Revolutionizing our food for the global goodEveryone deserves to eat good, clean and fair food, but millions of people are struggling to secure it. Governments and corporations have polluted our food systems, compromising our health—and the health of the planet—in their pursuit of profit. Advocacy is a strong tool we have to shape a world that works for everyone, and to ensure that everyone can access food that is good for them, good for the people that grow it and good for the planet. Slow Food advocates for better food and farming policies to bring about significant social and environmental change. Building better food systems cannot be done alone, and so we engage the public and private sectors to find solutions for a cleaner, fairer future and forge alliances with others to counteract the impact of the industrial food system.
Our GoalsInfluence public institutions and the private business sector at every level in order to create policies and models that support fair and regenerative systems of production, distribution, marketing, consumption, and management of food loss;Inform, involve, and mobilize individuals and communities to become advocates for the necessary transition to fair and sustainable policies;Create alliances with others who are fighting for similar goals.
What We Do
International AdvocacySlow Food campaigns on a range of food-related topics, including animal farming & animal products consumption, biodiversity, climate change, corporate capture and right to food. Learn more
European AdvocacySlow Food operates an advocacy office in Brussels, Belgium, at the political heart of European Union. Here we raise awareness, mobilize individuals, and put pressure on politicians, advocating for them to change our food and farming poilcies so that they work for everyone. Learn more
Urban Food PoliciesCities are at the forefront of one of the most critical challenges of our time, and with the world’s urban population projected to reach 66% by 2050, sustainable urban food policies have become increasingly crucial. Learn more
Empower Our Global NetworkWe actively support our network through a range of capacity-building activities and advocacy tools which are designed to be adapted across different countries and cultures. Browse advocacy initiatives
Participate and Follow Political Fora and EventsBy having a seat at the table, we ensure that politicians and decision-makers hear our campaign demands and recognize that Slow Food offers the solutions to a sustainable food system. Click below to see the latest event we attended (IFAD’s Farmers Forum) and commented (COP28, UN Food System Summit). See latest
What You Can Do
The scale of today’s challenges can seem overwhelming to us as individuals. But by working together we can make a difference. By joining our global movement, staying informed, and advocating for better food systems, you add your voice to our collective call for change.
Join Our MovementPolitical action requires public awareness, and concerted calls for change across the international community. Our movement can draw on more than 1 million individuals throughout 160 countries to support policy solutions to the proble ms pervasive in the global food system. Find your local group
Stay InformedKnowledge is the most powerful tool we have to instigate real change. Our newsletter deep dives into the issues that shape our food systems—from the nuances of animal welfare to the intricacies of food waste—in the European Union. By staying informed, you become part of a global community calling for responsible, equitable and informed decisions in our food policies. Get our EU advocacy newsletter
Support Our CampaignsBy supporting our campaigns, you directly contribute to our collective efforts to influence policy in both the public and private sectors. Our campaigns highlight critical issues, represent those without platforms, and offer actionable steps for every individual to take. Stand with Slow Food, and we’ll ensure that our message resonates loud and clear, far and wide. Discover more
Activities From The Network
GMOs and PesticidesSlow Food advocates globally for policies that support chemical-free agroecological food systems. Our movement has shown that another system is possible. We therefore collectively call on people in power to support food producers in adopting nature-friendly agricultural practices which reject the use of synthetic pesticides and GMOs. Learn more
Food SovereigntySlow Food draws on the experience of a global network in the fight to secure food sovereignty. From local initiatives, such as establishing community seed banks to safeguard the survival of their agricultural genetic heritage, to international campaigns that push pressure on decision-makers, we are engaged in an array of international projects to take back our food systems and make them work for everyone. Learn more
Ocean and Land GrabbingSlow Food is a proud member of the International Land Coalition and part of the “” campaign. We engage and mobilize citizens, communities, organizations and media to prevent land grabbing and protect the land rights of Indigenous Peoples, pastoralists and other local communities. Several Slow Food activists also support local communities by raising awareness about their rights to access and use local natural resources and informing them about how to stand against current and potential land-grabbing initiatives. Learn more