Slow Food International

Slow Food was founded in 1989 to prevent the disappearance of local food cultures and traditions, counteract the rise of fast life and combat people‚Äôs dwindling interest in the food they eat, where it comes from and how our food choices affect the world around us.

Since its inception, Slow Food has grown into a global movement involving millions of people in over 160 countries. Through locally based Slow Food communities (such as Slow Food Hunter Valley) we can have a major impact on our food systems.

Food is intricately link to many aspects of life including, but not limited to:
the health of individuals and communities
culture
politics
agriculture
the environment.
Through our food choices we can collectively influence how food is cultivated, produced and distributed, and change the world as a result.
It is important that Slow Food is more than just a word or phrase. To help  you understand the fundamental concepts underlying Slow Food, we have provided a list of documents below. These documents help define Slow Food.
Slow Food Manifesto
Slow Food Manifesto for Quality
Slow Food International Statute
Slow Food Fundraising Guidelines
Slow Food Manifesto in Defense of Raw Milk Cheese 2001Slow Food Education Manifesto
Declaration of Puebla (a pledge to continue the journey)

Full details of Slow Food, its initiatives, projects and global reach can be found on the Slow Food International website.