Slow Food USA Blog

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

Earth Day thoughts

Apr. 22, 2010

As I drove from the Columbus OH airport towards Athens, I passed a billboard that read “Every day is Earth Day for a farmer.” A dairy barn on my left, fields on my right. I was headed into the...

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Hardwick VT: the town that food saved

Mar. 30, 2010

by intern Valerie Scott

We all know what local, sustainable food can do for the health of our bodies, but could it also be a cure for the health of ailing economies? Ben Hewitt’s book The...

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Chicago Honey Co-op

Mar. 18, 2010

by intern Lila Wilmerding

At the beginning of the century, Michael Thompson left his career in landscaping to give conventional farming a try in Northern Illinois. Finding little appeal in corn...

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Riots or Rebellions? Eric Holt-Giménez Looks at the World Food Crisis

Mar. 17, 2010

by intern Julia Landau

“Food riot??” asked an indignant Eric Holt-Giménez at a talk he gave in New York City on March 5, referring to protests in response to the 2008 food crisis....

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One take on the soda tax

Mar. 15, 2010

by intern Valerie Scott

I wish I was virtuous enough to stick to just water and wine, but I’m not – like most of America, I like soda. So why do I support the controversial proposal in...

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