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

How the USDA Helped Bring Processed Food to School Lunch

Jul. 31, 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.

Most adults don’t have glorious...

read more... Tags: Food Justice, Labeling, Policy, School Food


Take Action on Food Safety Bill HR 2749

Jul. 29, 2009

Call your representative today and urge them to support the Kaptur-Farr Food Safety Proposal.

H.R. 2749, The Food Safety Enhancement Act, has been moving through committee and now is slated to go...

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


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


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