Edward Mukiibi: “Slow Food has become much more political” – style

Edward “Edie” Mukiibi is sitting in the lobby of a hotel at Berlin Central Station. For the past six months, the 36-year-old has been the new President of Slow Food, the organization that promotes good regional food, sustainable agriculture and fair trade in 160 countries. The African traveled from Uganda to Berlin for the “Green Week”, but not to take part in the trade fair, but to take part in a demonstration for sustainable agriculture. In the interview, Mukiibi combines self-confidence with polite restraint. And he makes it clear that the times when the Italian Slow Food founder and father Carlo Petrini organized protests against McDonald’s in Rome are finally history. Mukiibi makes Slow Food even more international. His focus is distributive justice between the northern and southern hemispheres.

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