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Slow Food USA

As of 2011, Slow Food USA has a membership of roughly 25,000 and more than 250,000 supporters. Notable members include Alice Waters, Eric Schlosser, and Michael Pollan. Slow Food USA is the second largest slow food association. The movement has spread throughout the United States with the aid of college organizations. Notably, Swarthmore College, and Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts Atlanta. The student run Good Food Project have been at the forefront of the Slow Food movement in Philadelphia, which is headed by Swarthmore German Professor Hansjakob Werlen.

Slow Food USA currently has 225 chapters. These are locally based organizations that hold events and education outreach programs that benefit their communities while carrying out the message of the slow food and advancing the local environmental movement. The movement also encourages the creation of urban gardens.

In 2008, Slow Food USA planned to host its largest gathering to date at the inaugural Slow Food Nation in San Francisco, founded by Alice Waters.

Beyond the chapters established within the cities in the United States there are a number of Universities that are becoming recognized by Slow Food USA, including the University of Wisconsin at Madison. Slow Food-University of Wisconsin has five projects that are dedicated to the movement's efforts, including a Family Dinner Night, weekly cafe and a Farm to University scheme. From then there have been 46 Slow Food chapters established on campuses of higher education.

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