Slow Food USA Blog

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

More supermarket politics?

Jul. 14, 2008

The mainstream media likes to make a lot out of what our presidential frontrunners eat (usually beginning with “As Brillat-Savarin once wrote, "You are what you eat…” True, yes, but...

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Riding Coattails

Jul. 8, 2008

The main civic garden on our minds these days is the Victory Garden being planted on the front lawn of City Hall in San Francisco, for Slow Food Nation. However, there’s a group out there that...

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Poor taking hits from all sides

Jun. 23, 2008

Two interesting articles that highlight the ways in which the poor are being hit by escalating food prices–their pocketbooks, and their reputations.
1. This one from the NY Times, which discusses...

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Relief for Iowa

Jun. 23, 2008

As recently as nine months or so ago, we used to talk about “the true cost of food,” hoping that Americans could begin to understand that the ultra-cheap food as fuel they were eating was priced...

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As Water Recedes, Assessments Roll In

Jun. 17, 2008

Iowa experienced the flood of the century 15 years ago. That, of course, was a different century.
Over the last week Iowans have seen floods unlike any in living memory. 1400 city blocks in Cedar...

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