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

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...

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


Here’s to good news…?

Jun. 14, 2008

Everywhere you turn it’s bad news about food: tomato scares, bad harvests, peak oil and the global food crisis.
It’s hard not to feel demoralized and/or scared. As we head into this summer...

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FAO Summit Convenes

Jun. 2, 2008

“Amazingly, there is very little attention being paid to what fundamentally underpins all of our food systems - biodiversity and the services provided by ecosystems, such as soil, water and...

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