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

Standing fast against fast food labor practices

Apr. 4, 2008

By Slow Food USA staff member Winnie Yang
In the Spring 2008 issue of the Snail (coming soon to a mailbox near you, if you’re a member), Candelario Velazquez describes the struggle of farmworkers...

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The final whimpers of the Food and Farm Bill

Mar. 28, 2008

Although Congress passed an extension on 2002’s Farm Bill until April 18, requiems are already being said for the hopes and dreams everyone had for radical change.
"A little more than a year...

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


Weighing in on NAIS

Feb. 18, 2008

Slow Food Chicago member Anne Marie Klaske of NA-DA FARM (near DeKalb, IL) wrote to us about her family’s unexpected encounter with the NAIS system.
An interesting reverberation and consequence...

read more... Tags: Farms and Farming, Labeling, Meat, News, Current Event, Policy


Farm Bill Update

Feb. 13, 2008

It’s been a while since we’ve done any Farm Bill alerts, so here goes, since things are starting to get rolling again for the final push. Thanks to our friends at Community Food Security...

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Help Save the New Mexican Chile

Feb. 12, 2008

The New Mexico State Legislature recently passed Senate Bill 60 that provides New Mexico State University (NMSU) $250,000 for: “research on mechanical harvesting and genetic engineering of chile…”...

read more... Tags: Biodiversity, Farms and Farming, Policy, Take Action


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