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Slow Food USA Blog

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

School lunch support from Congresswoman Nita Lowey

Feb. 12, 2010

by Dr. Susan Rubin and Linda Viertel, chapter board members of Slow Food Westchester

When it comes to our food system, everyone has a different wake up call. For Congresswoman Nita Lowey, it...

read more... Tags: Event, Food Justice, Labeling, Policy, School Food


Michelle Obama Launches Childhood Obesity Effort

Feb. 9, 2010

by intern Julia Landau

Calling the childhood obesity epidemic “eminently solvable,” today the First Lady rolled out her plan to eradicate this serious health threat within one...

read more... Tags: Farms and Farming, Food Justice, Labeling, News, Current Event, Policy, School Food, Take Action, Youth Food Movement


Livestock Odds and Ends

Feb. 5, 2010

1. Biopic about Temple Grandin, humane slaughterhouse designer and generally fascinating person, stars Claire Danes and airs this weekend on HBO.

2. NAIS no longer a problem! Niiiiiiiice. “Faced...

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


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


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