Why Slow Food ?

Slow Food is a global, grassroots, non-profit, volunteer organization, founded in Italy in 1989 to prevent the disappearance of local food cultures and traditions, to counteract the rise of “fast life,” the rushed life with its unhealthy fast food — hence Slow Food — and rekindle interest in the food we eat — where it comes from, is it good for us, how our food choices affect the world around us.

Become part of the global movement to protect biodiversity and provide good, clean and fair food for all.

What are Slow Food's goals?


quality, flavorsome, natural and healthy food that is part of the local culture


production and consumption that does not harm the environment, animal welfare or our health


affordable prices for consumers, fair conditions and income for producers


Good, Clean and Fair quality is an act of civilisation and a tool to improve the food system.

Who is in Slow Food ?

Slow Food has 100,000 members in over 1,600 convivia and communities in 160 countries around the world. Worldwide it has a million supporters and followers.


Every Slow Food member around the world is part of a convivium — a local group — that brings the Slow Food philosophy to life through the events and activities they organize in their local communities: shared meals and tastings, visits to local producers and farms, conferences, discussions, film screenings, festivals, and more.

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