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

Take Action to Save Alaska’s Salmon

Jan. 7, 2009

by Slow Food USA staffer Patrick Keeler

“Good Luck, and Good Fishin'”

Those were the words of Alaska’s Governor Sarah Palin on opening day of salmon fishing season in June of 2007 to...

read more... Tags: News, Current Event, Seafood, Take Action


Toque Reform: Spawning Biodiversity

Nov. 1, 2008

by Jennifer M. Hall

There was no shortage of story displayed around the room, but as you would hope, the best story was on the plate...plate after plate of Salmon Nation. Al Kowitz, who...

read more... Tags: Biodiversity, Farms and Farming, Seafood


Rising Tides, Sinking Catch

Sep. 16, 2008

by Leigh Belanger, Chefs Collaborative

For everyone trying to purchase, prepare, and eat good clean and fair food, navigating the ocean waters can be a tricky proposition. Wild fish populations...

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Sourcing Sustainable Seafood

Jun. 24, 2008

As we’ve discussed on this blog many times before, seafood stocks around the world are in trouble for a host of reasons, including overfishing, pollution, etc. Oftentimes chefs, consumers, and...

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Fall Run Chinook Salmon in Trouble

Mar. 17, 2008

Scientists are scratching their heads over the mysterious dropoff of fall run Chinook salmon in the Sacramento River. Things are so bad that a federal advisory panel is looking at putting a...

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