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Slow Food Movement
The antidote to "fast food"

The term Slow Food was coined in response to "fast food." The goal of the movement is to assist nations and cultures to preserve their cultural cuisine, associated food plants, seeds, domestic animals, and farming practices. It is a reaction to the forces of globalization which are making most communities completely dependent on food suppliers thousands of miles away on average.

The Slow Food movement was begun by Carlo Petrini in Italy and has quickly expanded to fifty countries and over 100,000 members. Some refer humorously to the Slow Food faction as the "culinary wing" of the anti-globalization movement.

The movement announced the opening of a new University of Gastronomic Sciences at Pollenzo, in Piedmont, Italy in 2004. Carlo Petrini and Massimo Montanari are the leading figures in the creation of the University, whose goal is to promote awareness of good food and proper nutrition.

The Future of Food
An in-depth exploration of the controversy over genetically modified foods.

The Future of Food provides an excellent overview of the key questions raised by consumers as they become aware of GM foods... [The film] draws questions to critical attention about food production that need more public debate.

The Future of Food

This documentary can also be rented through Netflix.

Spinning Composter


Whether they're rooftop dwellers or nestled under a bedroom balcony, your Roma tomatoes and burrito-bound jalapenos will thrive with healthy compost. (less scraps for the landfill, too.) Our urban-savvy Spinning Composter is made of 50% post-consumer recycled plastic and it produces up to 85 pounds of odorless, fertile compost in about a month. Removable base collects water drippings — a nutritious byproduct. Eight built-in rollers spin to mix in oxygen and speed decomposition. Secure latching door is hinged for filling, detaches for emptying. Arrives assembled. 31"H x 26"L x 21"W. 7 cu. ft. 14 lbs. USA.

All natural, microbial based Compost Activator (sold separately) speeds up decomposition. For initial application apply 1 pound of compost activator per 2 cubic yards of organic matter to pile. Mix in by turning and water thoroughly. Re-apply at the rate of 1/4 to 1/2 pound per 2 cubic yards of material 2-3 times per year. USA.

For more info on the Spinning Composter

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