Slow Food USA Blog

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

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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Yes We Can: Change Our Broken Food System

Nov. 5, 2008

by Slow Food USA

On this day after the election, the staff of Slow Food USA took a moment to talk about how we can build on the momentum of Barack Obama’s historic Presidential win. While...

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Dear Mr. President

Oct. 14, 2008

If Michael Pollan were to write the future President a letter, would it get read? Let’s say he published it in the New York Times, in the glossy Sunday magazine? It seems obvious that the...

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