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A Future for Food that May be Hard to Digest
Apr. 16, 2014
Founder and President of Slow Food, Carlo Petrini, says he is concerned about the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership negotiations going on right now between Europe and the United States. He says if the current agreement is passed, "... our everyday food system, which already lends itself to drastic and surreptitious change, will continue to become even more disconnected from the purview of the people."

The American Mulefoot Hog: The Opposite of Conventional and Why It Is Worth Saving
Apr. 15, 2014
For the Lockhart Family Farm, the American Mulefoot Hog is the perfect pig. The woodland farm has little pasture and lots of brush. One of the hardiest swine breeds, the Mulefoot has a long bristly black coat and an exceptional layer of fat to help them withstand even the harshest conditions. Their non-cloven hoofs makes them especially suited for wet and marshy ground, but makes it very difficult to keep them on hard surfaces. With relatively small litters of 5-6, they are fantastic mothers. The sad thing is that these unique characteristics that make it suited to our farm are some of the reasons it has nearly been driven it to extinction.


Fox Squirrel Farms
Produced for RAFI by StoryMineMedia
Jason and Sarah Smith never dreamed they’d be farmers. They now own 13 acres of land where they grow vegetables and cut flowers and are diving into livestock with a multispecies rotational grazing system.
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The Historic Gastronomist: Giving Recipes an Afterlife
By Storyteller Liza de Guia of Food.Curated.
Meet Sarah Lohman. She’s not a professional cook nor a historian. Yet what she is passionate about involves both cooking and history.
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