Slow Food Italy (Bra, Piedmont Region) is the national association of the Slow Food Movement in Italy, of which it is founder. Slow Food Italy was born in 1986 in the city of Bra (Piedmont region) under the original denomination of ArciGola cultural association. Slow Food Italy is formed by 287 active convivia which operate especially in the field of nutrition, for the defense of basic rights and environmental protection, placing the centrality of food as an essential element of equitable and sustainable development, so that everyone can get pleasure from food. Slow Food Italy is committed to support the Slow Food movement activities through the "Slow Food Foundation for Biodiversity", the" Terra Madre Foundation" and the" University of Gastronomic Sciences".
Publication of the first edition of the "Osterie d'Italia Guide".
The critical turning point relates to the early taste courses that Slow Food launched in 1990 in the north of Italy oriented to engage both consumers and producers in educative (and pleasant) food activities.
Celebration of the first edition of Slow Food´s “Salone del Gusto”, which was organized by Slow Food Italy in November 1996
Creation of the Slow Food Foundation for Biodiversity in 2003, which was set up to be the operational body for the coordination and fundraising of Slow Food’s projects, concretely those aimed to protect food biodiversity at global scale.
Slow Food Italy launched the Terra Madre network of food communities in 2004 which gathered around 5,000 small-scale producers from 130 countries aiming to share their experiences and discuss the future of food system
Celebration of the congress of Slow Food Italy and election of the new board of Slow Food Italy, which implied the renovation of the board of Slow Food Italy and the election of a new president (between two candidates).
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