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Slow Food UK[edit]

In case anyone is wondering, or willing to debate my most recent edit, The UK Slow Food foundation was created recently, and here is a link to the Sloweb article about Slow Food UK. This article comes from Google, but the publication date is December, hence the wording of my editing. I'll change my diction on new years eve, I promise!

--Civilcasualty 18:16, 7 December 2006 (UTC)

Judging by this article in The Guardian from February of this year, it was swiftly torn down and rebuilt. The article does include the useful fact that, at least as of February 2009, Slow Food UK had 2,200 subscriptions (at £35 a pop, which means it raised £77,000 assuming that all of the subscriptions were paid and not e.g. promotional or honorary, and furthermore the article doesn't say whether the subscriptions are one-time, annual, monthly, etc, although it strongly implies that they are annual). -Ashley Pomeroy (talk) 12:20, 29 August 2009 (UTC)
I have deleted most of this section, as the contents was 5 years out-of-date.

I will update numbers when I hear back from SF UK.Archolman User talk:Archolman 19:29, 21 February 2013 (UTC)

Slow food vs. Slow Food?[edit]

Fuzzy distinctions here at present between the concept (slow food), the sociocultural movement (slow food movement), and the formal organization (Slow Food). Any suggestions for how to make this clearer? Also, is/are the Slow Food organization(s) formally incorporated? (where?) for profit? as not-for-profit organization(s)? Thanks, DA Sonnenfeld (talk) 10:01, 3 May 2013 (UTC)

Some of the answers to my own questions are contained in Slow Food's most recent, 2011 Financial Statement, which among other things, lays out a formal organizational structure, and provides information on assets, receivables, income, etc. For FY 2011, the income was €1,074,684. The answer to the basic question is on the organization's website: "Slow Food is an international member-supported nonprofit association." As is, this article is much more about this formal, nonprofit association, than about the concept or broader movement... Regards, DA Sonnenfeld (talk) 10:12, 3 May 2013 (UTC)
The practical question is whether the article lead should be revised to reflect this current emphasis on the formal organization/ association. And perhaps there is a need for a separate article, or section of this article, on the concept and movement... Thanks, DA Sonnenfeld (talk) 10:14, 3 May 2013 (UTC)
I'm not sure what you mean. The article to me looks very much like it is entirely about the organisation, membership numbers, locations, goals etc. But I can see the name of the article might be confusing. Maybe it should be renamed "Slow Food (organization)"?
Like you say, an article about "Slow food", the concept, may be possible. Sionk (talk) 11:12, 3 May 2013 (UTC)
Thanks for your reply and comment. Yes, I agree that a revised title, Slow Food (organization), would make the focus of this article much clearer; and that a separate article (e.g. 'Slow food', which currently redirects here) on the broader concept and movement also would be useful. Any other editors following this article have further thoughts and suggestions on this? Thanks, DA Sonnenfeld (talk) 13:29, 3 May 2013 (UTC)
P.S. There seems to be a whole branding thing going on, viz. the related article, Slow Movement, which adds further confusion to the distinctions between the formal (networked?) organization(s) or association(s), and the broader movement. Kind regards, DA Sonnenfeld (talk) 13:34, 3 May 2013 (UTC)
To be honest, I'm struggling to find good sources that talk about slow food (lower case), the concept, as opposed to Slow Food (upper case), the movement. If I could find a handful of sources (independent of Carlo Petrini) to source an article, I'd be bold and rename/create the articles. Slow Food is almost always capitalized and refers to Petrini's organization. There seems a vague acceptance that slow food is the opposite of fast food, but that would be a somewhat flaky excuse for a separate article, in my view. In the meantime I'll keep looking. Sionk (talk) 00:01, 8 May 2013 (UTC)