Dear Slow Foodies,

Here is our weekly selection of articles:

Over the next few days the European Commission will decide whether to renew or revoke the authorization of the use of glyphosate – a herbicide which has been labeled  as probably carcinogenic to humans by the
International Agency for Research on Cancer and the World Health Organization – across the European countryside.
Civil society pleads the cause of a ban on glyphosate.
We Move Europe has launched a major mobilization campaign
**Stop Glyphosate**with the adhesion of Slow Food among others.
Sign the petition at:

Carlo Petrini wrote an article on the Italian newspaper La Repubblica.
(here in English:

Traces of glyphosate have been found in Germany’s most popular beers.


Loving the Earth is the main theme for Terra Madre Salone del Gusto 2016! From September 22 – 26, in and around some of Turin’s most iconic locations.

Portugal, News 4 Travel:

Moreover, the official visuals of Terra Madre Salone del Gusto 2016 have just been released! Check it out here!


Belgian producers of raw milk cheeses officially launched an Economic Interest Grouping during a press conference on February 25 in Brussels (Belgium). This happens ten months after the “Munnix case”, when one of the last two producers of raw milk Herve, also a Slow Food Presidium, has been ordered by the Federal Agency for the Safety of the Food Chain (FASFC) not to produce or sell any more cheese.
Belgium, LeVif:

 The tenth edition of Slow Food Fair Markt des Guten Geschmacks
(The Forum for Good Taste) will be held March 31 – April 3 in
Stuttgart (Germany).
Germany, Gourmet Report:
Switzerland, Delikatessenschweiz:  

BBC Radio 4 – The Food Programme released on February 28 an episode dedicated to India’s food culture and future.
Dan Saladino, the producer, participated at Indigenous Terra Madre, that was held from November 3 to 7, 2015 in Shillong (Meghalaya, India).
Here is the link to the episode stream:

Bolpress, a press agency based in Bolivia republished Slow Food’s press release sent after the publication of FAO report on the State of the World’s Animal Genetic Resources. 
According to FAO, 17 percent of livestock breeds are at risk
of extinction.
See also the Slow Food Biodiversity Monitor webpage.
Bolivia, Bolpress:

Carlo Petrini went to Paris last month to present his new book
Libérez le goût, (“Food & Freedom” in English) with José Bové, farmer and anti-globalization activist and Serge Latouche, economist and philosopher.
Europe 1 radio service reviews the article that was published by
Reporterre (France). France, Europe1:


Éditions Métailié will publish on March 3 Deux idées de bonheur
(Idea of Happiness), the book that contains a lively conversation between Carlo Petrini and Luis Sepúlveda, chilean writer and defender of rights. France, Livres Hebdo:

FAO has declared 2016 the International Year of PulsesUrsula Hudson, President of Slow Food Germany, comments on the importance of these nutritious seeds for a sustainable future.
Germany, Gourmet Report – News für Feinschmecker:

Furthermore, Slow Food Italy is organizing an event dedicated to pulses from March 4-6, in Naples: Leguminosa

Slow Food Bulgaria spoke on Radio Bulgaria about beans, lentils and the power of these dry grain crops.

Slow Food Istanbul fights for the survival of the 1,500-year-old gardens
an open-air museum of agricultural practices and one of the city’s
last green spaces.
An interview with Defne Koryürek, International Council member for Slow Food Turkey.
USA, Yale Environment 360:

Slow Food International coordinators for Rwanda visited last week the Ankole Cattle Presidium, the food community of fishers of the Lake Kivu and several Slow Food gardens.
Rwanda, Kigali Today:


Slow Food Ark of Taste
The Témiscamingue Raw Milk Cheddar, a new Canadian product catalogued on the Ark of Taste, received wide media coverage.
Canada, ICI Radio-Canada:
Canada, ICI Radio-Canada TV:
Canada, Journal de Montreal:
Canada, Journal Le Reflet Témiscamien:
Canada, La Frontière et Le Citoyen:
Canada, Tourismexpress:
Canada, Le Journal de Québec:

German cheeses in the Ark of Taste.
Germany, LifePR:

An article about two guys from Kazakhstan who participated at the Slow Food Asia Pacific Festival 2015, held in Seoul  (South Korea) last November.
They brought to the event the Almaty Aport Apples, a variety protected by the Slow Food Ark of Taste.
Kazakhstan, The Astana Times:
Netherlands, FreshPlaza:

 An article about Essedra, the Slow Food project focused on Balkans
and co-funded by the European Union.
Turkey, Dünya Gazetesi:

An interview with Georges Schnyder, President of Slow Food Brazil.
Brazil, NEXO:

Slow Food Chefs’ Alliance in Mexico.
Mexico, La Voz de Michoacán:


Slow Food Wien hosted last month ”Kruste&Krume” (Crust&Crumb)
an event dedicated to the culture of bread.
About 5000 visitors visited the bread market and participated in baking workshops and over twenty of Austria’s best bakers gathered in Wien to present their bread and the traditional craft of baking.
Austria, Observer: pdf
Austria, Observer (2): pdf
Austria, Falstaff: pdf

Slow Food Lishe Convivium, based in the Arusha region, presented the Slow Food School Clubs on Saturday, February 13, 2016 at
Faraja Vocational Training Center (Arusha, Tanzania).
Ten schools took part in the event, together with local government
leaders, representatives of Slow Food gardens in Tanzania and community members.
Slow Food School Clubs are spontaneously formed groups of young students who gather together to run Slow Food demonstration gardens in their schools and to discuss and debate different topics concerning food and food production.
Tanzania, Arusha Times: pdf 

Slow Beer: a contest has been organized in Mexico City.
Mexico, Reforma:

A photo-report by a participant of Cheese 2015, that was held from September 18 to 21, 2015 in Bra (Italy).
Norway, Ragna Kronstad:

From the Slow Web: 

Slow Food Foundation for Biodiversity
Yesterday’s Grapes for Today’s Wine –

Slow Europe
Weak Chickens and Resistant Bacteria –

Slow Meat
Intensive Livestock and Dead Zones …
The Tyson Foods Figures –

Slow Fish
The Telltale Cod –


Good to know
Slow Food and Worldcrunch collaborate together: who donates to Slow Food 10,000 Gardens in Africa receives a 8 weeks free subscription to Worldcrunch. Discover more at:
Congo Farming:
Eco-Friendly Fertilizer v.

Overfishing is as big a threat to humanity as it is to our oceans.
UK, The Guardian:

The Slow Food International Press Office Team

Paola Nano, Ester Clementino and Giulia Capaldi