Zero Hunger

2020 Edition
| Editors: Walter Leal Filho, Anabela Marisa Azul, Luciana Brandli, Pinar Gökçin Özuyar, Tony Wall

Slow Food: History and Activity of a Global Food Movement Toward SDG2

  • Michele F. FontefrancescoEmail author
  • Paolo Corvo
Reference work entry


Slow Food is an international nonprofit organization established in Italy in 1986. It aims at the creation of sustainable and resilient food systems. It promotes the rediscovery of local food and traditional cooking as a viable alternative to fast food and mass-produced food and encourages farmers to grow local varieties of plants and animals. Overall, it offers good and practical examples to reach the SDG of zero hunger aiming at local socio-environmental sustainability.

New Trends in Food Consumption and the Rise of Slow Food

Since the blooming of the so-called Green Revolution in the post-World War II period, the main international mantra about agricultural development has been the one about land productivity (Patel 2013). While the attention to the maximization of production is deeply rooted in a social landscape and a foodscape marked by recurrent food scarcity and famine (Campbell and Overton 1991), over the past decades the discourse evolved echoing a neoliberal...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of Gastronomic SciencesPollenzoItaly

Section editors and affiliations

  • Mohammad Sadegh Allahyari
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Agricultural ManagementRasht Branch, Islamic Azad UniversityRashtIran