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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


Budget cuts could be a recipe for change or disaster

Oct. 24, 2011

Congress is planning dramatic cuts to the American budget and anything and everything is on the chopping block. The agricultural sector is likely to take a big hit but will the special Congressional “super committee” make positive change or keep pandering to Big Ag?

read more... Tags: Contaminated Food, Farms and Farming, Food Justice, News, Current Event, Policy, School Food, Take Action


The EPA received our bees, here’s their response.

Aug. 12, 2011

Earlier this year, we called for immediate action on a pesticide that scientists believe is contributing to massive honeybee die-offs — and today we heard the EPA’s response.

read more... Tags: Contaminated Food, Food Justice, News, Current Event, Policy


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


Yet Another S 510 Food Safety Update

Dec. 20, 2010

Slow Food USA’s position on the current food safety legislation recently passed by the Senate (again) and headed for a House vote.

read more... Tags: Contaminated Food, Farms and Farming, News, Current Event, Policy


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