Slow Food USA asking for food nominations
- Subject: [cg] Slow Food USA asking for food nominations
- From: Alliums email@example.com
- Date: Mon, 05 Jan 2004 10:31:04 -0500
The following is from the President of Slow Food-Philadelphia
Chapter. The international Slow Food organization promotes
biodiversity, sustainable agriculture, taste education, and
support of local artisanal food producers. By nominating a food to
the "Ark," these foods (and the processes that make them)
receive both local and international publicity that can help those who
produce the food make enough money to keep producing that food!
Dorene Pasekoff, Coordinator
St. John's United Church of Christ Organic Community Garden
A mission of
St. John's United Church of Christ, 315 Gay Street, Phoenixville,
From: "Hansjakob Werlen"
As a member of the Ark and Presidia committee, I would like
to ask for help with nominating special products of our area that need
and deserve the support of Slow Food. The following criteria should
be considered when nominating a food to the Ark USA:
* Does the food
provide a unique, pleasurable, high quality gastronomic experience?
* Is the food or
its method of production at risk of extinction?
* Is food
produced or harvested sustainably?
* Is the food
historically, socio-economically, or culturally tied to a specific region
or locality? Is it cultivated or produced according to specific
No product containing genetically modified raw materials and no
transgenic breed or plant will be placed on the Ark USA.
Nominations can be made directly on the Ark website