In the 1980’s, industry forced people to eat faster and faster. As a result, fast food restaurants spread all over the world. Fast food is easy to eat, but it’s also very caloric and contains a lot of sodium and fat, whereas it’s poor in nutrients and fibers. It’s connected with the industrialized living that spread from the USA to the rest of the world.
As a reaction to the fast food lifestyle, the slow food movement started in Italy in the same decade. It’s goal is to promote traditional foods, start seed banks and preserve traditional culture. This movement values the local cuisine around the world to help people recover the pleasure of eating, cooking and living a more organic life.
At our book World English Intro Unit 9 you’ll learn more about the Slow Food Movement. You can also access http://www.slowfood.com/ and https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slow_Food to expand your Slow Food culture!