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 with its unhealthy fast food — hence Slow Food.

Our aims include rekindling interest in the food we eat — where it comes from, is it good for us, how our food choices affect the world around us — and building community around food, to rekindle the desire to sit at table with family and friends and share the great aspects of food.

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, flavoursome, natural and healthy food as 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

There is a real connection between how we grow our food, what people eat, and long-term public health.

Any civilisation is built upon a sound, healthy food supply. Poor food, poor lives. Gastronomy is happiness!

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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