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

A Midsummer Nightmare: Tomato Blight

Jul. 29, 2009

by Winnie Yang

It’s the moment we’ve all been waiting for. We dreamt of it in the depths of winter. It’s been eagerly awaited by produce lovers, farmers, and Italian grandmas. The...

read more... Tags: Biodiversity, Contaminated Food, Farms and Farming, News, Current Event


Take Action on Food Safety Bill HR 2749

Jul. 29, 2009

Call your representative today and urge them to support the Kaptur-Farr Food Safety Proposal.

H.R. 2749, The Food Safety Enhancement Act, has been moving through committee and now is slated to go...

read more... Tags: Biodiversity, Contaminated Food, Farms and Farming, Food Justice, Labeling, News, Current Event, Policy, Take Action


Catch my drift? With a gust of wind, an Iowa crop duster can squash an organic farm

Jul. 20, 2009

by Kurt Michael Friese (this post originally appeared on Grist)

Grinnell Heritage Farm is 152 years old. Andrew Dunham is the fifth generation of his family to work this land about 50 miles east...

read more... Tags: Biodiversity, Contaminated Food, Farms and Farming, Food Justice, Labeling, News, Current Event, Take Action


Books on Food: Art, Science

Jun. 26, 2009

Part of what I love about “food books” as a genre is that the phrase is entirely non-specific, and covers everything from poetry to science, from art to history, from memoir to fiction. Today,...

read more... Tags: Book, Contaminated Food, Dairy, Farms and Farming, Food Justice, Labeling, News, Current Event, Policy


Better Oversight of GE Crops?

Jun. 25, 2009

by Slow Food USA Biodiversity Intern Regina Fitzsimmons


Do you want better oversight of GE Crops?
You have 5 days to tell the USDA what you think…

In the winter months of the Bush...

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