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Slow Food USA Blog

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

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.

read more... Tags: Labeling, Policy


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'

read more... Tags: Labeling, News, Current Event, Policy, Take Action


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


Recent GE approvals face wide-ranging criticisms

Mar. 17, 2011

Earlier this year the USDA stunned the food and farming community by unexpectedly approving three new genetically engineered (GE) foods. Here’s a recap of some of the main concerns around these additions to our food system.

read more... Tags: Biodiversity, Contaminated Food, Farms and Farming, Labeling, Policy


Celebrate Love Your Farmer Day

Feb. 10, 2011

This year February 14th is no longer “Valentines’ Day,” but Love your Farmer Day!

read more... Tags: Farms and Farming, Food Justice, Labeling, Meat, Policy, Take Action


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