Slow Food UK campaigns on a number of current issues affecting our food system. We encourage our network to join us in our activities, and support other groups who share our causes.
Slow Food believes that the way meat is produced and consumed in the current system is unsustainable, with detrimental effects on the environment, human health, animal welfare and small-scale farmers.
With fishing, just as with agriculture, Slow Food strongly believes that every individual can contribute in his or her own small way to changing the mechanisms of a globalised food system based on the intensive exploitation of resources.
Slow Cheese and Raw Milk
Since its beginnings more than 20 years ago, Slow Food has been working to defend raw milk.
Raw-milk cheese is more than a wonderful food, it is a deeply embedded expression of our finest traditions. It is both an art and a way of life.
Raw milk is a complete food that has not undergone any treatment like skimming, homogenisation, pasteurisation or ultrafiltration.
Since 2010 Slow Food has been creating a network of gardens to save Africa’s extraordinary biodiversity.
Creating 10,000 good, clean and fair food gardens in African schools and villages means guaranteeing communities have a supply of fresh, healthy food, but also training a network of leaders aware of the value of their land and their culture who can serve as protagonists for change and the continent’s future.
No to GMO
Slow Food is against the commercial planting of genetically modified (GM) crops and works to promote GM-free food and animal feed.
With genetically modified organisms (GMOs) we risk transforming our food into a patented commodity controlled by a few multinationals and stripping farmers and consumers of their rights.
GMOs are unreliable from a scientific point of view, inefficient in economic terms and environmentally unsustainable. Little is known about them from a health perspective and from a technical standpoint they are obsolete. They have severe social impact, threatening traditional food cultures and the livelihoods of small-scale farmers.