Slow Food USA Blog

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

Report from the U.N.

May. 6, 2008

by Slow Food USA staffer Jerusha Klemperer
Greetings from inside the United Nations where I am observing sessions of the Commission on Sustainable Development; this particular two-year cycle of...

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More on the Fast/Slow conundrum

May. 1, 2008

You may recall that last week we were musing about what happens when good small business sell themselves to big ones, and when fast food adheres to slow principles. We just came across this...

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Bronx Grapes and Black Sphinx Dates

Apr. 30, 2008

by SFUSA Program Director Makalé Faber Cullen
The names alone can bring a smile to your face. In today’s New York Times, Kim Severson rolls out descriptions of RAFT, and our country’s food...

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Bart Simpson Has a Cow

Apr. 29, 2008

While network television is rarely a topic of discussion here, Sunday night’s episode of “The Simpsons” proves that awareness of industrial agriculture practices might be growing in the minds of...

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Fighting for Farmland

Apr. 29, 2008

It’s happening all over the country, faster than we can keep track: farmland is being eradicated in favor of housing developments, malls, and highways. A week or so ago the Skagit Valley Herald,...

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