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Slow Food USA Blog

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

Convivium Highlight:Laptop Butchershop

Mar. 10, 2008


What do you do when your favorite sustainable pork producer packs up shop, feeling that the farmers' market is not profitable enough to be worth the trip? You could cry into your Smithfield Ham,...

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Notes from our department of incredulity

Feb. 20, 2008


Note #1.
"Only in America," points out Slow Food USA staffer Cecily, "is the choice between rent and food turned into an advertising gimmick."
And a question: is just one person meant to eat the...

read more... Tags: Contaminated Food, Film/TV/Radio, Labeling, Meat, News, Current Event


Weighing in on NAIS

Feb. 18, 2008

Slow Food Chicago member Anne Marie Klaske of NA-DA FARM (near DeKalb, IL) wrote to us about her family’s unexpected encounter with the NAIS system.
An interesting reverberation and consequence...

read more... Tags: Farms and Farming, Labeling, Meat, News, Current Event, Policy


Valentine’s Day Roundup

Feb. 14, 2008


The commercial/consumption aspects of Valentine’s Day are not so slow, and yet, and yet…the “holiday” manages to hold its allure. Expressing love, eating chocolate, sharing a meal with loved...

read more... Tags: Event, Film/TV/Radio, Meat, Seafood


Everything but the oink

Feb. 7, 2008

More in meat news:
We all know the concept of a morality tax: tax cigarettes like crazy and people will stop smoking, raise taxes on gasoline and people will stop guzzling. Results are...

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