Slow Food USA Blog

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

The Latest on Country of Origin Labeling (COOL)

Sep. 26, 2008

You have to wonder how many people would buy a package of ground hamburger meat if it had a nice big label that said: “this meat comes from six different countries! And may contain part of dozens...

read more... Tags: Farms and Farming, Labeling, Meat, Policy

Green Jobs Day of Action

Sep. 25, 2008

September 27th (that’s this Saturday) is the Green Jobs Now National Day of Action

Are you wondering: “What are green jobs?” Green jobs are jobs connected to making our communities more...

read more... Tags: Event, News, Current Event

New Groundbreaking EcoGastronomy Program at UNH

Sep. 23, 2008

by Slow Food USA staffer Julia Middleton

Are you interested in the science behind where your food comes from, how it is grown and the new organic food movement? Do you have a passion for...

read more... Tags: Uncategorized, Youth Food Movement

Growing More Than Food: Reflections on the Victory Garden

Sep. 22, 2008

by Slow Food USA Staffer Julia De Martini Day
photo by Slow Food USA Staffer Cecily Upton

The first thing I wanted to do after arriving in San Francisco from Brooklyn, NY the Tuesday before Slow...

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

1,500 Miles

Sep. 22, 2008

Slate magazine investigates that “1,500 mile” statistic--i.e. the average American foodstuff travels 1,500 miles from farm to fork.

With some news outlets questioning the validity of the...