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Slow Food USA Blog

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

Pitting Safe Food Against Healthy Food

Oct. 8, 2009

by Debbie Lehmann, the editor of School Lunch Talk, a blog about school food. She is currently studying economics and public policy at Brown University.

I’ve been feeling relatively...

read more... Tags: Contaminated Food, Labeling, Meat, News, Current Event, Policy, School Food


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...

read more... Tags: Biodiversity, Contaminated Food, Farms and Farming, Food Justice, Labeling, News, Current Event, Policy, Take Action


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...

read more... Tags: Biodiversity, Contaminated Food, Farms and Farming, Labeling, News, Current Event, Policy, Take Action


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...

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


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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