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Slow Food USA Blog

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

Rebuilding New Orleans

Sep. 26, 2007

In the 2 years since Hurricane Katrina ravaged New Orleans, Slow Food leader/enthusiast/activist Poppy Tooker has been fighting hard to revive New Orleans food communities. One such community is...

read more... Tags: Biodiversity, Farms and Farming, Film/TV/Radio, News, Current Event


101 Reasons Not to be Discouraged by The (Food and) Farm Bill

Sep. 19, 2007

After all of these months of reading and learning, and rallying and writing, it’s hard not to be discouraged by the Farm Bill. A disappointingly familiar version passed in the House this summer,...

read more... Tags: Farms and Farming, News, Current Event, Policy


Snobs or Saviors? Slow Food Must First Save Itself

Sep. 15, 2007

Renee Ciulla, an organic farmer in Montana, has written an interesting and well researched piece on NewFarm.org on the Slow Food Movement, inspired in part by her trip to see founder Carlo Petrini...

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Food Recalls: Simply Another Reason to Go Slow

Aug. 27, 2007

The folks in Florida have noticed the wisdom of eating locally:
Rat poison in pet food from China. E. coli in bagged spinach from California. Peanut butter tainted with salmonella from Nebraska....

read more... Tags: Contaminated Food, Labeling, News, Current Event


Is Eating Local Even Possible?

Aug. 26, 2007

In her latest blog, Suzi Steffen poses this rhetorical gem: Is eating local even possible?
Eating local — goat cheese from the farmers' market or eggs from my friends' chickens, vegetables and...

read more... Tags: Book, Farms and Farming, News, Current Event


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