Carlo Petrini to visit Slow Food Scotland

Carlo Petrini to visit Slow Food Scotland

Slow Food Scotland is delighted to be hosting a 5-day visit this week from the father of the Slow Food. Find out more about the programme and events here.
Blaisdon Red Plum

Blaisdon Red Plum

Welcome the newest addition to the Ark of Taste: the Blaisdon Red Plum, a traditional English jam variety that also eats very well when ripe. As the area of land maintained as traditional orchards has plummeted since 1950s, it is absolutely vital to protect and celebrate this severely threatened part of our heritage; traditional orchards are carefully managed to provide a haven for wildlife and of course produce some of Britain's best fruit.
Less is more

Less is more

Maybe we should stop asking why real food is expensive and start asking why processed food is so cheap. What are the consequences for ever cheaper meat?

Pacta sunt servanda - Agreements must be kept -

Pacta sunt servanda – Agreements must be kept -

Caveat about the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) from the UK‘s perspective.

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Slow Food UK
February 28, 2015 at 5:00 pm

What your food label really means?
My growing preoccupation was instead just how little we really know about the food that sits on our supermarket shelves, in boxes, cartons and bottles – food that has had something done to it to make it more convenient and ready to eat.

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Inside the food industry: the surprising truth about what you eat

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Think you eat only healthy, unprocessed foods? Think again. Joanna Blythman went undercover and discovered that even your fruit salad is not what it seems

Slow Food UK
February 24, 2015 at 11:33 am

We are all very excited to have Carlo Petrini, president of Slow Food International, visit Scotland this week. Slow Food Scotland will be hosting several lectures, events and activities for the upcoming 5 days.

Welcome Carlin!

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Carlo Petrini to visit Slow Food Scotland - Slow Food Uk

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Slow Food Scotland is delighted to be hosting a visit from the father of the Slow Food, recognised as one of the most important figures in world food and the defence of biodiversity. Named by Time Magazine as a European ‘Hero of Our Time’, a ‘Champion of the Earth’ by the UN and the only Italian [..…

Slow Food UK
February 23, 2015 at 11:43 am

Our brothers and sisters from Slow Food USA have co-signed this open letter from the US, warning us in the UK and the EU for the dangers if and when our governments adopt similar GM policies as the US...

"We, the undersigned, are sharing our experience and what we have learned with you so that you don’t make our mistakes. We strongly urge you to resist the approval of genetically modified crops, to refuse to plant those crops that have been approved, to reject the import and/or sale of GM-containing animal feeds and foods intended for human consumption, and to speak out against the corporate influence over politics, regulation and science."

Go to the website to email your MP and voice your concern! #GMFreeME

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The Letter From America

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Living with GMOs – A Letter from America

Slow Food UK
February 19, 2015 at 1:00 pm

Consumers are unaware of the contribution their diets can make to climate change: 54% said their unwilling to change their meat consumption and 62% were unwilling to change their dairy consumption. The rest of the world cannot afford to converge around such levels of excess...

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Western diet is ‘incompatible’ with targets to avoid climate disaster

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Too little is being done to limit global meat and dairy consumption in light of its impact on climate change, says UK think tank Chatham House.

Slow Food UK
February 17, 2015 at 2:43 pm

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Here in the Slow Food UK office we are celebrating #PancakeDay by sharing our traditional pancake recipes for lunch. With some Slow Food Ark of Taste ingredients, of course!

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Slow Food UK
February 16, 2015 at 11:08 am

It seems the FSA continues to focus on perceived 'risky foods' like raw milk or rare beef burgers. But "It is not risky food we should be concerned about but risky practice in food production whenever and wherever it arises."

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The FSA and so-called ‘risky foods’ – raw milk and rare burger update | Artisan Food Law Blog

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Slow Food UK
February 12, 2015 at 11:15 am

"They are the ultimate antidote to tasteless, mass-produced fruit and veg forced in a vast greenhouse complex to fill supermarket shelves and the pockets of multinational corporations."
Yes, by eating these heritage fruit and veg we can enjoy and protect our own edible biodiversity! #EatItOrLoseIt #ArkOfTaste

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The new (old) vegetables: The popularity of 'heritage' seeds is growing rapidly

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Slow Food UK
February 11, 2015 at 10:34 am

SAVE THE DATE !

Free Lecture in Edinburgh where Carlo Petrini will be reflecting on why we are increasingly disconnected from what we eat, and what we can do to strengthen our relationship with all that nourishes us.

Carlo Petrini is one of the most influential thinkers of our time. As founder of the international Slow Food movement, he has been a prominent activist for food justice, a defender of bio-cultural diversity and global campaigner for the right to pleasure in food.

To attend the lecture please reserve a ticket below.

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Thought for Food: Carlo Petrini on cultivating a positive food future in Scotland

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A public lecture by Carlo Petrini, President of Slow Food International

Slow Food UK
February 9, 2015 at 4:14 pm

7 tips & tricks to fight food waste and save money at the same time with BBC Food!

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Could you cut your food bill by a third?

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Tips and tricks for saving money on your food shopping, making food last longer, swapping to cheaper brands and trying budget recipes.