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Slow Food USA Blog

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

Biodiversity - Growing Wonder

Jul. 18, 2013

Biodiversity is an environmental necessity. The vast, distinct combinations of DNA needed to create the foods we eat and the world we live in are a resource that needs protecting. Without this resource we risk famine and disease. Without it, we lose the resiliency to adapt to our changing world. This dire reality is a good reason for Slow Food to embrace the need to support biodiversity through projects like the Ark of Taste and Presidia. Still, there may be an even better one: wonder.

read more... Tags: Biodiversity, Cooking, Farms and Farming


Indigenous Peoples Stand Up to Save Native Corn

Mar. 27, 2013

Indigenous communities in the Western Hemisphere depend on corn not only as a source of nutrition, but as the center of their cultural traditions and spirituality.

read more... Tags: Biodiversity, Food Justice


The Nopal Cactus: Prickly, but secretly succulent and sweet!

Sep. 27, 2012

The Nopal Cactus, native to the Mojave Desert, has been used for generations as a food source with multiple uses and benefits that may surprise you.

read more... Tags: Biodiversity, Cooking


Can Ark of Taste survive Katrina and Isaac?

Sep. 13, 2012

Lester & Linda L’Hoste have been working to preserve the organic Ark of Taste satsuma on their citrus farm in the wake of Hurricane Katrina and now Isaac.

read more... Tags: Biodiversity, Farms and Farming, News, Current Event, Slow Food Chapters in Action, Take Action


Albacore tuna, one at a time

Sep. 7, 2012

Tuna, the ubiquitous canned food. But, what do you really know about it? Slow Food USA member & fisherman, Jeremy Brown on Seattle’s own Albacore tuna.

read more... Tags: Biodiversity, Seafood


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