Food Factory USA - Netflix
Behind each bag of chips, can of beer, candy bar, or loaf of bread, lies a mega-industrial production line that brings each product to the masses. Introducing Food Factory, a mesmerizing peek behind the scenes of the weird and wonderful processes that produce everyone's favorite foods. From raw materials to finished products, Food Factory reveals in awe-inspiring detail how mass-produced favorites are really made. Put on a hardhat and get ready to meet the food on "Food Factory USA"!
Runtime: 30 minutes
Food Factory USA - Slow Food - Netflix
Slow Food is an organization that promotes local food and traditional cooking. It was founded by Carlo Petrini in Italy in 1986 and has since spread worldwide. Promoted as an alternative to fast food, it strives to preserve traditional and regional cuisine and encourages farming of plants, seeds, and livestock characteristic of the local ecosystem. It was the first established part of the broader slow movement. Its goals of sustainable foods and promotion of local small businesses are paralleled by a political agenda directed against globalization of agricultural products.
Food Factory USA - United States - Netflix
In 2008, Slow Food USA hosted its largest gathering to date dubbed Slow Food Nation in San Francisco. The event reconvened in 2017 as Slow Food Nations, the stateside equivalent to Terra Madre Salone del Gusto and was held in Denver, Colorado. The event is scheduled to continue in 2018. As of 2013, Slow Food USA has a membership of roughly 12,000, down from over 30,000 in 2008. In 2011, the organization was forced to make a series of staff layoffs and reductions and had faced a significant reduction in their income from wealthy supporters. This was partly attributed to the economic recession, but also to disagreements within the movement and a loss of several key personalities. Slow Food USA currently has 200 chapters, down from 225 chapters in 2011. These are locally based and governed 501(c)3 non-profit organizations that hold events and education outreach programs that benefit their communities while carrying out the message of the slow food movement and advancing the local environmental movement. The movement also encourages the creation of urban gardens. Beyond the chapters established within the cities in the United States there are a number of Universities that are becoming recognised by Slow Food USA, including the University of Wisconsin at Madison. Slow Food-University of Wisconsin has five projects that are dedicated to the movement's efforts, including a Family Dinner Night, weekly cafe and a Farm to University scheme. From then there have been 46 Slow Food chapters established on campuses of higher education. Notable members include Alice Waters, Eric Schlosser, and Michael Pollan. The Executive Director is Richard McCarthy. In October 2014, the organization formed an initial 15-month partnership with fast-food chain Chipotle Mexican Grill, which saw the company funding $500,000 toward Slow Food USA's National School Garden Program. 100 school gardens in different cities across the US would be funded in an effort to teach kids where food comes from and how food is grown.
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