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Slow Food USA Blog

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

The final whimpers of the Food and Farm Bill

Mar. 28, 2008

Although Congress passed an extension on 2002’s Farm Bill until April 18, requiems are already being said for the hopes and dreams everyone had for radical change.
"A little more than a year...

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Bruce Sterling & Metropolis Miss the Point: By, well, about as far as you can miss it

Mar. 26, 2008

The March, 2008 issue of Metropolis focuses on the overarching idea of localism and its relationship to sustainability. It is, as always, a beautiful and well-written issue, but in it one...

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SF Atlanta Gets Good Press

Mar. 24, 2008

In case you missed this, Atlanta’s “Sunday Paper” had this to say about its convivium, and founding leader (and Southern Regional Governor) Julie Schaffer:

Preserving traditions

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New corn on the blog

Mar. 18, 2008

by Membership Assistant, Julia De Martini Day
"Sin maíz, no hay país!" “Without corn, there is no country!” were the words chanted by the Independent Women’s Movement on International Women’s...

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We are inside a mountain in the Arctic because

Mar. 7, 2008


Back in August, in the New Yorker, John Seabrook wrote about the world’s first global seed bank that was being built inside a mountain in the Arctic, in Norway. Lo these many months later, The...

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