OCCUPATION: Founder of the Slow Food movement
NUMBER OF TIME COVERS: 0
PREVIOUS APPEARANCES ON THE TIME 100: 0
PRO: Founder of the organized rebuke to fast-food culture, arguing that one should only consume foods that take several hours to prepare. Today there are slow food organizations in 50 countries with more than 80,000 members.
CON: The group is still relatively small and largely under the mainstream public's radarhardly a threat to the multibillion-dollar fast-food industry.