Slow Food USA Blog

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

Join the Heirloom Apple Scavenger Hunt

Sep. 21, 2009

Win a DVD of the upcoming film “The Botany of Desire!” Apple season is here, orchards are producing their first fruits, and the Renewing America’s Food Traditions Alliance...

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The GMO debate: Changemakers challenges consumers to weigh in

Sep. 17, 2009

The GMO debate rages on—with one side, including our Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and our Secretary of bajillions-of-dollars-to-invest Bill Gates, suggesting that our best hope for...

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Battling Bio-Uniformity

Sep. 14, 2009

by Biodiversity Intern Alaine Janosy

If everyone looked, dressed, acted, and thought exactly the same, the world would be a pretty dull, bland place to live; diversity keeps things interesting....

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Vote With Your Fork To Save Wild Salmon!

Sep. 11, 2009

by Biodiversity Intern Regina Fitzsimmons

Trout Unlimited—the nation’s largest coldwater fisheries conservation organization—has asked Slow Food Seattle and Seattle Chef’s...

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Forellenschuss lettuce (seriously, this lettuce is not diseased)

Sep. 2, 2009

[Editor’s note: this lettuce variety is on the Slow Food USA Ark of Taste (we list is as Speckled lettuce).]

by RAFT Grow-out Coordinator Anne Obelnicki

Isn’t it funny the unexpected...

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