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Slow Food USA Blog

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

Cheese Wrapped Up

Sep. 27, 2013

Slow Food’s international event, Cheese finished up on Monday, wrapping up four days of markets, taste workshops, conferences, dinners and festivities – all with this great food at center-stage. The biennial event brings Slow Food’s network of artisan dairy producers, cheesemongers, herders and experts to the streets of Bra – a historic cheese aging center for northwestern Italy and home to the association’s headquarters.

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A Battle Worth Fighting

Sep. 25, 2013

How the future of small family farms can be secured by our veterans through a win-win mentoring operation.

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Thinking Beyond the Clown

Sep. 19, 2013

When Bozo the Clown went off air in 1963, no one would have guessed the small-town television character would soon become the most famous clown in the world. But McDonald’s turned Bozo into Ronald McDonald, and today he’s recognized by more than 90 percent of schoolchildren in the United States.

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Slow Fish Spreading to the USA

Sep. 17, 2013

The Slow Fish campaign, an international effort to promote community-based fishing, raise consumer awareness on the value of ‘underloved’ species of fish, and create dialogue on the state of fisheries management, is kicking off in New England with a two-week Youth-led program starting at New Hampshire’s annual Fishtival event.

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Advocacy and Agriculture in Italy: A Conversation with Giorgio Cingolani

Aug. 23, 2013

What does it take to be an organic famer in modern-day Italy? What struggles do small-scale farmers face as they try to provide local, clean, and sustainably grown food for their region? Food First’s Katie Brimm finds out, when she chats with Giorgio Cingolani, an organic farmer and rural community advocate in Italy.

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