If Biodiversity is Alive, So is the Planet

Position Paper Synthesis – 2021

(C) Slow Food

To ensure good, clean and fair food for all we need to start from biodiversity and invert a production model that continues to generate environmental and social disasters, undermining the foundations of food security for present and future generations.

For more than 20 years now, Slow Food has worked on the biodiversity that underpins agriculture and food production: plant species and varieties, animal breeds, beneficial insects, microorganisms, ecosystems, knowledge and cultures. It was one of the first organizations to focus attention on domestic biodiversity (of cultivated varieties and farmed species) and the first anywhere to consider processing techniques and processed products (bread, cheese, charcuterie) as an integral part of the biodiversity that needs saving.

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