Founded in 1989, Slow Food is a global grassroots organization centered around preventing the disappearance of local food cultures and traditions, counteracting the rise of “fast life,” and combating people’s dwindling interest in the food they eat, where it comes from, and how our food choices affect the world around us.
Since it began, 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 India is working to change the food system through a network of volunteer chapters all over the country. Keystone has been active in the Indian Slow Food movement since the inception and is one of three local convivia. Besides taking part in conferences and meetings, Keystone also facilitated the start of a Slow Food restaurant in Ooty, called Place to Bee, through its enterprise Last Forest in 2015. The restaurant gets a major part of its produce via another Keystone-incubated enterprise, producer company Aadhimalai, and aims to spread information about the concept of Slow Food and encourage consumers to become part of the fight for global food sovereignty, security, and quality.