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

FOOD, Inc. Hits Theatres (and throws a punch at agribusiness, too)

Jun. 9, 2009

There are a bunch of sustainable food documentaries that have been kicking around our circles for a few years now. Some of them are very good--enlightening, celebratory, inspiring, damning. But...

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Meat and Morality

Apr. 21, 2009

The title of Nicolette Hahn Niman’s compelling new book, Righteous Porkchop, is honest, and indicates one of the book’s strengths—its exploration of the moral issues behind our...

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Free Range Pigs Won’t Kill Ya

Apr. 13, 2009

I’ll subtitle this post “How to look underneath a news story.” When I read the op-ed in the Times last week claiming that a new study has revealed that free range pigs are more likely than...

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Discussing the Limitations of Organic Agriculture

Mar. 4, 2009

Two articles caught our eye this week, both exploring the potential limitations of organic agriculture.

Paul Roberts' article in Mother Jones is called “Spoiled: Organic and Local Is So...

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Peanut Butter Recall Redux

Feb. 17, 2009

Have you been playing ostrich, head in the sand, hoping that your slow eating habits mean you are safe from all the peanut recall madness? Amazingly, it is a story that is not going away any...

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