Slow Food USA Blog

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

(Food and) Farm Bill Passes in Senate

Dec. 17, 2007

The Farm Bill passed last week on the Senate floor, with a vote of 79-14. There were some major disappointments, and some modest but important successes. However, no one can argue with the fact...

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Slow Holiday gifts

Dec. 14, 2007

Nothing slow about running around like a (heritage, free-range) chicken with your head cut off looking for last minute gift ideas. Our intern Leo has...

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(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. ...