Slow Meat 2014
This past weekend, Slow Meat 2014 took place at the Auraria Higher Education Center right here in Denver! It was a 3-day symposium that brought together 100 stakeholders from across the USA to share expertise in facilitated discussions and planning. The goal was to produce a menu of practical action for Slow Food communities across the USA to deploy, measure, refine and report back to a larger national community of advocates who seek change in our food system. The 3-day event included a public lecture by Allan Savory, a full bison fabrication, tasting stations featuring food prepared by local and national chefs, locally made cocktails and beverages as well as a family style dinner enjoyed by all.
The purpose of Slow Meat, a project of Slow Food USA, was to bring people together from all walks of life to consider our food system’s successes and failures in delivering good, clean and fair meat in an age of industrialized food. As groundbreaking as this event was, it was only the beginning to year of shared learning and action that will result in an even larger Slow Meat conference June of 2015.