Apr 30th, 2007
During the month of May, Carlo Petrini, the founder of Slow Food International will be doing a book tour around the U.S. Carlo started The Slow Food movement in 1986 in Italy. Today the organization is active in 50 countries and has a worldwide membership of over 80,000. Although the organization is not necessarily vegetarian, the principles are to promote sustainability and to encourage us to learn about where our food is comes from. Vegetarian or not, these are important principles to consider. Here is the mission of the movement.
Slow Food envisions a future food system that is based on the principles of high quality and taste, environmental sustainability, and social justice – in essence, a food system that is good, clean and fair. We seek to catalyze a broad cultural shift away from the destructive effects of an industrial food system and fast life; toward the regenerative cultural, social and economic benefits of a sustainable food system, regional food traditions, the pleasures of the table, and a slower and more harmonious rhythm of life.