Slow Food USA Blog

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

A Young Omnivore’s Dilemma

Nov. 10, 2009

by Daniel Lewis

The Young Reader’s Edition of Michael Pollan’s bestselling exposé, The Omnivore’s Dilemma, is a lot like the original. Both books contain most of the same...

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Vegetable Love, even in late October

Oct. 30, 2009

by intern Grace Mitchell

In July, I befriended a twelve-year-old boy, Jackson, who proclaimed to me his fierce love for vegetables of all kinds and his disappointment in his peers who, unlike...

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The Chain Never Slows

Oct. 22, 2009

In meatpacking plants, the speed of processing is set by a chain conveyor system, and the industry is governed by a simple philosophy: faster is better. In this op-ed piece journalist Genoways uncovers some of the hidden costs of this system and urges us all to advocate for change.

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No Impact Man and the Pursuit of Happiness

Sep. 14, 2009

In dieting, I learned early on, exercises in extremes do not yield good results. Starve yourself of chocolate, and you can be sure the first thing you’ll do when no one is looking is dive...

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Urban Bounty: Veggies, Fowl, Pork and Tumbleweaves

Sep. 3, 2009

“What the hay is an urban farmer?!” It’s a question both Farm City author cum Oakland’s “Ghost Town Farm”(er) Novella Carpenter and myself have wrestled with, and...

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