Slow Food Youth Network
The Slow Food Youth Network (SFYN) is a worldwide network of young people creating a better future through food.
It unites groups of young food enthusiasts, chefs, activists, students and food producers who participate in public debate about current issues and introduce young people to the world of gastronomy.
Through their unique events and activities, SFYN groups raise awareness about important food issues such as how to feed the world, food waste and sustainable food production, stimulating positive action.
SFYN’s trademark event – the Disco Soup – combines cooking a giant soup from vegetables destined for the dump with music and socializing, and makes a bold statement about food waste. The Food Film Festival Amsterdam, an annual three-day festival looks at food from all angles, presenting documentaries and feature films as well as debates and workshops. Throughout the year, SFYN events are held across the world, from markets and conferences to festivals.
Students from the University of Gastronomic Sciences (see more about it here [link to page UNISG Pollenzo] and other universities together with young farmers, fishers, artisans, chefs and activists launched the SFYN in 2007. Today the network is represented in many countries – from South Korea to France, the USA and Mexico.
Slow Food membership is discounted for people under 30 years of age.
Read more: https://slowfoodyouthnetwork.org/homepage/
„We are the movement for the next generation of leaders who seek to live in a world where food is truly good, clean and fair for all.
Our work covers a variety of topics, including issues like food waste, climate change, policy, and social injustice. We address each issue with concrete ideas to do better by each other and our Earth. Whether it be in an educational setting, a festival, protest, or potluck, we find ways to learn from each other and to celebrate food that promotes dignified labor and sustainable production, and honor its cultural significance. We invite you to join us in this fight, as we build future food leaders and create a food system based on justice and joy.“
Slow Food Youth Iceland (Cornel Popa): [email protected]