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Slow Food International is a global, grassroots organization, founded in 1989 by Carlo Petrini. Slow Food prevent the disappearance of local food cultures and traditions, counteract the rise of fast life and combat people’s dwindling interest in the food they eat, where it comes from and how our food choices affect the world around us.

Since its beginnings, Slow Food has grown into a global movement involving millions of people in over 160 countries, working to ensure everyone has access to good, clean and fair food. Slow Food believes food is tied to many other aspects of life, including culture, politics, agriculture and the environment. Through our food choices we can collectively influence how food is cultivated, produced and distributed, and change the world as a result.

Slow Food envisions a world in which all people can access and enjoy food that is good for them, good for those who grow it and good for the planet. Their approach is based on a concept of food that is defined by three interconnected principles: good, clean and fair.

Terra Madre is a project conceived by SLOWFOOD as a result of its growth and development and its conviction that “eating is an agricultural act and producing is a gastronomic act.”

Slow Food International Portraits – Carlo Petrini / Dario Fò / Vandana Shiva.

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