Carlo Petrini, the author of "Slow Food Nation: Why Our Food System Should Be Good Clean and Fair", made his first stop on his U.S. tour in Portland, OR on May 8th.  There he gave a speech on industrialized agriculture, inexpensive food, obesity and skyrocketing health costs are destructive practices that must be dealt with.  I recently wrote about his impending tour here.

A couple of interesting points from his speech included his view on on food "elitists" and the practicality of slow food in the modern world.

People who support Slow Food are not elitists, Petrini said. People have criticized the movement, saying its members and followers want to turn back the clock and that they "are not living in the real world." He disagrees.

The increasing numbers of farmers’ markets and community supported agriculture networks and a growing ecological movement shows the Slow Food Nation revolution is well underway in the United States.

Read the whole article at Capital Press

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