No walls to taste and explore a world of good, clean and fair food for all
Slow Food Nations is an international event organized by Slow Food USA, with the support of Slow Food International. It will take place in Denver (Colorado) from July 14-16, 2017, and will host delegations from all over the world coming from Australia, Canada, Caiman Islands, Colombia, Cuba, Fiji, Germany, Kenya, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Switzerland, the US and Vanuatu.
This significant and important event will also see the participation of the president and founder of Slow Food International, Carlo Petrini, and Slow Food International vice-president Alice Waters, who also represents the United States within the organization. Special guests will include musician Jack Johnson, who lined up his 2017 summer tour to coincide with Slow Food Nations and has supported the attendance of delegates from Hawaii, and New York Times national food correspondent Kim Severson, who will act as host and Master of Ceremonies and will give the opening address.
“The people who will gather at Slow Food Nations will show us that an alternative and more sustainable food system is possible,” said Petrini. “We must stick together, forge alliances and work in partnership toward a common goal, pooling our efforts together. We have just one planet to live on and we all share a common destiny.”
Among delegates there will be indigenous people from the Indigenous Terra Madre Network coming from Africa and Oceania, producers of Slow Food international Presidia, as well as national Presidia such as Navajo Churro Sheep (Arizona), Gravenstein Apple (California) and Makah Ozette Potato (Washington).
Slow Food Nations will host a Farmers Market of Colorado producers, a Taste Marketplace with national and international exhibitors, an Ark of Taste demonstration area, and free activities aimed at kids and adults as well. In addition, events, discussions, workshops, talks and panels on topics like food justice, and agricultural policies. And then live music, culinary demonstrations, guest appearances, tastings, and other entertainment.
Inspired by Slow Food International’s biennial Terra Madre gathering in Turin, Italy, Slow Food Nations will combine the energy of a street food festival, rigor of an academic conference, and inspiration of a cultural exchange.
For further information, please contact:
Slow Food International Press Office
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Slow Food Nations
Emily Smith, +1 3039034970, [email protected]
Slow Food is a global grassroots organization that envisions a world in which all people can access and enjoy food that is good for them, good for those who grow it and good for the planet. Slow Food involves over a million activists, chefs, experts, youth, farmers, fishers and academics in over 160 countries. Among them, a network of around 100,000 Slow Food members are linked to 1,500 local chapters worldwide, contributing through their membership fee, as well as the events and campaigns they organize. As part of the network, more than 2,400 Terra Madre food communities practice small-scale and sustainable production of quality food around the world.