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

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


“Out on a Limb” Heirloom Apple CSA

Jul. 15, 2009

by Slow Food USA Biodiversity Intern Regina Fitzsimmons

"Why not go out on a limb? That’s where the fruit is."
- Mark Twain

This September, kitchens in Portland, Maine and the surrounding...

read more... Tags: Biodiversity, Farms and Farming


The Longer the Wait, the Sweeter the Jam

Jun. 29, 2009

By David Buchanan, Slow Food Portland, ME

Last week I picked a perfectly ripe strawberry in the front yard, brought it into the kitchen and laid it on the table. Didn’t seem right to eat...

read more... Tags: Biodiversity, Farms and Farming


Better Oversight of GE Crops?

Jun. 25, 2009

by Slow Food USA Biodiversity Intern Regina Fitzsimmons


Do you want better oversight of GE Crops?
You have 5 days to tell the USDA what you think…

In the winter months of the Bush...

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


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