Slow Food sees food as a driving force for change and brings together spheres that are usually kept separate: biodiversity protection, environmental sustainability, attention towards local communities and their traditions and culture, economic liberation for food producers...
Projects are managed by local leaders, planned together with the communities and based on the involvement of the producers but also cooks, teachers, students and consumers in general.
The projects also have a strong symbolic value, which goes beyond the financial benefits they bring. Their main objective, in fact, is to restore pride and dignity to the local communities and their work.
This specific development model has been studied by a team of researchers and lecturers from the University of Turin, who analyzed and described its unique features.
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