Slow Food USA Blog

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

Alaskans get creative about school lunch (and join the Time for Lunch campaign, natch)

Jul. 28, 2009

by Slow Food USA campaign intern Stephanie Miller

Here at Slow Food USA, we started our Time for Lunch campaign because providing kids with local, healthy food at school is a goal worth fighting...

read more... Tags: Bread, Farms and Farming, Food Justice, Policy, School Food, Take Action

Catch my drift? With a gust of wind, an Iowa crop duster can squash an organic farm

Jul. 20, 2009

by Kurt Michael Friese (this post originally appeared on Grist)

Grinnell Heritage Farm is 152 years old. Andrew Dunham is the fifth generation of his family to work this land about 50 miles east...

read more... Tags: Biodiversity, Contaminated Food, Farms and Farming, Food Justice, Labeling, News, Current Event, Take Action

What’s on Your Plate?

Jul. 16, 2009

by Gabrielle Redner

Not only does Catherine Gund’s film, What’s On Your Plate? educates its audience about where our food comes from, it also investigates why getting good food to all people all...

read more... Tags: Farms and Farming, Film/TV/Radio, Food Justice, School Food, Take Action, Youth Food Movement

School Lunch for the Obamas (And How We Can Make Public School Meals Just as Good)

Jul. 14, 2009

Deborah Lehmann is an editor of School Lunch Talk, a blog about school food. She is currently studying economics and public policy at Brown University.

Ever wonder what the Obama daughters eat...

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Why Twenty-Somethings Should Care About School Lunch

Jul. 9, 2009

By Claire Stanford

For many (most?) twenty-somethings like myself, issues like school lunch can be murky and distant. I’m not eating school lunch; nor do I have children who are eating...

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