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Slow Food Congress Won’t Come to Louisville

The Slow Food International organization will not hold its quadrennial meeting in Louisville, though the city was considered a potential host.

Slow Food has decided to fold its International Congress into the similar Terra Madre event next year.  Slow Food had been considering Louisville as a host city, but because of financial reasons they have decided to host both events in Turin, Italy at the same time. Local chef and Slow Food Regional Governor Mark Williams says Louisville scored high marks with the council making the decision, but the decision to combine the events was purely financial.

Terra Madre is an international food network in 150 countries with a goal of global sustainability in food. The organizations come together every two years for a slow food colloquium.

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Slow Food International Postpones Decision

Slow Food International is still considering Louisville as a host city for its international congress, however, the group has postponed their decision until the next board meeting in June.

The organization works for environmentally responsible agricultural practices with a commitment to serving healthy, local food in communities. The name Slow Food comes from the group’s intent to fight the rise of fast food restaurants and its impacts on communities and the environment.

This would be the first time the event has been held in the US and only the second time it has been held outside of Europe. The International Congress has been held every four years since 1990; it’s first meeting was held in Venice.

The organization is also considering New York, Washington DC and New Orleans.