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Slow Food USA Blog

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

The Newtown Pippin: Our Nation’s Founding Apple

Dec. 5, 2008

Ed Yowell, Regional Governor of Slow Food NY/NJ

While apples are not native to the New World, from the time they arrived during the 17th century, they became the quintessential American fruit....

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How do you feel about genetically engineered corn?

Dec. 2, 2008

The fact that the EU won’t allow in most genetically engineered crops is a fairly good indication that there may be good reason to be skeptical about the healthfulness of genetically modified...

read more... Tags: Biodiversity, Contaminated Food, Farms and Farming, Labeling, Policy, Take Action


Help a Biodiversity Pioneer

Nov. 26, 2008

Dear Friends of Maveric [Heritage Ranch]:

It is with the deepest and most profound grief that I write this message. At 5:30am November 19th, 2008, we awoke to our beautiful 100 year old gambrel...

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Thanksgiving on the Ark of Taste

Nov. 20, 2008

by Cecilia Estreich

During the holidays, tradition tends to shine even in the most fast-food saturated kitchens. Despite Coca-Cola’s insistence that the stretch from Thanksgiving to New...

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Kids Promote a Delicious Heritage (Turkey) with Slow Food Russian River

Nov. 4, 2008

by Slow Food USA intern, Cecilia Estriech

As Thanksgiving approaches, many of us are steeling ourselves for yet another holiday feast featuring a mealy industrially produced bird. Turkey, in most...

read more... Tags: Biodiversity, Farms and Farming, Youth Food Movement


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