Slow Food USA Blog

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

Indigenous Peoples Stand Up to Save Native Corn

Mar. 27, 2013

Indigenous communities in the Western Hemisphere depend on corn not only as a source of nutrition, but as the center of their cultural traditions and spirituality.

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Perennial Plate: La Minga

Oct. 2, 2012

A “Minga” is a traditional form of organization from 600-700 years ago in South America. Today, Nelson Escobar coordinates a large urban farm in order to collectively survive in a competitive society.

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Farming in a new land

Sep. 5, 2012

Slow Food chapters support and learn from refugees, immigrants and new citizens.

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Giving Food a Central Role in the 'Dialogues'

Jul. 28, 2012

What do “The Central Role of Food", Slow Money, and "The Food Dialogues” have in common? Stephanie Georgieff went to Los Angeles to find out.

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Growing More Than Just Food at Growing Home

Jul. 25, 2012

A plot of land for $1?! A small investment by Chicago’s Growing home has been transformed into a full-scale organic urban farm & helped transform the neighborhood as well.

read more... Tags: Farms and Farming, Food Justice, Youth Food Movement