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Slow Food USA Blog

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

Farmarazzi/Ag-gag Update

Jul. 20, 2011

The “ag-gag” bills that cropped up in Iowa, Florida, Minnesota and New York are dead.

read more... Tags: Farms and Farming, News, Current Event, Policy, Take Action


2 sustainable seafood initiatives

Jul. 12, 2011

2 sustainable seafood initiatives worth checking out: combating invasive fish species and reforming the “catch shares” system.

read more... Tags: Biodiversity, Policy, Seafood, Take Action


What film’s getting all the buzz? Vanishing of the Bees.

May. 23, 2011

In recent months over 50 chapters have organized screenings of the documentary Vanishing of the Bees. We asked Slow Food DC member Kate Hill to reflect on the experience of hosting a screening.

read more... Tags: Biodiversity, Event, Film/TV/Radio, Take Action


Moving From Conscious Consumer to Engaged Citizen

May. 4, 2011

While many of us have become more conscious about the impacts of our personal food choices, we can’t fix the broken food system simply by changing what’s on our plate.

read more... Tags: Book, Food Justice, Policy, Take Action


Goats, pigs, cows, farm dogs ready for their close-ups

May. 4, 2011

Legislation pending in Iowa would make taking photos of a farm a criminal act. Similar bills have failed this year in Florida, New York, and Minnesota. We think a well-managed farm should have nothing to hide.

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


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