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Slow Food USA Blog

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

Food Safety Modernization Act Threatens Our Family Farms

Nov. 4, 2013

While safe food, from field to fork, is a critical concern of responsible farmers and concerned eaters, the FDA’s presently proposed rules will burden unfairly small and mid-scale family, diversified, sustainable and organic, beginning and disadvantaged, and direct distributing and value-adding farmers. These rules threaten their farms’ financial viability and our supply of regionally and sustainably produced, healthful fruits and vegetables.

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Farm Bill Update

Jun. 18, 2013

UPDATE: On Thursday June 20, the House of Representatives rejected the Farm Bill. You can find more about the status of this legislation here.

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The Price of Perfection

Apr. 26, 2013

It’s tough not being perfect. Everyone who has ever had a bad hair day knows that. And that’s no more true than for those misshapen, oddly sized fruits and vegetables that Mother Nature inevitably produces.

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Know Your GMOs: The “Monsanto Rider”

Apr. 20, 2013

While Section 733, called the “Monsanto Rider” by some, did not make it into the Ag Appropriations Bill, similar provisions were included in the 2012 Food and Farm Bill, which was not debated nor adopted by the House of Representatives.

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Perennial Plate’s American Food Trip

Jul. 17, 2012

We’ve teamed up with Daniel Klein and the folks over at Perennial Plate to deliver monthly video stories, our first dispatch features highlights from An American Food (Road)Trip.

read more... Tags: Biodiversity, Cooking, Dairy, Farms and Farming, Film/TV/Radio, Meat, Policy


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