Slow Food International Celebrates the Sixth Edition of Terra Madre Day on its 25th Birthday on December 10 (PR)

Image courtesy Slow Food International

(Image courtesy Slow Food International)

Slow Food International Celebrates the Sixth Edition of Terra Madre Day on its 25th Birthday on December 10

Terra Madre Day is even celebrated in the International Space Station this year

On December 10, 2014, the international Slow Food network celebrates the rich heritage of food diversity from around the world in a series of events including meetings and debates, picnics and dinners, film screenings, farm visits and much more. Held every year since 2009 on Slow Food’s birthday, the day is an important opportunity for all those who believe in the Slow Food philosophy to promote a sustainable alternative food system to their communities and local decision makers. The global movement invites everyone to join in to celebrate local culinary traditions, as well as to educate members of every community on the importance of preserving local food products and sustainable, fair and local alternatives to the industrialized model of our current global food system.

Importantly, this year’s edition coincides with the 25th anniversary of the foundation of the international Slow Food movement, which gives many local Slow Food groups an additional reason to celebrate the day. Slow Food convivia, Terra Madre food communities, chefs, academics, youths, producers and Slow Food enthusiasts are all key organizers of Terra Madre Day, which once again sees people participate in all continents.This year, there will also someone taking part in the event from space: Italian astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti has taken the Terra Madre Day flag and several Slow Food Presidia legumes on her 6 month trip into space to ensure she will be able to connect to her home through local products.

Click here to view all registered events across the world for 2014.

To find out more: www.slowfood.com www.terramadre.org www.slowfood.com/terramadreday

For further information, please contact the Slow Food International Press Office: Paola Nano, p.nano Sharon Aknin Sheets, s.aknin

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