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Save the world by what you eat

india Updated: Dec 09, 2009 19:55 IST
Naomi Canton
Naomi Canton
Hindustan Times
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The ITC Grand Central, as part of its commitment towards the environment, is celebrating the international Slow Food movement by holding a Terra Madre Day on Thursday, December 10, at its 24-hour coffee shop, Hornby’s Pavilion.

The day will be marked by Chef Dhaval Ajmera cooking up a special platter of organic food that has been locally prepared. Slow Food was founded in 1989 to promote regional food culture and to give a voice to smallscale sustainable farmers, breeders, fishers and artisan producers, and protect them from the homogenisation of industrial food production.

It is grown and harvested with methods that have a positive impact on the environment. It is to celebrate its 20th birthday this year, that Slow Food is holding its first Terra Madre Day. Terra Madre refers to a network of more than 2,000 food communities who believe in sustainable agriculture.

On Thursday, hundreds of gatherings will take place in communities in all corners of the world to highlight the importance and pleasure of eating locally and the right of all people to good, clean food at a fair price.