Slow Food USA Blog

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

(Food and) Farm Bill Update

Dec. 14, 2007

As of today, the Dorgan-Grassley amendment– the amendment that proposed payment limits for subsidies–failed on the Senate floor, 56-43. That’s 56 votes FOR the amendment, and yet, that counts as...

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The Case for Taste

Dec. 13, 2007

Tom Philpott over at Grist gives us one more reason to eat and savor a Louisiana Heritage strawberry, say, rather than an industrially grown big red thang.
Not only are the industrially grown...

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but what if I eat it slowwwly?

Dec. 13, 2007

This bit of news is too ridiculous to pass up:
Around 40 McDonald’s restaurants in the UK are imposing substantial fines for motorists who linger too long in the parking lots eating their meals. ...


Slow Reading

Dec. 8, 2007

A kindred spirit in Southwestern Ontario named John Miedema has a blog called Slow Reading. There he mentions his affection for Slow Food and local eating, based around a wonderful book called...

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(Food and) Farm Bill Update

Dec. 7, 2007

After a giant log-jam, as of yesterday, things are finally moving in the Senate again. This means that the (Food and) Farm Bill has a shot at getting passed before the Senate takes its holiday...

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