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Slow Food USA Blog

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

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.

read more... Tags: Farms and Farming, Food Justice, Policy


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


Wins & Losses: Breaking down the Food and Farm Bill

Jun. 22, 2012

The Senate has passed their version of the Food and Farm Bill, so who won?

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