Slow Food was founded in 1989 to counter the rise of fast food and fast life. They have supporters from across the globe who host food events throughout the year with the intention of educating people in making good food choices that are not only healthy but also sustainable, environmentally aware, and community driven.
The organization emphasizes on rooting food back to its local traditions, before fast food and fast life kicked in. They directly address where our meat and produce come from and how our choices as a consumer affect the environment and the world. Their intention is clear: closing the gap between food growers and consumers while promoting green and fair trade in the ever diminishing traditional local food industry.