Slow Food USA Blog

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

How Biodiversity Can Save The World

Oct. 20, 2009

by intern Shanti Prasad

A Thousand Suns, a new short documentary by The Global Oneness Project explores the stark contrasts between the industrialized world and the natural world of The Gamo...

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Join the Heirloom Apple Scavenger Hunt

Sep. 21, 2009

Win a DVD of the upcoming film “The Botany of Desire!” Apple season is here, orchards are producing their first fruits, and the Renewing America’s Food Traditions Alliance...

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No Impact Man and the Pursuit of Happiness

Sep. 14, 2009

In dieting, I learned early on, exercises in extremes do not yield good results. Starve yourself of chocolate, and you can be sure the first thing you’ll do when no one is looking is dive...

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Obama gets it: food=health

Aug. 21, 2009

Earlier this week, in an interview with 11 year old Damon Weaver (yes, eleven. I was at ballet class at eleven), Barack Obama talked about the importance of getting healthy food into...

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Gift from Talking God: the Story of the Navajo-Churro

Jul. 27, 2009

by Slow Food USA Biodiversity Intern Regina Fitzsimmons

Navajo-Churro sheep have sustained the Dine, Pueblo and Hispanic communities of the Southwest for over 400 years. In the late 1500s,...

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