Chicken: At What Cost?

Chicken: At What Cost?

Yet another food industry scandal has erupted, this time revealing that potentially deadly bacteria is present on two thirds of chicken sold in the UK. Slow Food UK responds to the latest controversy surrounding factory farming. Is there a better way to produce our meat? And what can we do as consumers?
Salone del Gusto & Terra Madre | 23-27th of October 2014

Salone del Gusto & Terra Madre | 23-27th of October 2014

Salone del gusto returns in Turin, Italy, from the 23rd till the 27th of October 2014 and will be held in the trade fair centre of the city, Lingotto Fiere.
Slow Food Founders' Day in Scotland

Slow Food Founders’ Day in Scotland

United Kingdom - 08 Jun 14 After a UK re-structuring that paved the way for separate bodies for Scotland, Wales and England, a one-day event saw the birth of the Scottish arm of the organization with a gathering of Scotland’s leading food campaigners... Read More.
Interview with Chef Alliance member Darina Allen|The Ballymaloe Cookery School

Interview with Chef Alliance member Darina Allen|The Ballymaloe Cookery School

Last month we had the pleasure to interview Darina Allen, one of Ireland’s most famous cook and a best-selling author.
Slow Food UK collaborates with Mikron Theatre Company

Slow Food UK collaborates with Mikron Theatre Company

Slow Food UK collaborates with Mikron Theatre Company: “Harvey now has a choice. He can make an inferior product, or he can source the very best ingredients and make the finest ice-cream in the world.”

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Slow Food UK
July 28, 2014 at 2:50 pm

Could packaging-free supermarkets be the answer? That's what two Berliners think, as they prepare for the opening of 'Original Unverpackt'.

By making the supermarkets completely packaging free, they intend to fight general waste but also food waste, as consumers will now be able to purchase only the amount of food they need. They're also intending to source as much of the food as possible locally, and thus reduce pollution and waste associated with transport.

Previous similar initiatives were started in London and other cities, but unfortunately didn't meet the expected success. But could this new model succeed and spread?

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Packaging-Free Supermarket Coming to Germany | IFLScience

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Berlin is about to get an innovative supermarket that does not include any wasteful packaging. Original Unverpackt (Original Unpacked) is the brainchild of Sara Wolf and Milena Glimbovski, who grew tired of purchasing food that came in an absurd amount of disposable packaging. They aren’t veterans o…

Slow Food UK
July 25, 2014 at 11:13 am

Slow Food UK is shocked by the latest reports in the media regarding the potentially deadly bacteria which plagues two thirds of chicken sold in the UK. The factory farming model places profit above all other concerns, which presents threats to our health, the environment and animal welfare. Read Slow Food UK's full response here:

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Chicken: At What Cost? - Slow Food Uk

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Yet another food industry scandal has erupted. Recent reports have revealed that two thirds of chicken meat in the UK is contaminated with a bacteria called campylobacter, which is responsible for over 280,000 cases of food poisoning each year and an estimated 100 deaths. Yet again we are forced to…

Slow Food UK
July 24, 2014 at 3:58 pm

A wonderful project showing the real power in small-scale communities. Wouldn't you like to see this in action around your neighbourhood? It's a powerful idea, that food can be a common resource, a learning tool, and a force to join people together.

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Incredible Edible Todmorden | Home

http://www.incredible-edible-todmorden.co.uk

Aims to increase the amount of local food grown and eaten in the town. Local businesses, schools, farmers and the whole community are all involved.

Slow Food UK
July 23, 2014 at 12:31 pm

A great initiative, really interesting and entertaining!

The Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT) have designed a new web tool called 'Laura's larder' which launches today. You pick up the food you usually like to eat for each meal and each day of the week, add the snacks and drinks...and it tells you exactly how good your diet is for you, but also for the planet!

So not only is it a good way to calculate your environmental impact, it also shows you what you lack, what you eat too much of where to make changes...A new tool to help fighting obesity? Give it a go!

http://blog.cat.org.uk/2014/07/18/want-to-eat-a-healthy-and-sustainable-diet-ask-laura/

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Slow Food UK
July 22, 2014 at 2:29 pm

"Drawing attention to rare breeds by building links with regional farmers across the UK and sharing the fascinating stories behind each of them is a wonderful way to reconnect people with their soil and land".

Rare breeds in the UK are one of the most important components of our regional food traditions. It's about time we give them the credit they deserve, as well as the wonderful passionate small-scale producers who breed them. That's why we teamed up with long time supporter the Rare Breed Survival Trust, to make sure Slow Food groups at a local level get the opportunity to work together with these amazing people.

To read our full feature in their summer edition, click on the link below:
http://www.slowfood.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/21.07.2014-RBST-feature-article-preserving-edible-biodiversity.pdf

http://www.slowfood.org.uk

http://www.slowfood.org.uk

Slow Food UK
July 21, 2014 at 4:17 pm

"At TTIPing point"

The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership is currently being discussed behind closed doors, and it could have dramatic consequences for the future of agriculture, food and health in Europe. Not only is it the symbol of how Europe is losing its political independence, its a threat to democracy, our health, our producers, and might ruin all previous efforts made in favour of a fairer European food system.

If you happened to miss it, here is all you need to know about it:
http://sustainablefoodtrust.org/articles/were-at-ttiping-point/

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We're at TTIPing point - Sustainable Food Trust

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Following the UK's first no-TTIP day of action, we discuss the implications of the TTIP for our future food procurement and public health

Slow Food UK
July 18, 2014 at 3:50 pm

Do you want to invest in the future? Our supporter FarmDrop is crowdfunding to finance a better, fairer and more sustainable food system.

They have had an incredible success so far, hitting 78% of their target in only 4 days, which also proves how many people believe that we can change the way we eat for better!

However, they still need your help. click on the link and give it a go- you won't regret it.

http://www.crowdcube.com/investors/farmdrop-16133

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Investors - FarmDrop - Crowdcube | Crowdfunding business finance from angel investors and...

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Investors - FarmDrop - Crowdcube | Crowdfunding business finance from angel investors and 'Armchair Dragons'

Slow Food UK
July 17, 2014 at 2:01 pm

Are you an advocate of good, clean and fair food? Are you looking for an internship with a difference?

We're on the look for 4 special talents that will help us grow Slow Food UK in the next months. Communications, Forgotten Foods, Chef Alliance, Education... Whatever your focus is, we're sure there's a place for you in our lovely Notting Hill office.

If you feel like this could be you, please write to us at recruitment@slowfood.org.uk !

More information by clicking on the link below.

http://www.slowfood.org.uk/about/internship-programme/

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Internship Programme - Slow Food Uk

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Which internship positions are becoming available soon? Forgotten Foods Co-ordinator – starting July 2014 Duties include initiating and maintaining contact with Forgotten Foods producers, building on the Forgotten Foods programme, organising events, liaising with our PR agencies and commercial partn…

Slow Food UK
July 16, 2014 at 1:56 pm

Did you know that the UK seashore has tonnes and tonnes of whelks at the bottom of the sea, yet exports most of it every year?

This is an other example of why it is so important we reconnect with the food that surrounds us, and learn to appreciate the food delights that are part of our heritage. The UK biodiversity is incredibly rich and we need to make food choices that will have a positive impact on the local economies and communities.

So forget about your childhood nightmare, and give it a try with a nice recipe!

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Whelks are healthy, versatile and sustainable - so why did we stop eating them in the UK?

http://www.independent.co.uk

What's in a name? When it comes to the whelk, quite a bit, and not all of it is flattering.