Slow Food Movement

Slow Food Youth Network (SFYN) , The university of Gastronomic Sciences NISG). these networks also branch out to many other networks and communities to help e ducate as many individuals on the importance and benefits slow food has to offer. The founders of Slow Food wanted to counteract the spread of fastfood, and i t’s connotative meanings and/ or values. They were concerned that McDonald’s would threaten the traditional Italian osteria and trattorias that serve local specialties and suppor ted local fresh food providers.

Slow Food organizations stand on 3 prerequisites for quality food; Good, Clean, and Fair food. This movement has helped keep the Italian (Mediterranean) diet he althy, along with help provide local farmers and their families strive to provide the best quality products. The Slow Food Movement has greatly impacted the world economy over the y ears. The movement continues to grow in followers, and supporters wanting to make a difference in their area.

The Slow Food Foundation for Biodiversity is a nonprofit organization br anch of Slow Food that coordinates multiples projects the help benefit Terra Madre comm unities by providing technical and financial assistance. Biodiversity is the variety of life found on E arth and all of the natural processes. “It is nature, it is life itself and it is the diversity of life, on many levels, from the smallest (genes, the building blocks of life) to plant and animal species, up to the most complex levels (ecosystems). All these levels intersect, influence each other an d evolve. Today many people around the world are not aware of the negative impact they hav e on the earth, or even a positive way to reverse or try to sustain what is left. People today live Ii fe at an alarmingly fast pace, and they don’t Stop to think of the things they are doing nd how it could help or harm themselves, others, or the earth. The purpose for this slow food movement is to “slow’ the world down and int roduce them to a better way of living that can benefit themselves, others, and most i mportantly the earth.

The Slow Food Movement can be a beneficial part of the world economy in th e sense that it will help under established, low income worlds or communities rise to the potenti al that has been overlooked and underappreciated. By helping establish these lost communiti es and cycling money in that direction they get healthier while people in these over establish ed communities enefit as well from their pure, organic, healthy foods.

Bringing the Slow Food Movement the the established world, it allows us to appreciated our communities and make better use of them instead of looking at empty lots that later get turned into another fast food re staurant. Educating a community in the importance and positive benefits of slow food will create a much healthier and happier community willing to expand and reach others to do the same. am very impressed and moved by this Slow Food Movement and its growing impact on the world today. As I was researching the movement found that there is a 10 al branch of Slow Food enthusiasts in Savannah that recently came about.

I have become very nterested in coming apart of this movement and trying to get my family and community interested as well. I believe this movement will have wonderful health benefits on our people because it promotes organic/ clean foods and deters us from the onthego fastfood that is very unhealthy. T his movement also helps open our eyes to the many worlds that offer healthy foods to help develop their communities as well. Slow Food is a web of unity with everyone working to up lift and provide health and support for everyone involved.