Part 6: Carlo Petrini, in this final installment, argues for economic respect and fairness to the small farmers of the world. Economy and ecology, he reminds us, share the same roots, and that it is local economies that will save our society. His simple motto, “good, clean and fair summarizes his philosophy about food and agriculture. It’s the global economy that threatens to destroy it.
For those who may think of Slow Food as being an organization striving to promote better economic and environmental conditions for farmers, and to increase awareness about the food we eat— this is only a part of Petrini’s message.
The ideas laid out by this founding visionary are ultimately a trumpet call for an entirely new world order. A society— from the ground up— where food and the local food system are properly revered.