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

The Chain Never Slows

Oct. 23, 2014

In meatpacking plants, the speed of processing is set by a chain conveyor system, and the industry is governed by a simple philosophy: faster is better. In this op-ed piece journalist Genoways uncovers some of the hidden costs of this system and urges us all to advocate for change.

read more... Tags: Book, Contaminated Food, Farms and Farming, Meat


Meat: Better, Less

Sep. 4, 2014

The Slow Meat symposium in June wasn’t just a series of talks. Delegates were given the chance to explore, taste and learn about sustainable and humane meat production.

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Celebrating and Preserving Livestock Genetic Diversity

Aug. 18, 2014

The list of names of the more than 100 Slow Meat delegates reads like a Who’s Who of the sustainable food animal world. Many are farmers, ranchers and veterinarians who are working to preserve endangered breeds of livestock and poultry.

read more... Tags: Biodiversity, Event, Meat


Slow Meat: In Search of a Way to Ensure All Meat Is Good, Clean and Fair

Jul. 1, 2014

Like food, the word meat holds powerful connotations and can elicit a wide range of emotions. There seems to be a vast amount of conflicting information about the impacts of meat consumption and raising domesticated food animals.

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Viewing our Food, From Paddock to Plate

Jul. 18, 2013

Is it possible to operate a truly organic and sustainable farm today? In the short documentary “Where the Food Grows”, New York-based film student Noah Throop finds out.

read more... Tags: Farms and Farming, Film/TV/Radio, Meat


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