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

Global Food Politics

Aug. 7, 2008

2 interesting articles on the global food system caught our eye–would love to hear your thoughts on each.
The shipment of 450 pounds of California Strawberries to China, for the Olympians–what...

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


Ramen every night, or

Jul. 28, 2008

We’re not sure if this is an actual trend or just journalists looking for a story but here’s a report that college students, low on dough, are turning up at food banks.
This, alongside the the...

read more... Tags: Food Justice, News, Current Event, Youth Food Movement


Fair?

Jul. 14, 2008

The fact that undocumented workers are:
a) indispensible to several industries in this country, especially food and
b) working in horrible conditions
is becoming impossible to ignore, or at least...

read more... Tags: Food Justice, News, Current Event


Poor taking hits from all sides

Jun. 23, 2008

Two interesting articles that highlight the ways in which the poor are being hit by escalating food prices–their pocketbooks, and their reputations.
1. This one from the NY Times, which discusses...

read more... Tags: Food Justice, News, Current Event


Going bananas

Jun. 19, 2008

by Slow Food USA intern Sara Hoffman

Yesterday in the New York Times, Dan Koeppel, the author of Banana: The Fate of the Fruit that Changed the World (which will be reviewed in the upcoming...

read more... Tags: Book, Farms and Farming, Food Justice


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