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

Vilsack Chosen as Ag Secretary

Dec. 19, 2008

Alack and alas, despite a petition that garnered over 50,000 signatures in less than 2 weeks, Obama yesterday named former Iowa Governor and ethanol proponent Tom Vilsack as the new Secretary of...

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Take Action: Obama is waiting to hear from you

Dec. 8, 2008

Speak up about the future Secretary of Agriculture ASAP!

'Tis the season for Presidential cabinet appointments, and while you probably won’t find a surprise appointment in your own stocking, you...

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How do you feel about genetically engineered corn?

Dec. 2, 2008

The fact that the EU won’t allow in most genetically engineered crops is a fairly good indication that there may be good reason to be skeptical about the healthfulness of genetically modified...

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NYC Takes on Food Politics

Nov. 24, 2008

When it comes to food policy, Bloombergian New York City has already made a high profile name for itself—as the banner of transfats, as the litigious fighter for restaurants to list calories...

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News from Terra Madre: Slow Food USA gets political

Nov. 6, 2008

There’s still a buzz on the streets today—it’s the buzz of huge voter turnout, of citizen investment, of millions of Americans throwing their hats in the ring.

What better time...

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