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Government’s obesity strategy likely to be thin on impact

The Government has launched its Obesity Strategy, and its aims are laudable.

We are the fattest man, woman and child in Europe. Almost two-thirds of us are overweight or obese, and the number of children in Year 6 throughout the UK who are overweight or obese climbs ever higher with every year.

We live in an obesogenic […]

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Ursula Hudson 1958-2020

Ursula Hudson 1958-2020

Our friend and colleague Ursula Hudson passed away last weekend after a long fight with illness.

In more recent years she was both on the International Executive Committee of Slow Food, and President of Slow Food Germany. Many in the UK will know her from her involvement in Slow Food Sussex and on the board of […]

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Brexit, lies and chlorinated chicken

Brexit, lies and chlorinated chicken

The
end of June marked the moment when the British government moved Britain’s
farmers even closer to the cliff edge that is Brexit. By rejecting to ask the
EU for an extension of the transition period, leaving the EU without any trade
agreement has become far more likely – and that spells disaster for the
livelihood of many British farmers, […]

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Mindful Eating with Balance Holidays

Mindful Eating with Balance Holidays

It has been several weeks since we’ve been confined at home due to
current circumstances. For most of us, we have probably already taken an
internal road-trip of self-discoveries, seeking answers to who we are and
what’s next in terms of life progression. The more we dwell, the easier it
becomes to spiral down a slope made up of […]

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Prosecco DOC Rosé gets green light from Italy’s National Wine Committee.

Prosecco DOC Rosé gets green light from Italy’s National Wine Committee.

We may be locked down, and our restaurants and bars still closed, but we can smile and look forward to more Rose days to come:  On the 20th May,  Italy’s National Wine Committee approved changes to the Prosecco DOC that will allow the making of Prosecco Rosé.

We drink more Prosecco than anyone in the world, […]

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Covid – how cynicism and greed show up the US food system for what it is: broken and deadly

‘Social distancing is our way of life’, joked
a farmer from the US state of Nebraska on Facebook. But what may be true for
farmers certainly doesn’t apply to workers in slaughter facilities and meat
packing plants who work standing shoulder to shoulder. Few have protective
equipment, and with water and steam everywhere, masks would be useless within
minutes. In […]

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Join Slow Food this World Earth Day

Join Slow Food this World Earth Day

School Gardens. Community Cooking. Lectures and Talks. Small Grants Program. Visits and Events. Responding to Consultations.

A handful of the activities Slow Food undertakes to benefit the communities that we live in, fighting for a fair and just food system for everyone.

What better way in our current crisis, to say that you support a better way […]

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You Supported us, We Support you.

You Supported us,  We Support you.

These are unprecedented times in our food system; with consumers wanting to find good food and producers overwhelmed and often unable to trade as they were previously.

If you are a consumer

Google your favourite artisans, many are now selling online and need your custom now more than ever. Most have systems in place for no contact […]

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In Worldwide Lockdowns, Slow Food Acts to Support and Inspire

In Worldwide Lockdowns, Slow Food Acts to Support and Inspire

The current outbreak of the coronavirus #COVID19 has disrupted the lives of almost every country in the world. With Europe currently being an epicentre of the pandemic, many countries are under lockdown, with people confined to their homes, schools, and workplaces closed, and only essential businesses still operating. 

As Slow Food, we want to send out […]

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National Congress marks five years of Slow Food in the UK

National Congress marks five years of Slow Food in the UK

Five years since the birth of Slow Food in the UK, 70 delegates from the
four Nations assembled in London early in 2020.

We were
joined by Paolo di Croce, Secretary General of Slow Food International, and Elisa Demichelis, our representative at Slow Food
International.

A very
stimulating and inspiring day provided a snapshot of where we are now as a
movement, […]

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