Slow Food USA Blog

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

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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White House Garden is home to heirloom seeds

Sep. 1, 2009

Click here to check out the new AOL News video all about the White House Kitchen Garden.

In the video, White House chef Sam Kass explains that the seeds in the garden’s Thomas Jefferson bed...

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