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

More notes from the U.N.

May. 7, 2008

by Slow Food USA staffer Jerusha Klemperer
As this article from last Friday’s Wall Street Journal reports, the U.S. has proposed 770 million additional dollars of food aid to address the growing...

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Report from the U.N.

May. 6, 2008

by Slow Food USA staffer Jerusha Klemperer
Greetings from inside the United Nations where I am observing sessions of the Commission on Sustainable Development; this particular two-year cycle of...

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Global Food Crisis

Apr. 28, 2008

The UN has scheduled a 2-day meeting in Bern, Switzerland, to discuss solutions to the escalating global food crisis. It will surely also be a hot topic of conversation when the Commission on...

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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...

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