Slow Food USA Blog

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

Do corporations have too much control over our food supply?

Dec. 17, 2009

Now is our chance to speak up. For the first time ever, the U.S. Department of Justice is on a fact-finding mission looking at how big business controls food and farming -- and they want to hear...

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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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Watch Food Inc. at home with friends

Nov. 2, 2009

Food Inc., the movie that caused quite a stir earlier this year by exposing the shocking truth about the food we eat, was released today on DVD and Blu-Ray. As we previously highlighted on this...

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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...

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