Slow Food USA Blog

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

Youth food summit discusses food justice

Feb. 17, 2010

by Slow Food on Campus member Julia Yerkovich

I have a confession to make: I am not an activist. I read my local Edible magazine and Michael Pollan’s books, and I shop at farmers markets....

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Let 2010 Be the Year of the Heirloom Apple

Feb. 15, 2010

by Dr. Gary Paul Nabhan

While the Chinese will be celebrating 2010 as the Year of the Tiger, we in America have historically had no tigers except those in zoos and circuses. But what we once...

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School lunch support from Congresswoman Nita Lowey

Feb. 12, 2010

by Dr. Susan Rubin and Linda Viertel, chapter board members of Slow Food Westchester

When it comes to our food system, everyone has a different wake up call. For Congresswoman Nita Lowey, it...

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School Lunch debate picking up speed

Feb. 4, 2010

The debate around school lunch and child nutrition is gathering major momentum. The 2 big reasons why:

On Monday, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Vilsack will speak at a National Press Club...

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How locally owned food enterprises drive local economic development

Jan. 26, 2010

Do you appreciate the value of local food? Have curiosity about the role that local food business can play in economic development, community development and food access?

And one more question:...

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