Q: What is Slow Food?
A food system that is based on the principles of high quality and taste, environmental sustainability, and social justice – in essence, a food system that is good, clean, and fair.
Slow Food seeks to catalyze a broad cultural shift away from the destructive effects of an industrial food system and fast life; toward the regenerative cultural, ecological, social, and economic benefits of a sustainable food system, regional food traditions, the pleasures of the table, and a slower and more harmonious rhythm of life.
Q: What is biodiversity?
- The number and variety of organisms found within a specified geographic region.
- The variability among living organisms on the earth, including the variability within and between species and within and between ecosystems.
Q: Why does Ecuador have such a high biodiversity?
It is largely due to its tropical location on the equator, the high Andes mountain range and two ocean currents along its coast. Furthermore it is home to the remote Pacific islands of Galapagos, a very special place for evolutionary biology.
Q: What city is Ecuador’s capital?
Although Quito is the country’s capital with the seat of the government – Guayaquil is the largest city and the commercial heart of the country.