Slow Food USA Blog

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

Relief for Iowa

Jun. 23, 2008

As recently as nine months or so ago, we used to talk about “the true cost of food,” hoping that Americans could begin to understand that the ultra-cheap food as fuel they were eating was priced...

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Going bananas

Jun. 19, 2008

by Slow Food USA intern Sara Hoffman

Yesterday in the New York Times, Dan Koeppel, the author of Banana: The Fate of the Fruit that Changed the World (which will be reviewed in the upcoming...

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As Water Recedes, Assessments Roll In

Jun. 17, 2008

Iowa experienced the flood of the century 15 years ago. That, of course, was a different century.
Over the last week Iowans have seen floods unlike any in living memory. 1400 city blocks in Cedar...

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Slow Food USA Auction!

Jun. 16, 2008

It’s that time of year again… Slow Food USA is pleased to announce that the 4th Annual Online Auction is now LIVE! Visit the Slow Food USA auction web page for a complete listing of all of...

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Here’s to good news…?

Jun. 14, 2008

Everywhere you turn it’s bad news about food: tomato scares, bad harvests, peak oil and the global food crisis.
It’s hard not to feel demoralized and/or scared. As we head into this summer...

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