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Slow Food USA Blog

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

The final whimpers of the Food and Farm Bill

Mar. 28, 2008

Although Congress passed an extension on 2002’s Farm Bill until April 18, requiems are already being said for the hopes and dreams everyone had for radical change.
"A little more than a year...

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Bruce Sterling & Metropolis Miss the Point: By, well, about as far as you can miss it

Mar. 26, 2008

The March, 2008 issue of Metropolis focuses on the overarching idea of localism and its relationship to sustainability. It is, as always, a beautiful and well-written issue, but in it one...

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Building a Mobile Slaughter Facility, part 2

Mar. 26, 2008

Last week we began exploring the question of mobile slaughter units, and their ability to provide infrastructure to small and mid-sized meat producers. Examining the history of the first ever...

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As We Sow

Mar. 25, 2008




Slow Food USA Board member, Jim Braun, was one of the subjects of a documentary a few years back on the disappearance of the family farm. It’s a short, simple, and very effective film in three...

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SF Atlanta Gets Good Press

Mar. 24, 2008

In case you missed this, Atlanta’s “Sunday Paper” had this to say about its convivium, and founding leader (and Southern Regional Governor) Julie Schaffer:

Preserving traditions

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