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Slow Food USA Blog

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

Comment period to tell USDA what you think about genetically engineered food

Feb. 10, 2010

The USDA thinks we (consumers) don’t care about genetically engineered food. So, here’s your chance to tell them they’re wrong about that.

Background: Despite the fact that in 2006 genetically...

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


Food safety updates and action items

Feb. 3, 2010

Poop and salad: two great tastes that go great together? Bleccccch. Consumer Reports tested bagged leafy greens and found “bacteria that are common indicators of poor sanitation and fecal...

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


One teacher’s brave look at school lunch

Feb. 1, 2010

by intern Jackie Fortin [a closer look at the story we touched on in last week’s "Latest School Lunch News."]

“Let’s think about what we give students to ingest,” says Mrs. Q, an...

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


Food Safety at your Finger Tips

Jan. 14, 2010

As more foodborne illness outbreaks continue to come to light, there is growing demand to know more about where foods originate. When you buy directly from the producer, i.e. at the farm or at the...

read more... Tags: Contaminated Food, Labeling, News, Current Event


Food News: Bits and Bites

Jan. 4, 2010

What we’ll be talking about this year: Marion Nestle outlines her predictions for the top food news issues for 2010.

Sustainable chef gets a mainstream nod: Yum Sugar readers name Rick Bayless...

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


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