Forks and knives

Last Updated: Saturday 04 July 2015

Your eating habits can bring about a revolution--so believe organizers of Slow Food Nation, an event designed to change the way people eat in the us. Fifty thousand people, including some of the world's leading food authorities, health care experts, farmers and policymakers, are expected to attend the four-day exhibition in San Francisco in the first week of September--already billed the first, and largest, American food show in history. The message: Americans need to fix the food system or destroy their health and the planet.

Slow Food Nation will include lectures, workshops, cooking demonstrations, tastings, films, concerts, hikes, a farmers' market and a "Slow on the Go" food court. Some programmes are free; others require tickets that range in price from us $5 to us $65 to help offset the us $2 million cost.

A highlight will be a food pavilion showcasing various types of American food: chocolate, cheese, bread and honey.

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