The Food is Culture cooking challenge has begun! This European collaboration have challenged cooks in the EU to show the full potential of their cultural diversity, in order to make EU citizens more aware of the importance of our food heritage. We are happy to see that more than 40 cooks from Sweden and Italy accepted the challenge!
Slow Food Europe regrets that the priorities of the new Commission President, whose nomination was approved by the European Parliament on Tuesday evening, are not strict and explicit enough to respond to the climate crisis. Ursula von der Leyen, who is going to lead the Commission from this November, did not suggest any changes in Europe’s agricultural policy, which is one of the key drivers for climate change and biodiversity loss. The European Parliament voted in favor for the nomination of von der Leyen by 383 votes to 327 against.
This report offers an important estimate of progress towards the Zero Hunger Sustainable Development Goal, and according to the report’s data, this goal appears increasingly out of reach. After decades of steady decline, since 2015 the trend in world hunger—as measured by the prevalence of undernourishment—has slowly increased.
Slow Food USA is ready to embark on their annual celebration of Good Clean and Fair food. For three days, starting on the 19th of July with their Leader Summit, Denver will be sending good vibrations all over the United States. This is the food festival for everyone, where tradition meets innovation, where food is the vector and justice the goal.
“The goal is to use the values and strengths of Italian regional cuisines as a model of how local culture can be promoted. China is undergoing tremendous urbanization and we consume foreign products more than ever before. We want to explain that eating locally is both tasty and easy, and healthier both for our bodies and for our country”
James Whetlor may seem like a man on a pretty unusual mission, but the more you hear about it, the more sense it makes.
Originally from the picturesque county of Devon in the southwest of England, he spent 15 years working as a chef in London before returning to his hometown of Axminster to take on some farmland.
Austria’s parliament recently voted to prohibit all use of Glyphosate, an herbicide often referred to as Roundup. The ban is expected to take effect on the 1st of January 2020. While some cities and states of Europe have chosen to autonomously restricts its use, it is our hope that Austria’s full-fledged prohibition will serve as an example for other European governments.