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.
Richard Briggs - Briggs Shetland Lamb - Native Shetland Lamb

Richard Briggs – Briggs Shetland Lamb – Native Shetland Lamb

Slow Food UK is incredibly proud to have Ark of Taste producers like Richard Briggs from Briggs Shetland Lamb on board. Please read more about Richard and his forgotten food Native Shetland Sheep below. Richard is also part of our Supporters’ Scheme.

Richard is a Slow Meat producer.

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Slow Food UK
August 30, 2015 at 10:40 am

Time of the year, geographical location, basic elements… It seems star signs and cheese may have more in common than you might think! Which cheese are you?

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Cheese Written in the Stars - Cheese 2015 - 18th - 21st September - Bra

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Slow Food have striven to produce a unique horoscope that brings together the movements of the planets and pasture cheeses!

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August 29, 2015 at 12:26 pm

Slow Food UK added 5 new photos.

Check out the UK Ark of Taste products and help defend biodiversity and our food heritage! https://goo.gl/XIvikT

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August 28, 2015 at 10:15 am

Across the globe we waste four times the amount of food that would be needed to feed those that have to go without. But the good news is that there are initiatives such as food-sharing clubs and projects reducing post-harvest losses making a difference

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Fighting food waste: four stories from around the world

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Across the globe, initiatives such as food-sharing clubs and projects aimed to reducing post-harvest losses for poor farmers are making a difference

Slow Food UK
August 27, 2015 at 9:48 am

When you think of farming and growing, what comes to mind? Rolling pastures and open skies? Or city parks and subway tracks?

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If you run out of space for farming, look to the subway

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When you think of farming, what typically comes to mind is rolling pastures and open skies. But in Tokyo, you can think subway tracks and grow lights. The transit authority has opened a farm.

Slow Food UK
August 26, 2015 at 7:45 pm

As the Great British Bake Off is back on our screens, Left Foot Forward looks at how we teach cooking skills at school. What did you learn about food and cooking at school?

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The Great British Bake Off: Food education needs a drastic overhaul

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Children need to learn about nutrition, not just cupcakes

Slow Food UK
August 26, 2015 at 11:34 am

Ninety per cent of the apples we eat worldwide come from five different varieties, yet there are thousands of different varieties!

We need to work hard not to lose our traditions, varieties & animal breeds because of the globalised system which says we have to eat the same food everywhere.

#WorldwideWednesday

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Slow Food promotes regional specialty food through the Ark of Taste

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Slow Food Movement seeks local food flavours for its 'Ark of Taste' list of endangered plants, animals and food.

Slow Food UK
August 25, 2015 at 9:29 am

And the devil is that it is often – though not always – a preventable disease. We need better food education and we need to get back to basics. #SlowFood #Foodeducation

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We need to learn what 2,000 calories a day looks like to prevent diabetes.

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Sport also needs to return in schools, playing fields repurchased, cycling made safe and walking to school to become the norm

Slow Food UK
August 24, 2015 at 11:44 am

Here's why we need to keep talking about TTIP.

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We Need to Keep Talking about the TTIP - Slow Europe

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As the ongoing U.S. – EU trade deal negotiations reach a crucial stage, civil society must keep working to ensure its voice is heard…

Slow Food UK
August 23, 2015 at 11:37 am

One of Slow Food International's biggest international events is just around the corner...

Like all Slow Food events, Cheese 2015 is a moment to bring together the pleasure of good food with an awareness and responsibility towards the related issues, such as animal welfare, sustainable management of landscapes, milk quotas and immigrants in the sector: http://cheese.slowfood.com/en/

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August 21, 2015 at 4:20 pm

"We can still have our meat and sleep at night, too." #SlowMeat

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Factory farming is killing the planet: Why the meat industry’s future needs to change.

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Sonia Faruqi visited 60 farms in eight countries. Here's what she learned