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Slow Food USA Blog

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

Well, The Farm Bill Happened

Feb. 10, 2014

After too many years of uncertainty, with a stroke of a pen on Friday, President Barack Obama signaled the USDA can get back to the business of supporting our nation’s farmers and making sure Americans can put food on their tables. That’s the good news.

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Back to the Future: Compromise Farm Bill Will At Least Bring U.S. Farm Policy into the 21st Century

Jan. 29, 2014

Depending on whom you ask, the new Farm Bill approved by House-Senate negotiators represents a big bipartisan victory. Or, it's an affront to the democratic process.

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Increasing Smiles Through Vegetables

Jan. 22, 2014

I can explain why I serve with FoodCorps like this: it’s a combination of fun, yummy food, mounds of dirt and self-interest.

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Slow Food Almanac: A review of 2013

Jan. 9, 2014

Discover all the actions that the Slow Food and Terra Madre network is undertaking around the world to guarantee access to good, clean and fair food for everyone; to fight the absurdity of a hyper-industrialized food system; to preserve the wealth of biodiversity; and to educate the adults of today and those of tomorrow about how to guarantee a better future, cultivated with care and love.

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5,000 Miles for Soil: Guerilla Gardening Across Europe

Dec. 30, 2013

An Irishman named Peter, cycled around Europe working at seed banks and farms. He was telling me this story and after, all I was able to think about was hopping on a bike and pedaling somewhere, plants in hand.

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