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Slow Food USA Blog

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

Why Heritage Chickens Are Slow For More Reasons Than One

Mar. 18, 2014

Josiah Lockart, Executive Manager of Lockhart Family Farm, explains why customers pay more for heritage chickens than conventional chickens. The time to raise heritage chicken takes about 3 to 5 times longer than conventional chicken, which are bred and raised to grow unnaturally fast.

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Can a Small Town Tavern Become a Flagship Business for Local Foods?

Mar. 13, 2014

One of the perplexities of the farm-to-table movement is that it is both pervasive and scarce all at the same time. Its evolution is spotty. Slow Food Wallowas Co-chair and Author, Lynne Curry, shares her story about her mission to open a farm-to-table tavern in the tiny Oregon town of Lostine.

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Slow Meat 2014: In Search of Solutions

Mar. 7, 2014

What can we do to ensure all meat in the 21st Century is Good, Clean and Fair? Those are the questions we hope to begin to answer this summer in Denver, Colorado at Slow Meat 2014.

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The True Benefits of Organic Farming

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.

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Are you “Food Enough” to represent Slow Food USA in Italy?

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.

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