Slow Food USA Blog

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

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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The Latest on Country of Origin Labeling (COOL)

Sep. 26, 2008

You have to wonder how many people would buy a package of ground hamburger meat if it had a nice big label that said: “this meat comes from six different countries! And may contain part of dozens...

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What a Load of Crap

Jul. 31, 2008

by Slow Food USA intern Sara Hoffman
The State of Vermont is going to court against a compost pile.
The Vermont Compost Company (VCC), started to meet the needs of farmers and amateur gardeners...

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Friday Links

Jul. 25, 2008

A delightful little review of a deep-fried sandwich, notable both for the sandwich, yes (and YUM), but also for the intro paragraph which gets at the great food divide in this country–the growing...

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Mommy, Can I Have Organic Carrots?

Jun. 6, 2008

by Slow Food USA staffer Patrick Keeler
If the recent Farm Bill controversy wasn’t enough to roil us up, recent discussions via Tuft’s COMFOOD listserv in regards to the Women Infant & Children...

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