“…we can begin by cultivating taste, rather than impoverishing it, by stimulating progress, by encouraging international exchange programs, by endorsing worthwhile projects, by advocating historical food culture and by defending old-fashioned food traditions. Slow Food assures us of a better quality lifestyle.” (Slow Food Manifesto 1989)
30 Years of the Slow Food Manifesto – Our Food, Our Planet, Our Future is a campaign to celebrate our history and look toward our future. Our collective stories offer an opportunity to highlight, reflect upon and celebrate all that we have accomplished over the last three decades around the world, and to reaffirm the importance of continuing to work for the future of food and the planet.
1989 marked the official beginning of the Slow Food movement and the drafting of the Slow Food manifesto. Thirty years later, the movement has evolved into a powerful agent for change in more than 160 countries. Slow Food stands at the intersection of politics and pleasure, climate and culture, people and planet. Millions of people have been touched by thousands of Slow Food projects around the globe. Slow Food has been active across Canada for more than 15 years and we have many home-grown stories to share.
How can you participate?
1) By November 17: go to one of these links and complete the questionnaire:
Share your hard work, your passion and Canada’s commitment to good, clean, fair food for all. See what others are doing; inspire and be inspired! You are a critical piece of the Slow Food picture.
2) Between December 1 and 10: Organize an event to celebrate Slow Food in your region and register the event at the links above. All events worldwide will appear on an interactive map on the website.
Join the party as our global network celebrates together.