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Growing a Social Movement to Change the Food System
Lecture with Erika Lesser, Executive Director of Slow Food USA

When Slow Food was founded in 1989, the movement quickly got a reputation for representing long lunches, abundant wine, and a utopian view of gastronomy. However, over the past 20 years, the organization has grown dramatically in both size and scope. Its network of supporters now includes over 100,000 consumers, farmers, activists, students, researchers, and more, active in 132 countries. The organization’s mission is to work for a world in which all people can eat food that is good—for them, for the people who grow it, and for the planet. Learn what Slow Food is doing in the U.S. and around the world to move us toward a food system that is good, clean and fair—and to a society in which food is both a universal right and a pleasure.
Tuesday, October 6, 2009