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

Farm Bill Passes in House…Senate next?

May. 15, 2008

Yesterday the (Food and) Farm Bill passed in the House and is poised to pass in the Senate today. As we mentioned last week, Bush is ready to veto but the numbers in the House vote suggest that...

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Chicago Lifts Foie Gras Ban

May. 15, 2008

In the New York Times Dining section today, I read this:
Chicagoans can feast on foie gras once more. The Chicago City Council just repealed the ban on its sale that it put in place two years...

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Food Deserts

May. 8, 2008

by Slow Food USA staffer Julia DeMartini Day
While the United Nations discusses desertification in drought-plagued areas of the developing world, an article in Monday’s NY Times brought our...

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Food Policy Here at Home

May. 8, 2008

by Slow Food USA staffer Jerusha Klemperer
Again and again at the United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development sessions on Agriculture, representatives from other countries reported that...

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More notes from the U.N.

May. 7, 2008

by Slow Food USA staffer Jerusha Klemperer
As this article from last Friday’s Wall Street Journal reports, the U.S. has proposed 770 million additional dollars of food aid to address the growing...

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