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

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...

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


The Edible Garden

Aug. 18, 2009

Green space is necessary in a big, gray city like ours (that’s NYC, for those of you who didn’t know where the Slow Food USA home office is!). These days, more and more green spaces are growing...

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Checking in on the “Grow out:” a visit to Heritage Farm

Aug. 14, 2009

by Anne Obelnicki, RAFT Grow-Out Project Coordinator

Towards the end of July I had the pleasure of visiting John Harkins at Heritage Farm on Aquidneck Island (Portsmouth), Rhode Island. John is...

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