Slow Food USA Blog

Reflections, insights and news about the food movement and “going Slow”

The Promise of Fair Trade in Unfair Times

Oct. 10, 2015

We recently asked Rodney North, formerly of Equal Exchange, and now with Fairtrade America, for an update on what’s up with fair trade and what a conscientious eater needs to know.

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The Slow Meat Guide to the Grocery Store

Jan. 29, 2015

Let the Humaneitarian shepherd you through the world of humane hot dogs and better Buffalo Wings.

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Know Your GMOs: The “Monsanto Rider”

Apr. 20, 2013

While Section 733, called the “Monsanto Rider” by some, did not make it into the Ag Appropriations Bill, similar provisions were included in the 2012 Food and Farm Bill, which was not debated nor adopted by the House of Representatives.

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What’s in your food?

Jan. 25, 2012

My favorite veggie burgers have a “no genetically modified ingredients” label, where is this label on the rest of my food? Tell the FDA to 'Just Label It'

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Organic Farmers v Monsanto

Jun. 10, 2011

Earlier this year 60 farmers and farming advocates told Monsanto enough is enough. Here’s the story of the lawsuit, and how one farmer got involved.

read more... Tags: Biodiversity, Farms and Farming, Food Justice, Labeling, News, Current Event