About Us

Slow Food is a global movement of local groups and activists united by the common goal of ensuring everyone has access to good, clean and fair food. Founded in Italy in 1986, we are now active in more than 160 countries.


Our vision

We envision a world where everyone can eat food that is good for them, good for the people who grow it and good for the planet.

Our mission

We cultivate a worldwide network of local communities and activists who defend cultural and biological diversity, promote food education and influence policies in public and private sectors.

Our values


We stand for delicious, healthy and culturally-appropriate food as a right for everyone.


We support local and resilient food systems which regenerate the Earth’s precious resources rather than depleting them.


We create economies based on solidarity and cooperation that empower all food workers and consumers.

Our History

Slow Food started in Italy in March 1986, when the opening of a fast food restaurant near Rome’s Spanish Steps sparked widespread protest. Through its ever-growing network of grassroots activists, the Slow Food movement spread around the world, establishing itself in more than 160 countries.

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Our Global Structure

Slow Food is a global grassroots movement, and the Slow Food Foundation is the coordinating legal entity.

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