Slow Food USA Blog

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

Another victory for the Coalition of Immokalee Workers

Mar. 12, 2009

Thanks to all of those of you who wrote letters to Florida Governor Charlie Crist, urging him to acknowledge the slave labor conditions in Immokalee Florida.

After several months of resistance,...

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A Slow Food Reading List

Mar. 9, 2009

From time to time we get requests from people for a Slow Food reading list. In the days before the blog, there was the Slow Food Forum, and on it lived an evolving document to this effect. We’ve...

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What’s for Lunch?

Feb. 26, 2009

This week we have been focusing on the Farm to College efforts around the country. Today, we shift our focus to K-12, where what is served in the lunchroom is also a) up for grabs and b) vitally...

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USDA no. 2 pick is surprising and exciting

Feb. 24, 2009

First Vilsack surprised us all with his ripping up concrete and laying down dirt*; with his comments about supporting local food; with his confession about childhood obesity.

Then on Monday--in...

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Dear Mom-in-Chief

Feb. 12, 2009

by Debra Eschmeyer

As First Lady you have the ability to set the table for what our nation’s children eat by adding a plank of food justice to your platform. Many ideas have already been...

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