Slow Food is Good Food

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It takes time to change mindsets – especially when it comes to switching from convenient, fast food to healthier options – but the benefits are obvious.

In 1986 a protest against the opening of a McDonald’s near Rome’s Spanish Steps took place. Carlo Petrini led the campaign against the founding of the franchise at the Piazza di Spagna. That movement gave birth to the Slow Food organisation.

Its aim was to initially defend regional traditions, good food, gastronomic pleasure and a slow pace of life under the tagline “good, clean and fair”. Now internationally renowned, it has embraced a more comprehensive approach to food that “recognises the strong connections between plate, planet, people, politics and culture”. 1


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