Slow Food Movement vs. Fast Food Society

The modern world makes us face a great amount of different tasks and deal with them all at once. There is no time to sit down and relax or to think another moment or two, or even spend some extra time on eating. That’s why the industry of fast food is so popular in the nowadays society. Like a giant spider, it spreads its McDonald’s, KFS and Sbarro legs all over the world making us forget about healthy and naturally tasting food. However, a couple of decades ago a public movement has appeared which fights for returning the fashion on healthy products.

This movement is called Slow Food and was organized in 1989 in Italy by an Italian journalist Carlo Petrini. Originally it was supported by fifteen countries but now about 150 states promote Slow Food movement. It has its own manifesto which establishes concrete goals of this organization. Among them, for instance, is promoting the use of high quality products, explaining the damage caused by fast food, encouraging farming on the local and international levels, preserving the traditions and uniqueness of national cuisine and anti-standardization of taste.