From: Icicle Networks
Published September 22, 2004 12:00 AM

Know Your Food

Fast food is such an integral part of our culture that rarely do we take a step back and remember (let alone insist) that there are alternatives.


That's what Carlo Petrini did when, in 1986, he protested the opening of a McDonald's at the base of the Spanish Steps in Rome's Piazza di Spagna.


Less than a decade later, the Slow Food movement boasts more than 80,000 member in 100 countries.


Is Slow Food just a flash in the french fry pan of America's fast food culture? Can Slow Food offer practical and viable alternatives to Big Macs and a chicken nuggets? Is it a mass movement in the making, or merely a passing food fad for the culinary elite?


Dig in this week with host host Jerry Kay, publisher of the Environmental News Network, as we take an international culinary adventure into the heart and soul of food.


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This week's featured guests include Giulio Colomba, vice president of Slow Food International; Michael Dimock, chairman of Slow Food USA; and Julie Shaffer with the Atlanta chapter of Slow Food.


The Beyond Organic show broadcasts every Wednesday at 10 a.m. (PST). For more information and to tune in, visit Beyond Organic. You can also listen at Icicle Networks and Wisdom Media.


Source: Icicle Networks


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