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

Eating on the Wild Side: Where Have All the Purple Carrots Gone?

Jul. 31, 2013

Eating on the Wild Side: The Missing Link to Optimum Health by Jo Robinson is a fascinating analysis of the true nutritional content of today’s fruits and veggies.

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From Past to Present: Why Heirloom Varietals Matter

Jul. 25, 2013

A decade ago “heirloom” triggered images of your grandfather’s pocket watch or the delicate veil your great-grandmother wore at her wedding. Talk about “heirloom” nowadays and images of luscious tomatoes in the colors of the rainbow appear before your eyes.

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Viewing our Food, From Paddock to Plate

Jul. 18, 2013

Is it possible to operate a truly organic and sustainable farm today? In the short documentary “Where the Food Grows”, New York-based film student Noah Throop finds out.

read more... Tags: Farms and Farming, Film/TV/Radio, Meat


Biodiversity - Growing Wonder

Jul. 18, 2013

Biodiversity is an environmental necessity. The vast, distinct combinations of DNA needed to create the foods we eat and the world we live in are a resource that needs protecting. Without this resource we risk famine and disease. Without it, we lose the resiliency to adapt to our changing world. This dire reality is a good reason for Slow Food to embrace the need to support biodiversity through projects like the Ark of Taste and Presidia. Still, there may be an even better one: wonder.

read more... Tags: Biodiversity, Cooking, Farms and Farming


Nourish Your Garden

Jul. 15, 2013

It’s the height of the gardening season and, with any luck, your garden is growing and thriving. When everything kicks into high gear like it is now, plants need a lot more nutrition and support to produce those luscious tomatoes, fruits and veggies that make a home garden so memorable. Here are three techniques that will help support and nourish your hard-working garden at this time of year, and one for getting a “second season” from your garden.

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