Slow Food USA Blog

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

2 sustainable seafood initiatives

Jul. 12, 2011

2 sustainable seafood initiatives worth checking out: combating invasive fish species and reforming the “catch shares” system.

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Making SNAP benefits go further at the farmers market

Jun. 21, 2011

A survey of some of the programs around the country that make SNAP benefits worth more when they are used at farmers markets.

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Food traditions grow young leaders in Hawaii

May. 27, 2011

Mahalo! Interview with Clare Loprinzi, school garden coordinator of Ke Mala ‘o ‘Ehunuikaimalino. Hers was one of 85 school garden run by Slow Food USA chapters to receive seed donations from Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds this spring.

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Moving From Conscious Consumer to Engaged Citizen

May. 4, 2011

While many of us have become more conscious about the impacts of our personal food choices, we can’t fix the broken food system simply by changing what’s on our plate.

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Goats, pigs, cows, farm dogs ready for their close-ups

May. 4, 2011

Legislation pending in Iowa would make taking photos of a farm a criminal act. Similar bills have failed this year in Florida, New York, and Minnesota. We think a well-managed farm should have nothing to hide.

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