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

Slow Food Portland Visits Local Farmworker Community

May. 6, 2009

By Slow Food Portland, Oregon Committee Member Patrick Leonard

On an early Saturday morning, along with a group from Slow Food Portland, I drove down the familiar I-5 corridor to visit a large,...

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Sam Kass Serving School Lunch to Congress Today

May. 5, 2009

by Gordon Jenkins

White House chef Sam Kass and a team of Chicago high school students are serving Congressional leaders a delicious, healthy meal on Capitol Hill today in order to brief...

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


World Fair Trade Day

May. 3, 2009

by Slow Food USA Intern Melissa Rosenberg

World Fair Trade Day is just around the corner, on May 9th.  The festivities will begin at first light, with a single drummer in New Zealand, and end in...

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Food Service Provider Boycotts Florida Tomatoes

Apr. 30, 2009

As reported yesterday in the Washington Post, a BIG victory for the Coalition of Immokalee Workers and their Dine With Dignity Campaign:

Bon Appétit Management Company, a socially responsible...

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Wisconsin Fourth-Graders Boycott School Lunch

Apr. 29, 2009

by Gordon Jenkins

Patricia Mulvey reports on the blog F is for French Fry that last Friday, a group of fourth-graders at Nuestro Mundo Elementary School in Madison, WI had planned to protest the...

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