Slow Food USA Blog

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

Michael Pollan wants you to eat food

Jan. 5, 2010

Some people want to be told what to eat. Ever get asked about “the Slow Food diet?” I do. Countless times I’ve explained that there is no slow food diet, that it’s not meant...

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Two More Days to Say How you Feel About Corporate Control of the Food Supply

Dec. 29, 2009

I just wrote the Department of Justice a long email detailing how, as a consumer, I am affected by corporate control of the food supply. Now it’s your turn. Your voice absolutely matters: they...

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A very busy Slow Food Land and Sea

Dec. 3, 2009

by Intern Alaine Janosy

After spending over an hour speaking with Maureen Marinkovich and Linda Degnan Cobos, chapter leaders of Slow Food Land and Sea, I wanted to jump on a plane to San Juan...

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Food you can believe in

Nov. 16, 2009

by SFUSA President, Josh Viertel

Jonathan Safran Foer and I hold nearly the same beliefs about eating meat. That said, I have a freezer full of goat necks, marrow bones, and pork belly, and he...

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Small slaughterhouses may catch a break

Nov. 4, 2009

by intern Emily Stephenson

The USDA is preparing to implement new legislation soon that will allow slaughterhouses with 25 or fewer employees to ship meat across state lines. At first the news...

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