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Slow Food - Cloze

Juanjo Rubio
Activity set by Juanjo Rubio

First, do these activities: verbs and other. Listen to the MP3s from recording if necessary: MP3 slow (slow) or MP3 fast (fast). Fill in all the gaps with the missing words, then press "Check" to check your answers. Use the "Hint" button to get a free letter if an answer is giving you trouble. Click this button again for another letter. You can also click on "[?]" for a different hint. Note that you will lose points if you ask for hints or clues! Then, do the Cloze. Finally, do the Quiz.

Primero, haz las actividades de vocabulario. Luego escucha la grabación si es necesario. Rellena los espacios en blanco con las palabras que faltan. Haz click en "Check" para comprobar tus aciertos. Si te resulta difícil la respuesta utiliza el botón "Hint" y te revelará una letra de la casilla en la que te encuentres, puedes clickear varias veces en "Hint" y te dará cada vez una letra más de la palabra. Para obtener ayuda también puedes clickear en el botón "[?]" y te dará una pista. Perderás puntos con las pistas. Luego haz el Cloze y el Quiz.


Listen:
Slow:     Fast:
                       
   artisans      awareness      broader      chapters      concerns      drawbacks      fair      feast      flavorful      forerunner      funding      head      heirloom      leading      lore      marketplaces      reliance      seeds      slaughtering      spawned      strives      sustainable      within   
Slow Food is an international movement founded by Carlo Petrini in 1986. Promoted as an alternative to fast food, it to preserve traditional and regional cuisine and encourages farming of plants, and livestock characteristic of the local ecosystem. It was the first established part of the “Slow” movement. The movement has since expanded globally to over 100,000 members in 150 countries. Its goals of foods and promotion of local small businesses are paralleled by a political agenda directed against globalization of agricultural products. Slow Food began in Italy with the founding of its organization, Arcigola, in 1986 to resist the opening of a McDonald's near the Spanish Steps in Rome. In 1989, the founding Manifesto of the international Slow Food movement was signed in Paris, France by delegates from 15 countries. This was done not only in part to protest against the restaurant chain but to primarily protest against big international business interests.
The Slow Food organization by the movement has expanded to include over 100,000 members with in over 150 countries. A total of 800 chapters exist; 360 in Italy composed of 35,000 members as well as 450 other regional chapters around the world. The organizational structure is decentralized. Each chapter has a leader who is responsible for promoting local , local farmers and local flavors through regional events such as Taste Workshops, wine tastings, and farmers' markets.
Offices have been opened in Switzerland (1995), Germany (1998), New York City (2000), France (2003), Japan (2005) and most recently in the United Kingdom and Chile. The offices are located in Bra, near the famous city of Turin in northern Italy. Numerous publications are put out by the organization in several languages such as The Snail, the quarterly choice in the US. Recent efforts at publicity include the world's largest food and wine fair, the Genoan fish festival called SlowFish, and Turin's Terra Madre ("Mother Earth") world meeting of food communities.
In 2004, Slow Food opened a University of Gastronomic Sciences at Pollenzo, in Piedmont, and Colorno, in Emilia-Romagna, Italy. Carlo Petrini and Massimo Montanari are the figures in the creation of the University, whose goal is to promote of good food and nutrition.
The Slow Food movement incorporates a series of objectives its mission, including:
· forming and sustaining seed banks to preserve varieties in cooperation with local food systems
· preserving and promoting local and traditional food products, along with their and preparation
· organizing small-scale processing (including facilities for and short run products)
· organizing celebrations of local cuisine within regions (for example, the of Fields held in some cities in Canada)
· promoting "taste education"
· educating consumers about the risks of fast food
· educating citizens about the of commercial agribusiness and factory farms
· educating citizens about the risks of monoculture and on too few genomes or varieties
· lobbying for the inclusion of organic farming within agricultural policy
· lobbying against government of genetic engineering
· lobbying against the use of pesticides
· teaching gardening skills to students and prisoners
· encouraging ethical buying in local
Founder and President Carlo Petrini, believes "everyone has the right to good, clean and food." Good, meaning a high quality product with a taste, clean meaning the naturalness in the way the product was produced and transported and fair, meaning adequate pricing and treatment for both the consumers and producers.