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Slow Food USA Blog

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

Slow Food Almanac: A review of 2013

Jan. 9, 2014

Discover all the actions that the Slow Food and Terra Madre network is undertaking around the world to guarantee access to good, clean and fair food for everyone; to fight the absurdity of a hyper-industrialized food system; to preserve the wealth of biodiversity; and to educate the adults of today and those of tomorrow about how to guarantee a better future, cultivated with care and love.

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Nylon Stockings: The Unsung Hero of Seed Saving

Oct. 15, 2013

Did you know that nylon stockings make the ultimate, multipurpose tool? They keep legs warm and physical imperfections under wraps; they are maggot barriers for emerging apples; and, in a pinch, they’re nice material for that last minute bungee cord. But we at Seed Savers have been privy to a very unsung use for the common pantyhose: they make a darned safe way to mail your prized heirloom seeds.

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A Father’s Day Resolution: 10 Things I Want to Teach My Son About Food

Jun. 13, 2013

I’ve decided that my gift to my one-year-old son this Father’s Day will be to come up with ten resolutions: ten things I want to teach him about food.

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Dogs Need Slow Food, Too

May. 9, 2013

We need to hold our pet food to the same standard as our own. Sure, Fido doesn’t need to feast on filet mignon every day. But with the amount of chemicals, low-grade fillers and artificial colors in many commercial dog foods, he could be eating much better.

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Climate Change: A Little Intellectual Ammunition

Apr. 15, 2013

Spring has sprung, and I come bearing bad news. I’m sure you’re not surprised. It turns out that even though you’re doing everything right, industrial agriculture is still screwing you — and the planet — up.

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