Slow Food USA Blog
Reflections, insights and news about the food movement and “going Slow”
Mar. 7, 2014
Recently, organic agriculture has been under attack, of sorts, by folks who claim its benefits are a bit overblown. In my humble opinion, writers such as Slate’s Melinda Wenner Moyer, make a mistake by taking a very siloed look at organics and judging it based on findings in one narrow area. They miss the entire point of the organic system, which takes an ecological or holistic approach to agriculture.
Feb. 21, 2014
Slow Food USA is looking for a few good delegates to represent us at this year’s Terra Madre and Salone del Gusto 2014. Every two years Slow Food International gathers leaders from more than 160 countries in Turin, Italy to celebrate good, clean and fair food.
Feb. 21, 2014
If you’ve been following Slow Food International lately, you may have noticed a theme in their events and announcements: Africa. In the last week, Slow Food has made their global priorities clear by relaunching the A Thousand Gardens in Africa project, announcing the appointment of new Vice President Edie Mukiibi from Uganda, and hosting 450 leaders at the Slow Food for Africa conference in Milan.
Jan. 29, 2014
Depending on whom you ask, the new Farm Bill approved by House-Senate negotiators represents a big bipartisan victory. Or, it's an affront to the democratic process.
Dec. 6, 2013
As we reflect on the life of a remarkable leader and human being, we revisit some inspiring words Nelson Mandela wrote in his autobiography, “Long Walk to Freedom”, that remind us of our ongoing commitment in Africa.