About Us

About Slow Food

Slow Food is a global, grassroots organisation, founded in 1989 to prevent the disappearance of local food cultures and traditions, counteract the rise of fast food and combat people’s dwindling interest in what they eat, where it comes from and how our food choices affect the world around us. The movement works to reconnect people with where their food comes from and inspire an active interest in local food production.

Through our food choices we can collectively influence how food is cultivated, produced and distributed, and change the world as a result.

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.


Our Philosophy

Slow Food envisions a world in which everyone can access and enjoy food that is good for them, good for those who grow it and good for the planet. Our approach is based on a concept of food that is defined by three interconnected principles: good, clean and fair.

  • GOOD: quality, flavorsome and healthy food
  • CLEAN: production that does not harm the environment
  • FAIR: accessible prices for consumers and fair conditions and pay for producers

To realize its ambitions, Slow Food has established the Slow Food Foundation for Biodiversity to defend food biodiversity and traditions and the Terra Madre Foundation to support the growth of a global network of food communities, chefs, academics and youth working for a sustainable food system.

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