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

The True Benefits of Organic Farming

Mar. 7, 2014

Recently, organic agriculture has been under attack, of sorts, by folks who claim its benefits are a bit overblown. In my humble opinion, writers such as Slate’s Melinda Wenner Moyer, make a mistake by taking a very siloed look at organics and judging it based on findings in one narrow area. They miss the entire point of the organic system, which takes an ecological or holistic approach to agriculture.

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Are you “Food Enough” to represent Slow Food USA in Italy?

Feb. 21, 2014

Slow Food USA is looking for a few good delegates to represent us at this year’s Terra Madre and Salone del Gusto 2014. Every two years Slow Food International gathers leaders from more than 160 countries in Turin, Italy to celebrate good, clean and fair food.

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Slow Food Refocuses on Africa with 10,000 Gardens and One New Vice President

Feb. 21, 2014

If you’ve been following Slow Food International lately, you may have noticed a theme in their events and announcements: Africa. In the last week, Slow Food has made their global priorities clear by relaunching the A Thousand Gardens in Africa project, announcing the appointment of new Vice President Edie Mukiibi from Uganda, and hosting 450 leaders at the Slow Food for Africa conference in Milan.

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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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