owen Franken </li></ul><ul><li>Adam Huggins </li></ul><ul><li>Malcolm Mac Garvin </li></ul><ul><li>Marcello Marengo </li></ul><ul><li>Alberto Peroli </li></ul><ul><li>Olivier Migliore </li></ul><ul><li>Marcelo Rossi Scudero </li></ul><ul><li>Gianluca Canè </li></ul><ul><li>Slow Food Archives </li></ul><ul><li>Areagrafica </li></ul>© Slow Food 2011 Illustration