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Slow Food USA Blog

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

Riots or Rebellions? Eric Holt-Giménez Looks at the World Food Crisis

Mar. 17, 2010

by intern Julia Landau

“Food riot??” asked an indignant Eric Holt-Giménez at a talk he gave in New York City on March 5, referring to protests in response to the 2008 food crisis....

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


A Local School Food Victory in Massachusetts

Mar. 17, 2010

by Alex Loud, leader of Slow Food Boston

For a number of years now, a host of organizations in Massachusetts have been pushing to reduce the amount of junk food being marketed in public schools...

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


Fixing School Lunch in America

Feb. 26, 2010

by intern Christine Binder

Last month, I attended a meeting of parents at a Brooklyn public school. Janet Poppendieck, the author of Free for All: Fixing School Lunch in America, led a...

read more... Tags: Book, Farms and Farming, Food Justice, Labeling, Policy, School Food, Take Action


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


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