Slow Food USA Blog

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

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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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