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

Bearing the Banner of Traditional Cheese

Sep. 25, 2014

What will be the fate of traditional cheese? Will Roquefort be gone forever? What about cheeses aged on wood? What about raw milk cheese? To the dismay of cheese enthusiasts everywhere, questions continue to mount … but support is out there.

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Well, The Farm Bill Happened

Feb. 10, 2014

After too many years of uncertainty, with a stroke of a pen on Friday, President Barack Obama signaled the USDA can get back to the business of supporting our nation’s farmers and making sure Americans can put food on their tables. That’s the good news.

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Back to the Future: Compromise Farm Bill Will At Least Bring U.S. Farm Policy into the 21st Century

Jan. 29, 2014

Depending on whom you ask, the new Farm Bill approved by House-Senate negotiators represents a big bipartisan victory. Or, it's an affront to the democratic process.

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Vermont Farm To Plate: A Statewide Food System Initiative

Dec. 12, 2013

If there’s one takeaway from the Vermont Farm To Plate annual gathering, it’s that our regional food system is in very good hands.

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What is Food Biodiversity and Why Does It Matter?

Nov. 7, 2013

Although the term biodiversity was not even coined until 1985, the more particular term food biodiversity now helps us describe the cornucopia of distinctive kinds of fruits, nuts, vegetables, tubers, greens, herbs and oilseeds that we intuitively associate with flavor, nutrition, food security, abundance and health.

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