Carlo Petrini, president and co-founder of the global grassroots organization Slow Food, will be visiting Iceland next week and giving a lecture at at the University of Iceland on Tuesday.
Slow Food was founded in 1989 to prevent the disappearance of local food cultures and traditions, counteract the rise of fast life and combat people’s dwindling interest in the food they eat and where it comes from. The organization emphasizes how our food choices affect the world around us.
Since its beginnings, Slow Food has grown into a global movement of millions of people in more than 160 countries, working to ensure people’s access to good, clean and fair food.
Petrini has travelled the world over to share Slow Food’s message that we as consumers are responsible through our food choices. At the lecture, he will share his philosophy and discuss the progress made by Slow Food in Iceland with regards to sustainable food.
Petrini plans to visit several slow food restaurants and stores in Iceland and meet with local members of Slow Food.
Further information about the lecture is available here.