Slow Food, a growing grassroots movement has picked up momentum over the last few years. The slow food movement was founded in 1989 in response to the fast food companies taking over the nation and the world. Today they have grown to over 100,000 members spanning 132 countries. Their motto is
“good, clean, and fair” and promote responsible food manufacturing, preparation, and eating. It is completely organic and everything that fast food is not.
We believe that the food we eat should taste good; that it should be produced in a clean way that does not harm the environment, animal welfare or our health; and that food producers should receive fair compensation for their work. –www.slowfood.com
I personally feel lucky to be in the bay area where we are surrounded by foodies and social consciousness. You can find slow food restaurants and events sprinkled around the bay area. If you have yet to try slow food check out the following upcoming event.
For more information on slow food visit www.slowfood.com .