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Slow Food USA Blog

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

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


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.

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


Food hubs: collaboration can help grow a vibrant local food economy

Aug. 31, 2011

The new Backyard Bounty Co-op program supports micro-entrepreneurs by connecting aspiring urban farmers and market gardeners with local food markets.

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Today we launch our campaign to take back the value meal

Aug. 17, 2011

Today, Slow Food USA launches the $5 Challenge, our campaign to take back the value meal.

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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.

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