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Food Movement Glossary

Slow Food


An international movement begun by Carlo Petrini in Italy seeking to preserve cultural cuisine, advocate for the consumption of wholesome, local foods, and to enjoy the food available within a short distance. The movement combats a global food system associated with “fast foods.” Visit the Slow Food USA website to learn more.

Example of Slow Food:

Chef Ben Reade focuses on gastronomical researches about eating insects to combat world hunger. His research is part of the slow food movement that tries to counteract fast food culture, even if the food comes from sources that are not familiar by modern culture today.
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