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Slow Food USA Blog

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

Have A Slow Food Passover

Apr. 1, 2015

Our nation is enslaved to an industrial food system that is making us sick and fat. It abuses workers (with many cases of modern day slavery), is inhumane to animals, pollutes our drinking water with manure and pesticides, and contributes to climate change. Eating is a religious act. These foods do not reflect Jewish values of humane treatment of animals, workers rights, protecting the environment and human health.

read more... Tags: Biodiversity, Event, Film/TV/Radio, Food Justice, News, Current Event, Policy


TEDxManhattan, Part 1

Mar. 20, 2015

Our guide to TED's annual food conference.

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Bearing the Banner of Traditional Cheese

Sep. 25, 2014

What will be the fate of traditional cheese? Will Roquefort be gone forever? What about cheeses aged on wood? What about raw milk cheese? To the dismay of cheese enthusiasts everywhere, questions continue to mount … but support is out there.

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Well, The Farm Bill Happened

Feb. 10, 2014

After too many years of uncertainty, with a stroke of a pen on Friday, President Barack Obama signaled the USDA can get back to the business of supporting our nation’s farmers and making sure Americans can put food on their tables. That’s the good news.

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Back to the Future: Compromise Farm Bill Will At Least Bring U.S. Farm Policy into the 21st Century

Jan. 29, 2014

Depending on whom you ask, the new Farm Bill approved by House-Senate negotiators represents a big bipartisan victory. Or, it's an affront to the democratic process.

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