Let’s Save the Soil!

Slow Food and Legambiente, along with over 300 organizations united in the “People 4 Soil” network, launch a petition in defense of the soil at Terra Madre.

Let’s Save the Soil!

We’ll be launching an important challenge on September 22 at Terra Madre: collecting a million signatures from around Europe in defense of the soil.

Polizzi Badda Beans and Stichelton Hosted in Brussels

Wednesday June 29 was a special day for two producers of European Slow Food Presidia who were hosted in Brussels by the European Commission’s Environment Directorate-General at a Lunchtime Conference. These lunch-hour events are opportunities for debates and exchanges of ideas with European officials.

Biodiversity—in Italy it’s now law!

Italia now has a law protecting and valorizing agrarian and food biodiversity. The bill introduced by the PD (Democratic Party) MP Susanna Cenni will officially enter into force today after being passed unanimously by the Chamber of Deputies in December 2014 and by the Senate in October 2015. Slow Food, engaged on the ground with its Presidia, Ark of Taste and Earth Markets and involved in the drafting of the bill right from the earliest debates and meetings, hopes that the new law will be a first step towards an increasingly concrete and urgent commitment and that it will serve as a model for other European countries too.

People 4 Soil

Slow Food joined “People 4 Soil”, a free and open network of European NGOs, research institutes, farmers associations and environmental groups. It is a network of actors worried about the increasing degradation of soils both in the EU and at global level: erosion, sealing, loss of organic matter, compaction, salinisation, landslides and contamination have negative impacts on human health, food security, natural ecosystems, biodiversity and climate, as well as on our economy.