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Slow Food USA Blog

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

What is Food Biodiversity and Why Does It Matter?

Nov. 7, 2013

Although the term biodiversity was not even coined until 1985, the more particular term food biodiversity now helps us describe the cornucopia of distinctive kinds of fruits, nuts, vegetables, tubers, greens, herbs and oilseeds that we intuitively associate with flavor, nutrition, food security, abundance and health.

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Food Safety Modernization Act Threatens Our Family Farms

Nov. 4, 2013

While safe food, from field to fork, is a critical concern of responsible farmers and concerned eaters, the FDA’s presently proposed rules will burden unfairly small and mid-scale family, diversified, sustainable and organic, beginning and disadvantaged, and direct distributing and value-adding farmers. These rules threaten their farms’ financial viability and our supply of regionally and sustainably produced, healthful fruits and vegetables.

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Where Farmers Markets and CSAs Fall Short

Oct. 4, 2013

Mary Berry, daughter of poet Wendell Berry, wants to take local food beyond ‘a faddish economy.’

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A Battle Worth Fighting

Sep. 25, 2013

How the future of small family farms can be secured by our veterans through a win-win mentoring operation.

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Slow Fish Spreading to the USA

Sep. 17, 2013

The Slow Fish campaign, an international effort to promote community-based fishing, raise consumer awareness on the value of ‘underloved’ species of fish, and create dialogue on the state of fisheries management, is kicking off in New England with a two-week Youth-led program starting at New Hampshire’s annual Fishtival event.

read more... Tags: Event, Farms and Farming, Slow Food Chapters in Action, Youth Food Movement


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