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Slow Food USA Blog

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

Trans Fats

Jan. 9, 2008

by Leo Rodriguez

Trans fats: what Little Debbie snack cakes, French fries, and that delicious steak at Peter Luger all have in common.

Thanks to recent media attention, most people know that...

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


I Am What I Ate - Carlo Petrini

Jan. 8, 2008

Slow Food USA members should have just received the issue 4 of The Snail for 2007. The theme of the issue is American Food Traditions; we asked some people to share with our readers their...

read more... Tags: Farms and Farming, Uncategorized


Food Sovereignty 101

Jan. 7, 2008

Grassroots International, a Boston-based organization that “supports the initiatives of peasants and family farmers, women and indigenous groups to protect human rights to land, water and food,”...

read more... Tags: Farms and Farming, Food Justice


Slow Food Challenge

Jan. 4, 2008

Always a source of the inside scoop on what’s great in the restaurant world from local folk, Chowhound also has an active discussion board on all-around food topics. Just two days ago one poster...

read more... Tags: Farms and Farming, Take Action, Uncategorized


Countdown to doomsday

Jan. 4, 2008


Here in NYC from 1989 to 2000, we had a large billboard right near Times Square that was a “debt clock.” Up top was a running tally of our national debt, and down below was a second digital...

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


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