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posted by Andres Beiger on July 17th, 2009 at 11:20 AM

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Slow Food Toronto Summer Solstice Street Festival | Non-Profit Food Advocacy | Environmental Responsibility | Fair Trade |
 
 
 
Slow Food is good, clean and fair food. We believe that the food we eat should taste good; that it should be produced in a clean way that does not harm the environment, animal welfare or our health; and that food producers should receive fair compensation for their work. 
 

Slow Food Toronto Summer Solstice Street Festival: Foodies of the World Unite!

HOT recently helped out some friends at Slow Food, helping to promote their Summer Solstice Street Festival here in Toronto.
 
   Slow Food is an international, non-profit food advocacy organization whose mission is as follows:
         
Slow Food is goodclean and fair food. We believe that the food we eat should taste good; that it should be produced in a clean way that does not harm the environment, animal welfare or our health; and that food producers should receive fair compensation for their work. (http://www.slowfood.com/about_us/eng/philosophy.lasso)
 
Founded in 1989 “to counteract fast food and fast life,” the organization has grown to include more than 100,000 members in 132 countries around the globe.
 
A gathering to celebrate the year’s longest day, the Toronto Summer Solstice Street Festival was a real community event which not only offered fresh, organic asparagus tasting and strawberry ice cream (separately, please!), but the chocolate samplings of partner organization Chocosol, a Fair Trade chocolate producer. The street fair embraced the populace with such madcap events as street scrabble—hey! un-osmosis is not a word!—a poetry picnic (please pass the onomatopoeia), and drop-in badminton.
 
But there was a serious focus as well. Local chefs gave the festival a gourmet edge with an abundance of delectable Slow Food fare, and community members had the opportunity to tender their ideas for the “greening” of the neighborhood around the St. Joseph Street location.
 
So you may be wondering where House of Transcription enters the line-up. The phrase “Good, Clean and Fair” is central to the Slow Food philosophy. HOT volunteered the services of its parent company, Amero Communications, to provide translation services to transform the signature phrase into different languages for use in event marketing materials. We sent out an appeal to our many linguists to provide a translation of the phrase, and were gratified by the excellent response, despite the fact that these translators were providing their expertise gratis.
 
As our HOT CEO Andres Beiger explains, “At House of Transcription we believe in giving back to our community, which is why when we read that Slow Food Toronto says that access to good, clean, fair food is an irrevocable human right, we agree with that and we share those same values and the people that we hire share those values as well.”
 
We like to support the communities of Toronto and of planet Earth. Our transcription services are called for throughout the world to supersede the language barriers which are one of the final boundaries separating the world citizenry. 
 
We are proud to have assisted in the success of the Slow Food Toronto Summer Solstice Street Fair and look forward to future collaborations.
 

last edited on December 18th, 2009 at 11:35 AM

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