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View From a Slow Food USA Member: Food and Equality - Making it Work
Apr. 18, 2014
Frustrated over Arizona politics, questions continue to run through my head: Who are we to judge? Who is anyone to say how someone else perceives individual feelings of identity or deny someone’s basic needs of comfort, satiety and happiness? These same questions at times leave me to doubt my current career choice as a good food advocate. But it was the inspirational words of fellow advocate Will Allen, whom I recently heard say in the 2009 documentary “Fresh” that connected all the dots. Allen said, “Food is at the foundation, but it's really about life.”

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."


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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