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Around 75% of global food crops rely on animal pollination. According to the FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization, the UN), today’s species are facing extinction rates 100 to 1 000 times higher than normal due to human impacts. Aspiring to respond to devastating statistics, on World Bee day, the Slow Food activists will […]

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Slow Food Living Ark of Taste Garden

Think of an endangered species and you may think of a panda or a rhino, but we have lost a staggering 94% of our vegetable varieties in the last 100 years.

The Slow Food Living Ark of Taste Garden is a collaboration between Slow Food, the world’s largest food movement and Franchi Seeds of Italy,the oldest family-owned seed company in the world, and the only seed company to attend Salone del Gusto: connecting what we grow with flavour and community.
The Ark of Taste is a global […]

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WHY IS NATIVE BREED MEAT SO IMPORTANT?

WHY IS NATIVE BREED MEAT SO IMPORTANT?

Native breeds are seeing an incredible renaissance, but even with this growth in popularity, 20% of native livestock breeds are at risk of being lost for good. Abby Allen of Slow Food Supporter Pipers Farm explores why native breeds are vital to the success of our countryside.
What are native breeds?
Native breeds encompass all types of […]

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Spring floods – or climate change in action

Spring floods – or climate change in action

For two days in March cyclone Idai ravaged Mozambique and Zimbabwe. Since then the devastation and the aftermath of the flooding it caused have dominated the news.
Cyclone Idai is one reason why we’ve heard next to nothing about another huge flood that’s been devastating US states in the Midwest: Nebraska has taken the brunt, but […]

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The North Ronaldsay Sheep is the first Slow Food Presidium in Scotland

The North Ronaldsay Sheep is the first Slow Food Presidium in Scotland

The North Ronaldsay Sheep, the oldest breed in Northern Europe and among the oldest and most rare in the world, has officially become the first Slow Food Presidium* in Scotland. According to a Danish investigation of old bones on Orkney, their DNA is 8,000 years old, as old as the origins of island […]

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Dublin Coddle

Dublin Coddle

Dublin Coddle is a traditional Irish one pot meal. Here our supporters Primal Cut tell us how to make their version of the family favourite: perfect for an evening meal together, easy to prepare and very satisfying.
Good simple food.
Ingredients – to serve 6 – you will need
Potatoes, peeled ( approx 1 kg but use up […]

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Slow Food’s Ark of Taste Welcomes 5,000th Passenger

Slow Food’s Ark of Taste Welcomes 5,000th Passenger Honey made by the Gourmantché people in the Tapoa region of Burkina Faso chosen to mark this important milestone

Honey made by the Gourmantché people in the eastern Tapoa region of Burkina Faso is the product Slow Food has chosen as the 5,000th passenger to board its Ark of Taste, the online catalog of forgotten and endangered foods that belong to the local culture, history and tradition of places all over the planet. The […]

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Why Vegans are like gunshop owners – they don’t commit the crimes but they facilitate them

Why Vegans are like gunshop owners – they don’t commit the crimes but they facilitate them

Last week activists from the vegan group ‘Project Calf’ posted a map giving the names and addresses of dairy farms in England and Wales. These days I’m not really surprised by anything I see on the internet, but the callousness and disregard for the safety and wellbeing of these farmers, their families and staff left […]

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Two Veg Gurus Walk into a Pub….

Two Veg Gurus Walk into a Pub....

One came rather a long way. Eliot Coleman grows vegetables in Maine, a state in the northeastern US which borders on Canada. He’s been farming organically and sustainably for over 50 years, he has written several books, he’s an educator, researcher and he’s long since become a veg guru: the man who knows how to […]

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Fire and Fury in California: Climate Change isn’t coming, it’s here

Fire and Fury in California: Climate Change isn’t coming, it’s here

The fire began around 6.30 am on Thursday, November 8th near the Feather River on the tinder dry slopes of the Sierra Nevada mountain range in northern California. 90 minutes later it had spread over five miles southwest and reached the small town of Paradise. Another 12 miles west, as the crow flies, my husband […]

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