Does Slow Food have to be (certified) organic food?

No. Slow Food is food that’s good for us, good for our environment and good for the people who grow, pick and prepare it. In other words, food that is good, clean and fair. And often, there is a trade off between these things.

Not all certified organic farms have practices we can stand behind. And there are plenty of small farmers producing food that is good, clean and fair but lacks the organic certification. At Slow Food, we support organic food production that is grown in ways that is good for the environment and the famers and farm workers who grow and pick it. But we could not support organic food at the expense of the people and land behind it.

The best thing you can do as a consumer is to learn about the story behind your food, and eat in accordance with what is important to you.