Slow Food USA Blog

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

Livestock Odds and Ends

Feb. 5, 2010

1. Biopic about Temple Grandin, humane slaughterhouse designer and generally fascinating person, stars Claire Danes and airs this weekend on HBO.

2. NAIS no longer a problem! Niiiiiiiice. “Faced...

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

Food safety updates and action items

Feb. 3, 2010

Poop and salad: two great tastes that go great together? Bleccccch. Consumer Reports tested bagged leafy greens and found “bacteria that are common indicators of poor sanitation and fecal...

read more... Tags: Contaminated Food, Farms and Farming, Labeling, Policy, Take Action

One teacher’s brave look at school lunch

Feb. 1, 2010

by intern Jackie Fortin [a closer look at the story we touched on in last week’s "Latest School Lunch News."]

“Let’s think about what we give students to ingest,” says Mrs. Q, an...

read more... Tags: Contaminated Food, Farms and Farming, Food Justice, Labeling, News, Current Event, School Food

Food Safety at your Finger Tips

Jan. 14, 2010

As more foodborne illness outbreaks continue to come to light, there is growing demand to know more about where foods originate. When you buy directly from the producer, i.e. at the farm or at the...

read more... Tags: Contaminated Food, Labeling, News, Current Event

Are Schools “Flunking” Lunch?

Jan. 6, 2010

by Gordon Jenkins

The fundamental goal of the National School Lunch Program is to ensure that every student has daily access to a healthy meal, regardless of means. But Campaign for Better...

read more... Tags: Labeling, Policy, School Food