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Save our Forgotten Foods, win a table at NOMA and become a Slow Food member

Save our Forgotten Foods, win a table at NOMA and become a Slow Food member

The way our food is produced and consumed threatens our edible biodiversity and the livelihood of small-scale farmers. “Many traditional foods and breeds in Britain have become endangered because they do not fit into the modern industrial food system”, says Forgotten Foods producer George Steriopulos. The Manx Loagthan, the rare sheep he breeds on the Isle of Man, came close to extinction in several occasions.

“Many farmers were forced to switch to quicker-growing types due to rising demand for meat. This not only means that the edible biodiversity in Britain is at risk, but also has consequences for the livelihood of small-scale farmers and hence local economies in rural communities.”, Steriopoulos added.

We at Slow Food UK will not stand by and idly watch this happen. Following our motto ‘Eat it or lose it’ we launched the Forgotten Foods programme to preserve our unique food heritage. We are determined to save many more foods worth preserving and continue our work to support Britain’s rural economy. For this, we need your support! We are running a campaign to raise funds for this programme. Be the change you want to see in the food system and make a real contribution to British small farmers and biodiversity by donating now.

As a thank you for your contribution, if you are not already a member you will get a free six-months membership of Slow Food UK upon a suggested minimum donation of £5. You will also be included in a prize draw to win a table for two at NOMA, Copenhagen, where René Redzepi champions local artisan food, accompanied by a food tour around the city by renowned writer and Slow Food Copenhagen leader Katrine Klinken.

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  1. Carolyn Edwards

    I absolutely support your “eat it or loose it” motto. I had slow cooked Southdown sheep mutton for dinner last night. It was so tasty. I’ve enjoyed your blog and website. I’ll be checking back. Thank you,

    Nov 28, 2012 @ 12:09 pm



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