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

The April Terrace

Apr. 26, 2015

Suddenly in April, a robin starts to sing. The song is improbably bucolic, lovely in the enormous city. Listening to it, I feel as if I have been holding my breath and am now able to exhale for the first time in months. In the following days, near 5 A.M., the robin is joined by others. They are the Brooklyn dawn chorus, returned from winter quarters.

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Meat, Climate Change, and Industry Tripe

Apr. 9, 2015

Washington Post food-politics columnist Ezra Klein has taken a stand: people should eat less meat, because of its vast greenhouse gas footprint. To make his case, Ezra cited the FAO’s landmark “Livestock’s Long Shadow” report, which found that global meat production is responsible for 18 percent of total greenhouse gas emissions.

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Have A Slow Food Passover

Apr. 1, 2015

Our nation is enslaved to an industrial food system that is making us sick and fat. It abuses workers (with many cases of modern day slavery), is inhumane to animals, pollutes our drinking water with manure and pesticides, and contributes to climate change. Eating is a religious act. These foods do not reflect Jewish values of humane treatment of animals, workers rights, protecting the environment and human health.

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TEDxManhattan, Part 1

Mar. 20, 2015

Our guide to TED's annual food conference.

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What Farm-to-Table Means for the Next Generation

Jul. 16, 2014

This summer, I took my passion for "farm-to-table" to a place it's never been aired before: America's most-loved cooking competition, Food Network Star.

read more... Tags: Cooking, Farms and Farming, Film/TV/Radio


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