Author(s): Slow Food Editore
Slow Food is a global, grassroots organisation. It was founded in 1989 to prevent the disappearance of local food traditions, counteract the rise of fast life, and combat people's dwindling interest in the food they eat, where it comes from, and how food choices affect the world around us. Founded in Italy, it is now active in more than 160 countries and involves millions of participants. Slow Food runs two international conferences annually and organises hundreds of other events, both through its headquarters and via its more than 1,500 local chapters.