For many people sustainability starts with food. Everyone eats, and our connection to food is a direct connection to our environment. The slow food movement works to reconnect people to the food they eat. Local food, and local food traditions are central to reclaiming our relationship with nature.
Featured this week on slow food news, Food Down the Road is an excellent example of a group of people reconnecting their community to food. Based in Kingston (Ontario, Canada), a group of farmers and eaters thought people should know more about their local food. Their website provides a wealth of local information for those with a itch to think about local food. My favorite is the seasonal food chart which gives a clear idea what you should really find in your local market at any time of year (if you live around Ontario).
"Slow Food is a non-profit, eco-gastronomic member-supported organization that was founded in 1989 to counteract fast food and fast life, the disappearance of local food traditions and people’s dwindling interest in the food they eat, where it comes from, how it tastes and how our food choices affect the rest of the world."
Eating slow and local is likely one of the simplest and most life changing acts that can lead to a sustainable future.
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