Client Article: Slow Food at SRU
SEA client Noviko Crawford from Brown Shuggas LLC was recently featured on an episode of SRU’s The Soul Food Initiative. What is The Soul Food Initiative? Well, keep reading to find out.
The Slow Food movement is an international organization that promotes the consumption of local, seasonal, and sustainably-produced food. It was founded in Italy in 1986 in response to the rise of fast food and the industrialization of food production.
The movement emphasizes the importance of preserving traditional culinary knowledge and promoting food biodiversity. Slow food supporters believe that food should be enjoyed for its taste, nutrition, and social value, rather than just for its convenience or low cost.
The movement has since spread globally and now has over 100,000 members in more than 150 countries. Its initiatives, include promoting farmers markets, supporting small-scale agriculture, and advocating for food policies that prioritize health, environmental sustainability, and social justice.
The Soul Food Initiative is SRU's take on Slow Food.
At Slippery Rock University, students, professors, and guests collaborate to share the culture and stories behind great-tasting food.
Each episode is filmed by a production crew of communications students in the kitchen of SRU's Macoskey Center for Sustainability Education and Research.
Professors Fadoua Loudiy and Franklyn Charles participate in and help facilitate the cooking show.
The like concepts of slow food and soul food help to raise appreciation for food and to highlight its importance in our everyday lives.
Check out the full episode HERE!