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Slow Food Actions against Biodiversity Crisis

  • 인문논총
  • 2015, 37(), pp.49-71
  • Publisher : Institute for Human studies, Kyungnam University
  • Research Area : Humanities > Other Humanities
  • Published : June 30, 2015

Jong Duk Kim 1

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ABSTRACT

This paper examines the biodiversity crisis and presents Slow Food actions against the crisis. The principal reasons why we have to focus on Slow Food actions against the crisis are as follows: first, Slow Food pays much attention to sustainability and diversity; second, Slow Food runs the Slow Food Foundation for Biodiversity; third, Slow Food handles the crisis more systematically than any other international NGOs. This paper, in particular, investigates the actual conditions and causes of the worldwide reduction of biodiversity, and then discusses such negative effects of the reduction as the decline in food security and local seed source. In addition, this paper addresses a variety of actions currently conducted by Slow Food to keep biodiversity, including Ark of Taste, Presidia, Earth Market, African Garden and Slow Fish. In conclusion, this paper provides some remarks on the significance and limitation of the actions taken by Slow Food.

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