Slow Food

About us

Slow Food is a global, grassroots organization linking the pleasure of good food with a commitment to local communities and the environment.


Slow Food is a global, grassroots organization, founded in 1989 to prevent 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.


We believe everyone should have access to good, clean and fair food.


Since its beginnings, Slow Food has grown into a global movement involving millions of people, in over 150 countries.


Find out more about our network and activities around the world:


  • Saving endangered foods and defending gastronomic traditions through our biodiversity projects;
  • Teaching the pleasure of food and how to make good, clean and fair choices through food and taste education;
  • Celebrations of the gastronomic traditions of Europe and Asia, artisanal cheese and fish, and meetings of our worldwide networks in our international events;
  • From animal welfare to land grabbing, addressing hot topics that we care about;
  • Connecting young people passionate about changing the food system through the Slow Food Youth Network;
  • Countless activities organized daily by Slow Food members in our convivia (local groups); 
  • Linking food producers, chefs, academics and representatives of local communities worldwide in the Terra Madre network;
  • Creating the next generation of food and gastronomy professionals at the University of Gastronomic Sciences.



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