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WHY SLOW FOOD?

Each of us is called upon to practice and disseminate a new, more precise and, at the same time, broader concept of food quality based on three basic, interconnected prerequisites. Quality food must be:

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A food"s flavor and aroma, recognizable to educated, welltrained senses, is the fruit of the competence of the producer and of choice of raw materials and production methods, which should in no way alter its naturalness.

CLEAN

The environment has to be respected and sustainable practices of farming, animal husbandry, processing, marketing and consumption should be taken into serious consideration. Every stage in the agro-industrial production chain, consumption included, should protect ecosystems and biodiversity, safeguarding the health of the consumer and the producer.

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Social justice should be pursued through the creation of conditions of labor respectful of man and his rights and capable of generating adequate rewards; through the pursuit of balanced global economies; through the practice of sympathy and solidarity; through respect for cultural diversities and traditions.

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Coronavirus. Support our local and small businesses during this difficult time. 

Brothers and Sisters: As the entire world is faced with the concern of the new Coronavirus known as COVID-19, I feel it is important to speak to this topic with all our Slow Food Toronto membership. This is a strange...

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Together in Solidarity: We Stand as One Movement

from Slow Food  9 MARCH 2020 The spread of COVID-19 around the world is having enormous impacts on our lives. In Italy, the government has placed all of the Lombardy region as well as several other provinces in the north...

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Happy Lunar New Year

FROM SLOW FOOD BY  PAULA THOMAS With celebrations around the world, the Lunar New Year brings the spirit of renewal. Streets dressed in red and gold to signify the energy of a fresh start following the journey of the moon. January...

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