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

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


Gleaning

Jun. 12, 2008

This piece, from Huffington Post, got us thinking about the practice of gleaning. Apparently a food pantry director in New Hampshire, faced with a food shortage that has become commonplace in...

read more... Tags: Farms and Farming, Film/TV/Radio, Food Justice


Mommy, Can I Have Organic Carrots?

Jun. 6, 2008

by Slow Food USA staffer Patrick Keeler
If the recent Farm Bill controversy wasn’t enough to roil us up, recent discussions via Tuft’s COMFOOD listserv in regards to the Women Infant & Children...

read more... Tags: Food Justice, Policy


Victory! A Penny a Pound

May. 27, 2008

An exciting update for those of you who have been following the fight (both in the news and here on our blog) between the Coalition of Immokalee Workers and Burger King: Burger King has finally...

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


Food Deserts

May. 8, 2008

by Slow Food USA staffer Julia DeMartini Day
While the United Nations discusses desertification in drought-plagued areas of the developing world, an article in Monday’s NY Times brought our...

read more... Tags: Food Justice


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