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Slow Food USA Blog

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

How Your Food Choices Can Save Monarch Butterflies and Bees

Apr. 3, 2014

Fewer honey bees, bumblebees and monarch butterflies thrive in American farmscapes
today than at any moment during our lifetimes. And yet, how we decide who we choose to purchase our food from can help avert this so-called crisis by providing incentives for pollinator recovery on our farmlands.

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Dispatches From a FoodCorps Service Member: Teaching History Through Taste

Mar. 26, 2014

FoodCorps Service Member, Carly Chaapel, describes how she and a southern New Jersey elementary school teacher found a way to teach Spanish and cultural history through Hispanic-inspired cooking lessons.

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Why Heritage Chickens Are Slow For More Reasons Than One

Mar. 18, 2014

Josiah Lockart, Executive Manager of Lockhart Family Farm, explains why customers pay more for heritage chickens than conventional chickens. The time to raise heritage chicken takes about 3 to 5 times longer than conventional chicken, which are bred and raised to grow unnaturally fast.

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Can a Small Town Tavern Become a Flagship Business for Local Foods?

Mar. 13, 2014

One of the perplexities of the farm-to-table movement is that it is both pervasive and scarce all at the same time. Its evolution is spotty. Slow Food Wallowas Co-chair and Author, Lynne Curry, shares her story about her mission to open a farm-to-table tavern in the tiny Oregon town of Lostine.

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Slow Meat 2014: In Search of Solutions

Mar. 7, 2014

What can we do to ensure all meat in the 21st Century is Good, Clean and Fair? Those are the questions we hope to begin to answer this summer in Denver, Colorado at Slow Meat 2014.

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