06/30/2010 10:23 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Slow Food Movement: The Greener Diet (VIDEO)

The slow food movement sweeping the nation is a throwback to simpler times, when food production was a community affair. Slow foodies advocate home cooking with locally grown ingredients, thus reducing the CO2 impact of shipping foods across the world, supporting local farmers, and knowing your food comes from a place that utilizes ethical business practices and sustainable growing methods.

In this video, KVIE takes a look at the slow food movement, including the new garden in front of San Francisco's City Hall, and the effect the movement has on food banks. Anya Fernald, Executive Director of Slow Food Nation, says of the movement, "The fundamental value is to create a food system that is good, clean, and fair."

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