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The Hidden Dutch Food Culture

Posted 5 years, 5 months ago

Many people from abroad living in the Netherlands fear that Dutch Food Culture is non-existent. For many years, I also did believe this was the case. However, over the last year - I am happy to say - I have found Dutch specialities which I deem worth sharing with you! 

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That Particular Moment...

Posted 5 years, 6 months ago

On May 2013, I experienced one of the most life-changing events of my 29 years of existence. I was invited by a good friend of mine to attend a conference in which Carlo Petrini and Joris Lohman, president of Slow Food and youth representative of the Executive Committee of Slow Food respectively, were the keynote speakers. At the time, I had no idea how big of an impact this event would have in my life.

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A New Way of Campaigning

Posted 5 years, 7 months ago

Slow Food Youth in Macedonia exists for two years now. Macedonia is a small country on the Balkan Peninsula on the crossroad between Greece, Bulgaria, Serbia and Albania. It is a country with beautiful nature and many sunny days in the year. Our soil is good to produce almost everything, from kiwi at the south, grapes and tobacco in our biggest valley in the central part to beans at the north. But the new agriculture system is actually destroying our biodiversity with the GMO coming in through small doors. Our new government policy is that we can import GM food for animals. That is why SFY decided that it is time for action so we started our campaign “STOP GMO”.

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Carlo Petrini about SFYN

Posted 5 years, 8 months ago

During Salone del Gusto Terra Madre 2012 there was a stand entirely run by the Slow Food Youth Network. Within this space, hundreds of young people from all over the world met, discussed over food policies, interacted and created networks, they planned activities for the future and they partied. In the same days also a SFYN “congress” took place in which priorities and goals for the next 2 years have been established.

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Getting Youth involved in Slow Fish

Posted 5 years, 9 months ago

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” - Margaret Mead
Here in my twenties, I am beginning to realize our true potential for reclaiming our food sovereignty. We are living amidst a turning point for food production, and I am so excited!! People are beginning to think differently. It’s becoming increasingly apparent that the fumbling hands of agribusiness should not be the ones sowing our seeds. Growing food is the most intimate connection we share with Earth.

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