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Slow Food International


Slow Food is a global, not-for-profit eco-gastronomic organization.  It was created in Italy in 1986 to prevent the erosion and standardization of local gastronomies and to act against a generalised lack of interest for food, its nutritional aspects, its origins, its flavours and the consequences of our food choices. It is nowadays present in 132 countries, has over 100.000 members and 1.300 local groups or convivia.  


- ALMANAQUE Slow Food 1989-2010 - PDF
- GUIA RAPIDA Bienvenidos a Slow Food - PDF



The organisation is run by an international executive committee, which is re-elected every four years at the International Slow Food Congress, and is made up of a Board of Directors and an International Council. The Council is made up of delegates from countries who have at least 500 Slow Food members.

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Some countries have national networks directed by committees. These national organisations coordinate the Slow Food programmes and projects through their in-depth knowledge of the needs of their members and their countries. 



The Slow Food Foundation for Biodiversity (ONLUS) was founded in 2003 to support Slow Food projects that focus on defending agricultural biodiversity and gastronomic traditions, with special attention placed on developing countries.


Terra Madre is the event held in Turin every two years where the Food Communities Network meets, making up a global network of food communities, cooks, academics and young activists working for a more responsible and fair food system.


Slow Food has created the University of Gastronomic Sciences (UNISG) to offer a multidisciplinary academic program about the science and culture of food. UNISG is another way in which Slow Food brings together the innovations and research of the academic and scientific world with the traditional knowledge of farmers and food producers, so as to contribute to the growth of a new generation of food producers around the world.


Slow Fish
Slow Fish is a commercial sustainable fish trade show. It is celebrated every two years in the Italian city of Genova. Fish communities related to sustainable fishing gather at this port city to discuss the crisis of the marine environment and explore the possibilities of benefitting from marine resources in a reasonable way. Visitors can attend conferences, workshops, tastings and other activities, while also enjoying and buying excellent sea produce that has been captured using good sustainable practices.


Slow Food Worldwide

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-More than 5,000 Slow Food initiatives each year.

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-A network of 100,000 members in 153 countries, grouped in 1,300 local chapters called convivia, that develops activities, projects and events at a local, regional negozio orologi replica and global level.


These currently include:


-Terra Madre network activities which involve 2,000 food communities, 1,000 cooks, 500 academics and 1,000 young activists.


-10,000 small producers involved in 314 Presidia projects.


-903 products at risk of extinction promoted through the Ark of Taste international food catalog.


-1,300 food education activities and 350 school gardens in 100 countries..



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