Sunday, March 28, 2010

Slow Foods Revolution

Foodies & Environmentalists Unite!

The Slow Food movement, started in Italy to counter the emergence of fast food, seeks to preserve health in families, communities, cultures & planet through promoting a revolution in school foods, reformation in the way we look at nutrition, & protection for biodiversity in plants & farm animals.

Please give their website a peek!!

Since 70% of the water is used by agribusiness, most of the petroleum products go to farming & food miles constitute a lion's share of CO2 emissions in the US, simply by becoming a slow foodie, celebrating connection, taste & respect, the recreational gourmet can become vastly greener. Changing your eating & purchasing habits is a huge part of becoming sustainable. And by gum, its so much more delicious too.

So if you, like me, are embarrassed for those people who buy those tasteless grocery store tomatoes, or who refuse to eat fruits and vegetables out of season, you may already be well on your way to being a Slow Foodist.

Below how the Slow Foods website defines their slogan of "Slow Food is Good, Clean & Fair".


The word good can mean a lot of things to a lot of people. For Slow Food, the idea of good means enjoying delicious food created with care from healthy plants and animals. The pleasures of good food can also help to build community and celebrate culture and regional diversity.


When we talk about clean food, we are talking about nutritious food that is as good for the planet as it is for our bodies. It is grown and harvested with methods that have a positive impact on our local ecosystems and promotes biodiversity.


We believe that food is a universal right. Food that is fair should be accessible to all, regardless of income, and produced by people who are treated with dignity and justly compensated for their labor.

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