Slow Food USA Blog

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

FAO Summit Convenes

Jun. 2, 2008

“Amazingly, there is very little attention being paid to what fundamentally underpins all of our food systems - biodiversity and the services provided by ecosystems, such as soil, water and...

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Healing Hospitals

May. 29, 2008

If you’ve been in a hospital recently, whether as a patient or as a visitor, you know that the saddest thing in there might be the food. Maybe you’ve even wondered: how can they serve this junk...

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Farm Bill Passes in House…Senate next?

May. 15, 2008

Yesterday the (Food and) Farm Bill passed in the House and is poised to pass in the Senate today. As we mentioned last week, Bush is ready to veto but the numbers in the House vote suggest that...

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Chicago Lifts Foie Gras Ban

May. 15, 2008

In the New York Times Dining section today, I read this:
Chicagoans can feast on foie gras once more. The Chicago City Council just repealed the ban on its sale that it put in place two years...

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Food Policy Here at Home

May. 8, 2008

by Slow Food USA staffer Jerusha Klemperer
Again and again at the United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development sessions on Agriculture, representatives from other countries reported that...

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