Slow Food USA Blog

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

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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A Hard Year for Farmers

Aug. 26, 2009

by Anne Obelnicki, RAFT Grow-Out Project Coordinator

I’ve been thinking a lot about agricultural disasters today. Unlike what the word “disaster” usually implies, in farming, it...

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Mas Masumoto and valuable lessons from the farm

Aug. 25, 2009

by Biodiversity Intern Regina Fitzsimmons

Two days ago I ventured to the YMCA in TriBeCa, after a false start at the uptown Y, an extra subway trip and a blazing hot walk across town; I’m an...

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In the name of food safety: bulldoze, rip, shoot and poison!

Aug. 21, 2009

by Biodiversity intern Regina Fitzsimmons

Last month, HR 2749, the Food Safety Enhancement Act of 2009, passed in the House. While this legislation marginally amps up government food oversight...

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