Slow Food Movement

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An international movement begun by Carlo Petrini with a forerunner organisation, Arcigola, founded in 1986 to resist the opening of a McDonald's (fast food restaurant) near the Spanish Steps in Rome. The slow food movement strives to preserve traditional and regional cuisine and promotes farming of plants, seeds and livestock characteristic of the local ecosystem
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DOT Assistant Secretary for Product and Market Development Verna Buensuceso said this slow food revolution has already started in the Philippines.
They will also be included in the global Slow Food network of local farmers so that they can continue learning and sharing knowledge and experiences.
'While Slow Food has already identified local food from two Benguet municipalities and four Ifugao towns, we will still finalize reports and find out how the local communities can help propagate the 'mountain food' that are distinctively Cordilleran,' said Elena Aniere, Slow Food International Asia Pacific program director, in an interview over the weekend.
Kenya was represented by stakeholders from different organisations led by Nakuru-based Slow Food Kenya.The Kenyan delegation got an opportunity to showcase some products especially from small scale farms.
To further propagate the idea of Slow Food - or the connection among plate, planet, people and culture - we (a small but passionate group around the Philippines) have met up as groups (called Presidia), as farmers, retailers, chefs and home cooks to do what we can to further push the advocacy forward.
The university, which has strong links with the Slow Food Association, was sending its third batch of students to visit chef Gareth Johns, Welsh ambassador for Slow Food and owner of the Wynnstay Hotel, Machynlleth.
l Compiled by Wendy Barrie, cook, food writer and leader of Slow Food, Scotland's Ark of Taste.
Slow food as a grassroots movement started in Italy sometime in the late '80s, and has since become a global movement with chapters all over the world.
'To ensure future generations can benefit from food biodiversity, farmers all over the country must support, preserve and defend their local food cultures from the invasion of patented genes,' said Edie Mukiibi, vice-president of Slow Food International.
To be considered for the award, which was first established in Dubai in 2015 as a catalyst for change, 50% of the property's staff must be members of Slow Food International.
Dukes Dubai, on Palm Jumeirah, has been awarded Slow Food Dubai's Snail of Approval.
For media noche, serve 'slow food' instead of fast and processed variants to support local cuisine and traditional cooking.