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Fast Life, Slow Food | Green Drinks Film Screening

  • Haworth Furniture Jingan Kerry Center | Tower 1 |32F 1515 West Nanjing Road Shanghai (map)

At this Green Drinks special event celebrating the 4th anniversary of their environmental documentary screening series, they screen a set of videos on a topic that is relevant to us all in our fast lives: Slow Food.

The event, in collaboration with the global Slow Food movement, will introduce the Slow Food concept and how we can make it a part of our daily lives. The urban lifestyle in cities today is undeniably fast-paced. We look for speed and convenience in all aspects of our lives: from how we work and how we travel to how we spend and how or what we eat. While this attitude might be the norm, it is by no means healthy in the long run and definitely not the best way to live our lives. The concept of Slow Food emerged two decades ago as a response to mass-produced, chemically flavoured “fast foods” that prioritized quickness in both production and consumption. As people began to desire quality content once again, there was an added emphasis for the food to be sustainably grown and fairly traded. What are the benefits of Slow Food? How can this concept be applied in urban China? How has large-scaled agriculture and mass-produced foods changed how we eat? How can one start to participate in the Slow Food Movement?

This special event will consist of five segments for a comprehensive look into Slow Food.
Theme 1: What is the Slow Food Movement?
Theme 2: Biodiversity in Food Production
Theme 3: Slow Food Security
Theme 4: The Arc of Taste
Theme 5: Slow Food in China

Film screening will be followed by a discussion with Valtero Canepa, Shanghai Coordinator for Slow Food.


Wednesday 16 March 2016 | 18.30 - 21.30

Haworth Furniture
Jingan Kerry Center | Tower 1 |32F
1515 West Nanjing Road

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Limited seats - please register in advance.
¥50 for all registered guests, that includes snacks, beverages and wine. 
¥70 for non-registered guests. 
¥20 for students and interns, with PRIOR REGISTRATION.


Slow Food is a global, grassroots organization, founded in 1989 to prevent the disappearance of local food cultures and traditions, counteract the rise of fast life and combat people’s dwindling interest in the food they eat, where it comes from and how our food choices affect the world around us. Since its beginnings, Slow Food has grown into a global movement involving millions of people in over 160 countries, working to ensure everyone has access to good, clean and fair food. Slow Food believes food is tied to many other aspects of life, including culture, politics, agriculture and the environment. Through our food choices we can collectively influence how food is cultivated, produced and distributed, and as a result bring about great change.

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