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Slow Food International

Slow Food Around the World

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

Since its beginnings in Italy 30 years ago, Slow Food has grown into a global movement involving millions of people in over 160 countries, working to ensure everyone has access to good, clean and fair food.

International Campaigns and Projects

Slow Food Editore

Slow Food Italy created a publishing house in 1989 to distribute books and magazine that raise the profile of quality food and wine production; safeguard endangered artisan specialties, vegetable species and animal breeds; inform and educate consumers; and promote clean, sustainable agriculture and a new idea of gastronomy.

University of Gastronomic Sciences

The University of Gastronomic Sciences was co-founded in by Slow Food International in 2004, in cooperation with the Italian regions of Emilia-Romagna and Piemonte. With students hailing from more than 65 countries, UNISG has today graduated over 1100 gastronomes. Multiple programs at the undergraduate and master level are offered in both English and Italian, each featuring a unique interdisciplinary and multi-channel design.

Ten Thousand Gardens in Africa

“Ten Thousand Gardens in Africa” relies on the transfer of knowledge from the old to the young and a reinforced spirit of collaboration to provide education for farmers and young people, improve biodiversity, and teach the sustainable use of soil and water.

Earth Markets

A worldwide network of community-run farmers markets that respect the Slow Food philosophy and provide access to good, clean and fair local food.


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