Slow Food is a non-profit, eco-gastronomic member-supported organization that was founded in 1989 to counteract fast food and fast life, the disappearance of local food traditions. Somany people in so many places no longer take the time to know about, prepare, or truly enjoy the food they eat. Having lived in Italy for some time, I got to experience first hand what it means to have a meal. Check out slow food for yourself. There are chapters worldwide.