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With the debate “Good, clean, fair food for all?” we turned an eye towards inclusion and elitism within the movement for slow food. Two sides offered visions for our future efforts to change the food system: Phoebe Ploedt from Germany arguing the position that we should engage intensively with the people who are already drawn to our movement to create change with those excited to make one, and James Longanecker from the US arguing that we need to focus on broadening our base by encouraging inclusiveness and bringing about many small changes.read more
The loss of biodiversity is a urgent and immediete worldwide problem that needs to be adressed. But how do relate to such a abstract theme as biodiversity? Ludovico explained to the audience that biodiversity is about cultural traditions, the balance of ecosystems and it's the opposite of an elite project, it's about thriving local communities.read more
David Hertz presented his vision on tackling poverty through food. The social entrepreneur has set up ‘ Gastromotiva’ in Brazil to help young adults to develop themselves through cooking and gastronomy and is all about the human side of cooking. Around 60 people attended the inspiring presentation on Friday.read more
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The first workshop by the SlowFood Youth Network was organized by the Dutch SFYN delegates Dionne van Zijl and Joszi Smeets. During the Thursday afternoon they introduced the main elements of the Dutch Slow Food Youth Academy and elaborated about its success in the Netherlands. Forty delegates joined the workshop wich represented countries alla cross the globe. And discussed their local issues during brainstormsessions with former academy students.read more