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Slow Food USA Blog

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

$5 Challenge, McMuffins, and the Cost of Food

Sep. 21, 2011

Author Anna Lappe makes a homemade organic egg/muffin sandwich and tries to answer the question: Is fast food really cheaper, no matter how you slice it? And if so, what does that even mean for the nation’s poor?

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Over 5,570 meals shared

Sep. 18, 2011

Yesterday, as part of the $5 Challenge, over 5,570 meals took place all over the country. Hundreds of people submitted photos as well as sharing what parts of the challenge were difficult and what made it difficult.

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One Woman’s Budget-Conscious Approach to Slow Food Value Meals

Sep. 9, 2011

Out of work and prospects dim for the foreseeable future, Amy knew that her household food budget had to take a hit. She also knew that she didn’t want to lose enthusiasm for cooking, for sharing meals with her family, and her friends. This is her story.

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It’s Easy! It’s Hard! Slow food for the price of fast food

Aug. 26, 2011

“In one moment I am buying something and can’t believe how much I get for so little money; the next item I pick up gives me sticker shock. How can both of these things be true?” the author asks.

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Today we launch our campaign to take back the value meal

Aug. 17, 2011

Today, Slow Food USA launches the $5 Challenge, our campaign to take back the value meal.

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