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?

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.
Kadodē Kampot Pepper UK

Kadodē Kampot Pepper UK

Known as the ‘King of Pepper’ – Kadodē Kampot Pepper is both exceptional and rare, with GI Protected status. We work directly with over 140 farmers in Southern Cambodia – ensuring every aspect of cultivation, sorting, grading and cleaning is managed and carried out by hand using organic methods. All our pepper is 100% traceable back to the farm, […]

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Slow Food UK
July 6, 2015 at 3:35 pm

"If the TTIP is passed, our everyday food system, which already lends itself to drastic and surreptitious change, will continue to become even more disconnected from the sphere of the people." - Carlo Petrini

#StopTTIP

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European Citizens’ Alliance against TTIP writes an open letter to MEPs regarding the imminent vote on the TTIP resolution in the European Parliament

Slow Food UK
July 2, 2015 at 4:38 pm

Top tips for getting your kids in the garden and growing their own #SlowFood!

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How to encourage your children to grow vegetables in the garden

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James Clark, gardener at the Eden Project, Cornwall, gives his advice on how to get children growing vegetables

Slow Food UK
July 1, 2015 at 5:40 pm

“The most fertile topsoils in the east of England – where 25 per cent of our potatoes and 30 per cent of our vegetables are grown – could be lost within a generation”

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Soil erosion is a major threat to Britain’s food supply

independent.co.uk

Large areas of farmland in the east of England could become unprofitable within a generation as soil erosion and degradation make it less productive, according to the Government’s official climate change advisory group.

Slow Food UK
June 30, 2015 at 4:03 pm

"We’re here to prove that you can make a living in a small-scale and sustainable way." Yes!

#WFTP #SlowFood

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Greenham Reach: The families trying to prove that compact, ecological farms can make a living

independent.co.uk

Tucked away down a narrow lane in Devon, the 22 acres of Greenham Reach are an idyllic spot. Set among rolling fields, between the banks of the river Tone and the nearby Somerset border, the land is dotted with vegetable beds, wild flowers and herbs, fruit trees, a salad garden, chickens, goats and…

Slow Food UK
June 30, 2015 at 10:10 am

One year. Zero processed food. #SlowFood

"I started reading ingredient labels on everything I bought. I was shocked to see how many foods have unnecessary processed ingredients. There's sugar in everything. Deli meat has sugar. Mustard, marinara sauce, it all has sugar."

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What It's Like To Go A Year Without Processed Food

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Only about 8 percent of people stick to their New Year's resolution. Food writer Megan Kimble is one of them. Back in January of 2012, the then-26-year-old made a goal to eat only unprocessed foods fo

Slow Food UK
June 29, 2015 at 5:12 pm

Some say it takes all kinds. Not Florence Reed, who argues that we can feed the world without big agriculture and GMOs.

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No, It Does Not Take All Kinds of Farming to Feed the World

foodtank.com

We can feed the world without the kind of farming that depends on managing weeds with toxic chemicals rather than with mulch and weeding.

Slow Food UK
June 28, 2015 at 10:30 am

"We must find new ways of doing things. This is today’s battle.”

Catch up on Borough Market's chat with Slow Food founder Carlo Petrini: http://bit.ly/1EY8kAU

Photo credit: © Michele Fino via Slow Food International

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June 27, 2015 at 10:00 am

Slow Food UK added 4 new photos.

The weekend is upon us! What #slowfood will you be enjoying in sun?

Thanks Slow Food International for the photos!

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June 26, 2015 at 2:57 pm

Slow Food UK shared Slow Food International's video.

Feeding the planet is the biggest challenge our generation has to face. That's why we need to support young people in developing new initiatives to redefine the future of food.

Know any young farmers? Get them involved!

http://www.wefeedtheplanet.com

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"The most important thing you can do is support young farmers and food producers around the world, so if you if know any, send them to Milan this fall" - Jake Gyllenhaal, American actor

Yes, that's right! Jake is also supporting the Slow Food Youth Network event taking place this October. Amazing!

http://www.wefeedtheplanet.com

Slow Food UK
June 25, 2015 at 5:22 pm

Like a bit of wonky veg?

Enter the hideous orange, the grotesque apple, the failed lemon, the ridiculous potato and the disfigured aubergine!

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Ugly Fruits (and Vegetables) Get a Makeover

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An ad campaign is changing the way French consumers view unattractive produce.