Slow Food USA is a network of members who share a way of thinking, a way of eating, and a way of living. It is people who believe in the strong connections between good, wholesome food (and the pleasure we take in it) and a healthy planet. People who think similarly have come together to form a grassroots organization to develop ideas based on a commitment to community and the environment. It looks like the opposite of fast food!
The Slow Food Movement across the globe shares some basic principles about good, clean, and fair food:
- The food we eat should taste good
- The way we produce it should not harm our health, the environment, or animal welfare
- People who produce food should receive fair payment for their work.
Slow Food thinks that we are all partners in the process of producing and consuming food. So we are not just consumers but co-producers. It is important to defend biodiversity in our food supply, educate ourselves in the pleasures of taste, and connect producers of excellent foods with co-producers through events and initiatives.
This movement emphasizes enjoying delicious food created with care from healthy plants and animals. Healthy plants and animals come from healthy ecosystems, so everybody benefits, including our planet.
Slow Food believes that food is a universal right. What does this suggest?
“Food that is fair should be accessible to all, regardless of income, and produced by people who are treated with dignity and justly compensated for their labor.”
Slow Food is made up of people who care where their food comes from, who makes it and how it’s made. Slow Food sponsors school initiatives like gardens to offer the youngest eaters hands-on learning experiences about the food they grow and eat themselves.
We at EasyKidsRecipes could not agree more! It is so in keeping with the principles we espouse in this web site that we wanted you to be aware of this movement. There is a great deal of dimension to this organization, so please spend ten minutes on their web site to explore what they have to offer.
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