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

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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Vermont Farm To Plate: A Statewide Food System Initiative

Dec. 12, 2013

If there’s one takeaway from the Vermont Farm To Plate annual gathering, it’s that our regional food system is in very good hands.

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A Kentucky Heritage Tradition Worth Saving

Nov. 27, 2013

When you ask a 6-year-old to trace her or his hand and create a turkey with construction paper, it is the Kentucky Bourbon Red that will be proudly gracing the refrigerator.

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From Crisis to Riches: Valuing the Wealth of Local Agriculture

Nov. 12, 2013

Kirikou is a young boy, bursting with curiosity. When something bad happens in his village, the elders blame the evil witch Karaba. But Kirikou looks around, tries to understand, and in the end manages to solve the problems himself. Kirikou is a character in an animated film, but his adventures are not actually so far from reality.

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What is Food Biodiversity and Why Does It Matter?

Nov. 7, 2013

Although the term biodiversity was not even coined until 1985, the more particular term food biodiversity now helps us describe the cornucopia of distinctive kinds of fruits, nuts, vegetables, tubers, greens, herbs and oilseeds that we intuitively associate with flavor, nutrition, food security, abundance and health.

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