Food For Change: Slow Meat

How meat can bring change…

In the second half of the 20th century, global meat consumption increased fivefold, from 45 million tons of meat consumed annually in 1950 to currently 250 million tons. According to FAO’s estimates, this consumption amount is destined to double by 2050. These levels of consumption are internationally unsustainable both with regards to the environment and animal welfare. Furthermore, consuming large quantities of meat can also have negative consequences on our health.

Did you know?

How much meat do you eat per week? Do you pay attention to the chosen cuts, to the types of animals, or the exact breed? Where did your meat come from? How aware are you of the meat you are eating? Are you interested in the way animals are raised and fed? How often do you choose vegetable proteins as an alternative?

Slow Meat is the Slow Food International campaign dedicated to awareness of meat production and consumption as well as animal welfare. Our position can be summed up with the motto: eat less meat, of better quality.

Slow Meat and Terra Madre Salone del Gusto

If you are interested in deepening your knowledge on Slow Meat, Terra Madre Salone del Gusto offers:

  • thematic forums, where the delegates of the network will share their experiences – from breeding in Russian farms to Brazilian ones
  • Taste Workshops and Cooking Schools with experiences focused on traditional recipes, natural cured meats, legumes, and many anti-waste ideas
  • An Interactive Path, where thanks to the guidance of experts you will be able to discover and learn more about meat production and consumption.
  • There will be no shortage of school activities, available every day until 1PMSlow Meat Terra Madre Slow Food

Taste Workshops and Cooking Schools are paid and can be purchased online; the other events are free to attend. Click here for list of available events, search “Slow Meat”.

The Slow Meat area, found in the halls of the Lingotto Fiere, is also a Slow Food point! Take the opportunity to get to know us, find more information about our campaigns and leave us your contact information if you would like to stay updated with all the movement’s projects!

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