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Slow Food USA Blog

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

Your Ice cream Fix is in Jeopardy

Feb. 17, 2008

As I and many others have pointed out, the loss of as much as 70-80% of the US honeybee population to Colony Collapse Disorder is a far greater concern than missing that spot of honey in your...

read more... Tags: Dairy, Farms and Farming, News, Current Event


Valentine’s Day Roundup

Feb. 14, 2008


The commercial/consumption aspects of Valentine’s Day are not so slow, and yet, and yet…the “holiday” manages to hold its allure. Expressing love, eating chocolate, sharing a meal with loved...

read more... Tags: Event, Film/TV/Radio, Meat, Seafood


Farm Bill Update

Feb. 13, 2008

It’s been a while since we’ve done any Farm Bill alerts, so here goes, since things are starting to get rolling again for the final push. Thanks to our friends at Community Food Security...

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Help Save the New Mexican Chile

Feb. 12, 2008

The New Mexico State Legislature recently passed Senate Bill 60 that provides New Mexico State University (NMSU) $250,000 for: “research on mechanical harvesting and genetic engineering of chile…”...

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Coffee Cuppings

Feb. 11, 2008

Nearly a month ago, Tom Philpott, over at Grist, did a tasting of several different coffees, and North Carolina-based Counter Culture coffee came out on top. These guys import coffee from the...

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