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Slow Food USA Blog

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

Opportunities for Students: Two Contests and a Conference about Healthy School Food

Feb. 18, 2010

by intern Julia Landau

Right now, the National Farm to School Network is running two contests for grade school and college students, and has its fifth National Farm to Cafeteria Conference on...

read more... Tags: Event, Farms and Farming, Film/TV/Radio, Food Justice, News, Current Event, School Food, Take Action


Secretary Vilsack speaks to the people

Feb. 11, 2010

by intern Julia Landau

Yesterday afternoon, USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack hosted a conference call for ordinary citizens where he explained the Administration’s priorities for the Child...

read more... Tags: Farms and Farming, Film/TV/Radio, Food Justice, News, Current Event, Policy, School Food, Take Action


Livestock Odds and Ends

Feb. 5, 2010

1. Biopic about Temple Grandin, humane slaughterhouse designer and generally fascinating person, stars Claire Danes and airs this weekend on HBO.

2. NAIS no longer a problem! Niiiiiiiice. “Faced...

read more... Tags: Farms and Farming, Film/TV/Radio, Labeling, Policy


School Lunch debate picking up speed

Feb. 4, 2010

The debate around school lunch and child nutrition is gathering major momentum. The 2 big reasons why:


On Monday, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Vilsack will speak at a National Press Club...

read more... Tags: Event, Farms and Farming, Film/TV/Radio, Food Justice, News, Current Event, Policy, School Food, Take Action


Dinner from the Dumpster

Jan. 28, 2010

by Emily Vaughn

No matter how sustainably produced your food purchases are, food that goes uneaten is a waste of resources and a major pollutant.  Food scraps make up nearly 13 percent of...

read more... Tags: Film/TV/Radio, Food Justice, Uncategorized


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