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

Take Action on Food Safety Bill HR 2749

Jul. 29, 2009

Call your representative today and urge them to support the Kaptur-Farr Food Safety Proposal.

H.R. 2749, The Food Safety Enhancement Act, has been moving through committee and now is slated to go...

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


Gift from Talking God: the Story of the Navajo-Churro

Jul. 27, 2009

by Slow Food USA Biodiversity Intern Regina Fitzsimmons

Navajo-Churro sheep have sustained the Dine, Pueblo and Hispanic communities of the Southwest for over 400 years. In the late 1500s,...

read more... Tags: Biodiversity, Farms and Farming, Film/TV/Radio


Place-based foods of the borderlands weather the economic downturn; not just for the elite

Jul. 24, 2009

By Gary Nabhan

This last week, I went out into the desert to find an old friend in her trailer-turned-artisanal kitchen. My friend is a Hispanic woman who lost her job after 9/11 in a...

read more... Tags: Biodiversity, Uncategorized


High School Students Share Summer’s Bounty

Jul. 22, 2009

by Heidi Busse

Madison, Wisc. – When students get to work in a garden, good things happen. An empty lot is transformed into edible fields, students learn job skills that connect them with...

read more... Tags: Biodiversity, Farms and Farming, Film/TV/Radio, Youth Food Movement


Catch my drift? With a gust of wind, an Iowa crop duster can squash an organic farm

Jul. 20, 2009

by Kurt Michael Friese (this post originally appeared on Grist)

Grinnell Heritage Farm is 152 years old. Andrew Dunham is the fifth generation of his family to work this land about 50 miles east...

read more... Tags: Biodiversity, Contaminated Food, Farms and Farming, Food Justice, Labeling, News, Current Event, Take Action


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