Slow Food Youth Network Calgary
Slow Food is an international organization that stands at the crossroads of ecology, gastronomy, ethics and pleasure. The organization was founded in 1989 as a reaction against the upcoming fast food chains. It opposes the standardization of taste and the growth and unrestrained power of multinationals in the food industry.
Slow Food strives for high quality food, produced in a sustainable way … and, of course, food that tastes good! It is essential, not only for us, but also for the future of the earth to change the present food system. Slow Food promotes small-scale agriculture, protects biodiversity and fights food industry’s politics of endless growth.
Every two years Slow Food organizes a big meeting for a network of food communities and congress in Turin: Salone del Gusto and Terra Madre. People from all over the world who support a sustainable food system gather there to show their artisanal and local products and to exchange knowledge, experiences and ideas.
For more information about Slow Food and about its projects visit the website (www.slowfood.com).