Slow Food USA Blog

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

Slow Food USA Hits the Road

Oct. 26, 2007

This past weekend, Slow Food USA Executive Director Erika Lesser traveled to Bozeman Montana to give a keynote address at the Northern Rockies Satellite Bioneers conference.
The cornerstone of the...

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Indiana Big-Ag Advocate Says King Corn is “Slander”

Oct. 22, 2007

The documentary film King Corn is now playing at a theatre near you, mostly to raucous approval, but one fellah in Indiana isn’t as enthusiastic:
In 2003, the two men moved to Iowa and grew an...

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Grassfed Standards Update

Oct. 18, 2007

Earlier this week, the USDA announced a Grassfed Marketing Claim Standard, one which they hoped would make things less confusing for consumers and hold producers to a more truthful, higher...

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The Year of the Corn

Oct. 15, 2007

Grist magazine, if you haven’t checked it out already, is a constant source of excellent writing, especially when it comes to food and agriculture. In the past week, they’ve produced a great...


Harvest Time in Harlem

Oct. 12, 2007

Getting farm fresh fruits and vegetables to families in urban food deserts is no easy feat. It requires creative thinking, and usually a whole lot of gumption and perseverance from a few...