Slow Food USA Blog

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


Jun. 12, 2008

This piece, from Huffington Post, got us thinking about the practice of gleaning. Apparently a food pantry director in New Hampshire, faced with a food shortage that has become commonplace in...

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Mommy, Can I Have Organic Carrots?

Jun. 6, 2008

by Slow Food USA staffer Patrick Keeler
If the recent Farm Bill controversy wasn’t enough to roil us up, recent discussions via Tuft’s COMFOOD listserv in regards to the Women Infant & Children...

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Summer is a Time for Picnics

Jun. 5, 2008

Here in New York City we’ve finally made the annual swift jump from late winter straight to summer. (We have heard there is a season called spring; here it is merely the name of a street). That...

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

Slow Food Nation

Jun. 4, 2008

Tickets for Slow Food Nation go on sale today! After a long lead up and lots of buzzing excitement, it’s finally here. For those of you who haven’t yet heard the news, Slow Food Nation will be...

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FAO Summit Convenes

Jun. 2, 2008

“Amazingly, there is very little attention being paid to what fundamentally underpins all of our food systems - biodiversity and the services provided by ecosystems, such as soil, water and...

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