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Bringing rare foods away from extinction — and into our homes

Slow Food’s Ark of Taste celebrates some of the most important food items and techniques from around the world. Learn more about the incredible diversity of food here in the US, and how you can save it from extinction.

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Why Slow Food

Why Slow Food?

Started as a protest against fast food and oppressive food systems in Italy in the 1980s, Slow Food is a million-member movement of food activists around the world. Here in the US, we are uniting the joy of food with the pursuit of justice and dismantling oppressive food systems to achieve good, clean and fair food for all.

Slow Food USA cultivates nationwide programs and a network of local chapters, hosts educational events and advocacy campaigns, and builds solidarity through partnerships.

Our impact in 2021

people impacted by chapter-led programs nationwide

rare seed kits donated to school gardens through Plant a Seed

Slow Food Live events featuring more than 60 presenters

attendees at virtual summits focused on seeds and our world’s waterways

We need your help to achieve food justice!

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Mutual-Aid Style Share a Seed Program Flourishes in DC

September 14, 2022 // Biodiversity

When the pandemic hit and seeds were scarce, Reana Kovalcik, Founder of Share a Seed and Slow Food Southeast Regional Councilor, worked with Slow Food USA to pilot a model for sharing seeds and growing resources at the community level. “Share a Seed is a mutual aid-style program,” Reana explained. “I wanted to find a way to democratize seed access, grow community, and redistribute resources at a time when scarcity was all around us. Mutual aid networks are a great way to do that kind of resource and skill-sharing without barriers to access.”

Eight Rare Foods We are Committed to Saving

September 14, 2022 // Ark of Taste
By Marina Stylianou, Slow Food USA Programs Intern The Ark of Taste is a living catalog of foods which are distinct, delicious and...

Beans: Delicious and NUTRITIOUS!

September 8, 2022 // Biodiversity

I am a PhD student researching beans, and I truly think beans are the perfect food. I have yet to meet a food that can check so many boxes: support thriving local food systems, advance sustainability goals and environmental health, culturally relevant to cuisines around the globe, incredibly versatile in the kitchen, delicious, and — of course — nutritious.