Another achievement of our company and the EFood Land arrived.
We have joined the Slow Food community and ready to promote our EFood Land products worldwide.
Following, just a short introduction related to the Slow Food organization.
Slow Food is an organization that promotes local food and traditional cooking. It was founded by Carlo Petrini in Italy in 1986 and has since spread worldwide. Promoted as an alternative to fast food, it strives to preserve traditional and regional cuisine and encourages farming of plants, seeds, and livestock characteristic of the local ecosystem. It was the first established part of the broader slow movement. Its goals of sustainable foods and promotion of local small businesses are paralleled by a political agenda directed against globalization of agricultural products. At its heart is the aim to promote local foods and traditional gastronomy and food production. Conversely, this means a total opposition to fast food, industrial food production, and globalization. The Slow Food organisation has expanded to include over 100,000 members with branches in over 150 countries.
Slow Food incorporates a series of objectives within its mission, including:
- developing an “Ark of Taste“ for each ecoregion, where local culinary traditions and foods are celebrated
- creating “Praesidia” grassroots organizations to promote slow foods to the public
- forming and sustaining seed banks to preserve heirloom varieties in cooperation with local food systems
- preserving and promoting local and traditional food products, along with their lore and preparation
- organizing small-scale processing (including facilities for slaughtering and short run products)
- organizing celebrations of local cuisine within regions (for example, the Feast of Fields held in some cities in Canada)
- promoting “taste education”
- educating consumers about the risks of fast food
- educating citizens about the drawbacks of commercial agribusiness and factory farms
- educating citizens about the risks of monoculture and reliance on too few genomes or varieties
- developing various political programmes to preserve family farms
- lobbying for the inclusion of organic farming concerns within agricultural policy
- lobbying against government funding of genetic engineering
- lobbying against the use of pesticides
- teaching gardening skills to students and prisoners
- encouraging ethical buying in local marketplaces
Founder and President Carlo Petrini, believes “everyone has the right to good, clean, and fair food.” Good, meaning a high-quality product with a flavorful taste, clean meaning the naturalness in the way the product was produced and transported and fair, meaning adequate pricing and treatment for both the consumers and producers