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

Are All Sugar Beets Created Equal?

Oct. 3, 2009

by biodiversity intern Alaine Janosy

Genetically modified organisms (GMO) are being introduced into our food system regularly, and there is no easy way for consumers to know if what they are...

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In the name of food safety: bulldoze, rip, shoot and poison!

Aug. 21, 2009

by Biodiversity intern Regina Fitzsimmons

Last month, HR 2749, the Food Safety Enhancement Act of 2009, passed in the House. While this legislation marginally amps up government food oversight...

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Beyond Local: Food Diversity

Aug. 13, 2009

In Dan Barber’s op-ed in the NY Times on Saturday, “You Say Tomato, I Say Agricultural Disaster,” he writes about late blight, a disease attacking tomatoes and potatoes across the Northeast this...

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NPR and Monsanto

Aug. 1, 2009

I love my public radio station. I’ll admit I even drive to work some days just to listen to the morning news (note: I live in New York City, where driving to work takes more time, costs more,...

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A Midsummer Nightmare: Tomato Blight

Jul. 29, 2009

by Winnie Yang

It’s the moment we’ve all been waiting for. We dreamt of it in the depths of winter. It’s been eagerly awaited by produce lovers, farmers, and Italian grandmas. The...

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