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

Help Save the New Mexican Chile

Feb. 12, 2008

The New Mexico State Legislature recently passed Senate Bill 60 that provides New Mexico State University (NMSU) $250,000 for: “research on mechanical harvesting and genetic engineering of chile…”...

read more... Tags: Biodiversity, Farms and Farming, Policy, Take Action


Year of the Potato

Feb. 5, 2008

Overheard walking down the NYC street yesterday: “I don’t eat potatoes; it’s a texture thing.” A curious statement given the tremendous variety of potato preparation, not to mention potatoes...

read more... Tags: Biodiversity, Farms and Farming, News, Current Event


New convivium tastes turkeys

Jan. 10, 2008

by Cerelle Centeno

A group of foodies in Columbia, SC is in the process of creating a Slow Food convivium. In an effort to spread the word and to begin hosting events, we held a turkey tasting on...

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Mesquite Gathering

Dec. 3, 2007

by Gay Chanler
I celebrated the New Year twice in 2007. The first occasion was on January 1st, in the tradition of the western world. In the second instance it was July first, when I was a guest...

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Christmas Lima Beans

Nov. 27, 2007

by Sara Roahen, member of the SFUSA Ark-Presidia Committee

The row of Christmas lima beans on a shelf at my local Whole Foods Market in Philadelphia disappears more rapidly than those of the...

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