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The Portable Infrared Spectrometer 


The Portable Infrared Spectrometer Processor (PISP) is designed to detect, classify, and isolate genetically modified (GM) foods in the field. Rome, Italy.

Near these same Spanish Steps (2nd image) the Slow Food movement began with the founding of its forerunner organization, Arcigola, in 1986 to resist the opening of a nearby McDonald's. In 1989, the founding Manifesto of the International Slow Food movement was signed in Paris, France by an international delegation.

Goals of the Slow Food Movement: 

Educating citizens about the risks of monoculture and reliance on too few genomes or varieties 

Developing various political programs to preserve family farms 

Lobbying for the inclusion of organic farming concerns within agricultural policy 

Lobbying against government funding of genetic engineering

From time to time, Slow Food intervenes directly in market transactions; for example, Slow Food was able to preserve four varieties of Native American turkey by ordering 4,000 of their eggs and commissioning their raising and slaughtering and delivery to market.

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