Slow Food (http://www.slowfood.com/) is a large international food-based non-profit founded in 1989 to promote good food through community and environmental work (and to slow the influx of a fast-food society). Slow Food has over 100,000 members in 1,500 chapters all over the world. They also founded Italy’s University of Gastronomic Sciences in 2005, the first program of its kind and undoubtedly one of few educational institutes started by a non-profit organization. With a mission to counter the rise of fast food and fast life, the disappearance of local food traditions and peoples dwindling interest in the food they eat, where it comes from, how it tastes and how our food choices affect the rest of the world- Slow Food is an amazing organization thathas my full support.
There are a number of ways you can get involved in the organization by becoming a member, making a donation, or simply being a responsible consumer. If preserving biodiversity is something youare passionate about, then I highly recommend you check out their website (http://www.slowfood.com/) and take a further look at all the good they are doing!