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Slow Food International is a trademarked name of the nongovernmental organization dedicated to the cultivation and promotion of good, clean, and fair food production, distribution, and consumption. The organization’s work to provide systemic support for good, clean, and fair food is operationalized in a number of ways, including the defense of food biodiversity, the development of global and local food networks, food and taste education projects, and connecting producers and consumers. This entry focuses on the relevance of Slow Food to the contemporary food landscape, the group’s development and current outreach efforts, and critiques of the group’s aims and methods.

The Importance of Slow Food

Slow Food’s importance in the food landscape of the early 21st century is a consequence of three major factors.

First, Slow Food has ...

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