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Slow Food: We Are What We Eat - FYS
Slow Food is an international movement that began in Italy in 1986, emphasizing Good, Clean, and Fair food. In this course, we will discuss the history, philosophy, and influence of the Slow Food movement worldwide while examining the problems with the modern agricultural machine both in a local and in a global context. Topics of discussion will include the importance of local and seasonal produce, the inherent connections between plate and planet, the water footprint of food, labeling of GMOs (Genetically Modified Organisms), biodiversity, and the ethics of meat production and consumption.
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Slow Food by
Publication Date: 2003-05-14
Carlo Petrini, founder of the movement, here offers to our readership a consideration of Slow Food, its origins, history, and principles.
Petrini, Carlo. Slow Food : The Case for Taste. New York, NY, USA: Columbia University Press, 2003. ProQuest ebrary. Web. 7 February 2016.
Copyright © 2003. Columbia University Press. All rights reserved.
Publication Date: 2008-07-01
a survival guide to customs and etiquette
Slow Food Nation: Why Our Food Should Be Good, Clean, and Fair by
Publication Date: 2005
In Slow Food Nation, Carlo Petrini describes a plan for how we can take back control of our food. The central three principles are these: Food must be good (healthful and delicious), it must be clean (produced sustainably in ways that are sensitive to the environment), and it must be fair (produced with respect for social justice).
Subject Headings/Keyword Concepts
Slow Food Movement
Ark of Taste
Università delle Scienze Gastronomiche
Slow Food Presidia
Slow Food Convivia
Subjects: Classical Studies
, Classical Studies - Greek
, Classical Studies - Latin
, Gender Studies
, Languages (Modern)
, Multicultural Studies
, Peace Studies
, Social Work
, Women's Studies