Sunday, November 4, 2012

In a modernized society built upon supply and demand, it's sometimes difficult to slow down and put thought into certain things, especially when it comes to food. So often food is a fast fix for hunger, a grab and go snack in a bag, pouch or paper is an easy solution when so many other things cloud our daily schedules. But what if we slowed down? What if we took the time to study the food we ate? Better yet, what if we took the time to better our nutrition, our communities and the environment through the food choices we made?

Slow Food advocates just such an approach in their worldwide efforts to encourage thoughtful and responsible eating. With over 100,000 members in over 150 countries, Slow Food is an organization striving to defend biodiversity through the maintenance of artisanal food traditions. By maintaining traditional cooking styles, ingredients and recipes Slow Food believes we inherently protect the nutritional value that lies within food. Additionally we preserve the communal nature of food and the spirituality that is evoked through nourishing our bodies.

Slow Food also provides an opportunity for small scale farmers, cooks, academics and agricultural producers to network with one another to improve the world's health collaboratively through food.

All over the world Slow Food aims to educate people on the important role food plays in their communities. By hosting events at schools, hospitals, canteens and other community centers, Slow Food helps people understand where food comes from and the important role it plays in positive social change.

To learn more about Slow Food and how you can participate visit



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