Slow Movement News
The definition of ‘fast food’ according to the Wikipedia is food cooked in build and in advance, kept warm or re-heated to order....
Slow Food in collaboration with the region of Liguria, has just finished celebr4ating the event Slow Fish 2007. It was a great success with 42,000 visitors, a much higher number than expected. ...
ABC Wed Jul 11 07 The Mayor of Maroochy Shire on Queensland's Sunshine Coast, Joe Natoli, says it could be another 12 months before the CSIRO is able to undertake a flood modelling study in the Sunshine Coast region because the research body is under-funded. ...
An influx of treechangers into a rural community can keep population levels steady but it can change the needs and expectations within the community. ...
Community Businesses and Co-ops
Community business are owned and controlled by people in the community, and provide a facility or service that is of benefit to the community. Any profits are used to strengthen the business or provide further services to the community.
Co-operatives come in different forms depending on their aim eg housing co-ops, worker co-ops, marketing co-ops, and food co-ops. They all operate according to the following principles;
- voluntary and open membership
- democratic member control
- member economic participation
- autonomy and independence
- education, training and information
- cooperation among co-operators
- concern for the community.