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Slow Food USA Blog

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

$5 Challenge, McMuffins, and the Cost of Food

Sep. 21, 2011

Author Anna Lappe makes a homemade organic egg/muffin sandwich and tries to answer the question: Is fast food really cheaper, no matter how you slice it? And if so, what does that even mean for the nation’s poor?

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Over 5,570 meals shared

Sep. 18, 2011

Yesterday, as part of the $5 Challenge, over 5,570 meals took place all over the country. Hundreds of people submitted photos as well as sharing what parts of the challenge were difficult and what made it difficult.

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A market for non-GMO foods

Sep. 14, 2011

Slow Food Upstate leader Janette Wesley tells us what makes Earth Markets different from other farmers markets, how the project got started, and what’s next for the market.

read more... Tags: Biodiversity, Cooking, Event, Farms and Farming, Food Justice, Meat


“Feeding Garden” in South Africa gets a kickstart from Slow Food NYC

Sep. 12, 2011

Slow Food NYC has gotten its hands dirty in school gardens throughout the city with its Urban Harvest program. This summer they took those organizing skills to South Africa to partner with a local school to build a garden that gets more fresh fruits and veggies into the cafeteria.

read more... Tags: Biodiversity, Cooking, Farms and Farming, Food Justice, School Food


One Woman’s Budget-Conscious Approach to Slow Food Value Meals

Sep. 9, 2011

Out of work and prospects dim for the foreseeable future, Amy knew that her household food budget had to take a hit. She also knew that she didn’t want to lose enthusiasm for cooking, for sharing meals with her family, and her friends. This is her story.

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