What is Slow Food Beijing?
Slow Food was founded 25 years ago in Italy and now has chapters in 153 countries. Recently resurrected in China, Slow Food Beijing is the youngest chapter and the second Slow Food chapter in China after Shanghai. There are also chapters in Hong Kong and Macao.
Please familiarize yourself with Slow Food Beijing’s philosophy and principles:
Slow Food Beijing is a local convivium (chapter) of the international Slow Food movement that celebrates, protects and promotes food that is good, clean and fair.
Good food is delicious, fresh and seasonal, natural (meaning not overly processed). Slow Food Beijing protects cultural food heritage such as indigenous varieties of plants and animal breeds as well as traditional techniques in food production.
Clean food is grown sustainably without exploiting the land on small to mid-size farms without the use of chemical fertilizers or pesticides, preferably with local seeds in an environmentally responsible
manner that respects animals, the environment and is not harmful to our health.
Building networks to connect producers with consumers
Bringing farmers, chefs and consumers closer together to open market channels and encourage more people to grow, use and consume good, clean and fair products