Slow Food USA Blog

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

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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Getting Vocal about School Lunch

Apr. 28, 2009

The School Lunch conversation is heating up on the Hill and off. The New York Times ran an editorial on Monday saying “The schools should not be trading their students’ health to buy office...

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Building a Sustainable Community in Kentucky

Apr. 24, 2009

We sat down with Terra Madre 2008 delegate Jim Embry to discus his perspective on sustainability, movement building and networks, based on his work as a community organizer in Lexington, Kentucky....

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