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Slow Food USA’s mission is to create dramatic and lasting change in the food system. Through a network of local chapters it seeks to reconnect Americans with the people, traditions, plants, animals, fertile soils and waters that produce our food.
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Becoming a member of Slow Food USA supports good, clean, and fair food production and consumption in two important ways: Donations help fund a range of programs and initiatives through which Slow Food USA educates, advocates, and joins with others to promote good, clean, and fair food; and Every member helps grow and sustain the movement for sustainable food and brings us one step closer to the day when good, clean, and fair food will be recognized as a right for all, not a privilege for some. Member benefits include: Invitations to local, national, and international events that celebrate good, clean, and fair food and those who produce it;
Member-only discounts on select events and publications; Being connected to a local Slow Food chapter that’s comprised of others who care about food, agriculture, health, and the environment; and Opportunities throughout the year to join with others to take action and have an impact on critical legislation affecting food and agriculture in the United States. Among Slow Food USA’s programs are:
Slow Food in Schools: Slow Food USA supports local projects and national efforts to create meaningful relationships between young people (K-12) and food. School gardens, taste education, hands-on cooking classes, and the opportunities to meet local farmers and learn about where food really comes from are among the types of programs Slow Food in Schools supports.
Slow Food on Campus is a growing network of Slow Food chapters on college and university campuses run by students who represent the future leaders of the sustainable food movement. At 27 chapters as of this writing, the members of Slow Food on Campus chapters are passionate advocates for the food & justice movement and a growing and dynamic force for change in our current food system.
As noted on Slow Food USA’s website, the Ark of Taste is “an international catalog of foods that are threatened by industrial standardization, the regulations of large-scale distribution, and environmental damage. In an effort to cultivate consumer demand—key to agricultural conservation—only the best tasting endangered foods make it onto the Ark. Since 1996, more than 800 products from over 50 countries have been added to the international Ark of Taste. The US Ark of Taste profiles over 200 rare regional foods, and is a tool that helps farmers, ranchers, fishers, chefs, retail grocers, educators and consumers celebrate our country’s diverse biological, cultural and culinary heritage.”
Terra Madre truly brings to life the idea that food is a universal language: It is an international network of food producers, cooks, educators, and students from 150 countries who share the goal of global sustainability in food. Every two years, in tandem with the Salone del Gusto, Terra Madre delegates and observers meet to discuss a spectrum of food issues from market development models to agricultural funding to climate change, sharing ideas and promoting new relationships and partnerships that transcend borders and languages. Over 1,000 members of the network are based in the United States, and local Slow Food chapters sponsor representatives to attend the Terra Madre conference and participate personally in the international conversation. Join Slow Food today and become a member of local, national, and international communities that support good, clean, and fair food. Membership can be purchased online or by contacting Slow Food USA by phone at 1.877.SlowFood.
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