To share the Slow Meat Campaign
We have collected useful material to help you find out more about the issue and how to promote the Slow Meat campaign.
Video Slow Meat: Eat better, eat less
Eat better, eat less. Slow Meat is an international campaign that brings together diverse people to turn the herd away from the tyranny of cheap meat and toward a food system that is good, clean and fair for all.
Too Much at Steak!
How to choose meat: Less, but good, clean and fair.
We offer you a little guide to help remind you that, each time you shop, your individual choices can help determine a positive change in the global food system. Whether at the market, at home, or at the restaurant or canteen, by following a set of good practices daily, you can really make a difference.
A simple presentation to explain to your network the Slow Meat campaign, the work of Slow Food and the impact of farming on environment, health and animal welfare.
Animal Welfare According to Slow Food
Each year the welfare of millions of animals raised for their meat, milk, and eggs for human consumption is seriously compromised. And the current system poses a great threat to the livelihood of small-scale farmers who cannot keep up with the competition of big producers and the low prices of industrial meat production. To learn more about the Slow Food philosophy on animal welfare, read the Slow Food policy paper.
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On Force-feeding Geese and Ducks
Gavage is the practice of feeding ducks and geese an excessive amount of calories, using instruments to force-feed them, so that fat accumulates in their livers, which swell and change consistency. This practice is indispensable for producing foie gras, a traditional product in France and in other European countries.
In the European Union, gavage is prohibited by law in all 29 countries that ratified the European Convention for the Pro- tection of Farm Animals (Directive 98/58/CE) in 1998, but France, Belgium, Bulgaria, Hungary, and Spain were granted ex- ceptions because, in these countries, gavage is considered a “common practice,” necessary for some traditional products. Slow Food condemns this practice. Here you can find why.
A playful educational path: the chicken as a symbol of the Anthropocene
A playful educational journey to discover the transformations to which humans have subjected chickens for market needs. But also the beauty and variety of native breeds, the menu they would prefer and the spaces they would love if they could choose… Recipes from the world and… the tools the consumer has to choose. To learn more about it, you can download the insights and panels on display at Terra Madre Salone del Gusto 2022 (ITALIAN and ENGLISH), produced with the help of the PPILOW project.