Slow Food USA Blog

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

Organic Farmers v Monsanto

Jun. 10, 2011

Earlier this year 60 farmers and farming advocates told Monsanto enough is enough. Here’s the story of the lawsuit, and how one farmer got involved.

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Recent GE approvals face wide-ranging criticisms

Mar. 17, 2011

Earlier this year the USDA stunned the food and farming community by unexpectedly approving three new genetically engineered (GE) foods. Here’s a recap of some of the main concerns around these additions to our food system.

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Celebrate Love Your Farmer Day

Feb. 10, 2011

This year February 14th is no longer “Valentines’ Day,” but Love your Farmer Day!

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Shrek and Scooby Doo too linked to childhood obesity

Jun. 28, 2010

by intern Khalilah Ramdene

A recent study by the Rudd Center at Yale University found that children prefer foods branded with cartoon characters, often citing those foods as better tasting then...

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The Assault on Salt

Jun. 14, 2010

by intern Christine Binder

Over the past few months, there’s been a lot of talk about reducing the amount of salt in the U.S. food supply. Government officials, NYC’s Mayor Bloomberg, and the...

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