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Slow Food USA Blog

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

Froot Loops vs. Real Fruit: for Real Change Don’t Look to Obama

Feb. 11, 2011

Slow Food USA President Josh Viertel asked President Obama why it is cheaper to feed our kids Froot Loops than it is to feed them fruit, and what he was doing to reverse it. His response? He talked about Walmart.

read more... Tags: Film/TV/Radio, Food Justice, News, Current Event, Policy


Celebrate Love Your Farmer Day

Feb. 10, 2011

This year February 14th is no longer “Valentines’ Day,” but Love your Farmer Day!

read more... Tags: Farms and Farming, Food Justice, Labeling, Meat, Policy, Take Action


Speak up about corporate control of the food supply

Dec. 3, 2010

On December 8th, in Washington DC, the Dept of Justice and the USDA will be holding a workshop (kind of like a town hall) to hear from farmers and consumers. Join us!

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


Child Nutrition Bill Passes!

Dec. 2, 2010

After a year and a half of campaigning, we are very happy to see that the House today passed the Healthy, Hungry-Free Kids Act.

read more... Tags: Food Justice, News, Current Event, Policy, School Food


Killer Coke

Nov. 19, 2010

Michael Blanding’s book aims to tell the real story behind that happy global picture of people who speak different languages and have different color skin but sway arm in arm singing songs and drinking Coke.

read more... Tags: Book, Contaminated Food, Farms and Farming, Food Justice


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