Wednesday, February 18, 2009


Came across an interesting article on SLOW FOOD. Glad to share...
I saw a press report McDonald plans to open many more outlets, a proof no impact of the current crisis ! That is actually great news. My son loves the brand too, just like so many other kids. People continue to eat 'fast & junk' food.
Yesterday, Oprah show had few overweight, obese teenagers sharing the platform with a doctor and sharing their sorrows. An entire generation will suffer from the adverse impact of this junk food culture.
So, need for organic food, slow food, etc type of movents to sensitise all. Especially, our children.
  • Carlo Petrini, founder of Slow Food...This movement was in response to Mac's plan to open a new outlet near historic Spanish Steps at Rome
  • Fortunately Slow Food has picked up lot of mementum and more people are joining the movement. Of course, it is not just about food, but also educates people about biodiversity, the food production chain, taste... etc.
  • "if developing countries start consuming meat at the same rate the industrialised world has done, we will destroy the planet quicker! Same with fishing. You can't have good ecology without good gastronomy and vice versa. Land, water, and a food community must work together", acknowledges Petrini.
  • Slow Food philosophy has spawned an entire movement devoted to 'SLOW'... cities, schools, books, tourism and living ! Everything slow may not be appropriate surely, but then the essence of slow living is different, 'by enjoying life by accepting faster is not better and more is never enough'.
  • ' take time to look around, it is too short a day to be selfish', said someone. (read long back, love it). It is to stop and smell flowers, listen to music around, be aware, be minidul.... happy living !

Slow Food is a non-profit, eco-gastronomic member-supported organization that was founded in 1989 to counteract fast food and fast life, the disappearance of local food traditions and people’s dwindling interest in the food they eat, where it comes from, how it tastes and how our food choices affect the rest of the world.Today, we have over 85,000 members in 132 countries

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