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Slow Food USA Blog

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

Michelle Obama’s Obesity Summit

Apr. 15, 2010

by Debra Eschmeyer

When President Obama established a “Presidential task force on childhood obesity” in February, Grist’s Tom Laskawy wondered whether our nation’s first federal food policy...

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Crop Mobs spread, hit NYC

Apr. 13, 2010

About 2 months ago the NY Times ran a piece on Crop Mobs in the Chapel Hill, NC area, describing it as a “monthly word-of-mouth (and -Web) event in which landless farmers and the agricurious...

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Join CIW’s Farmworker Freedom March

Apr. 8, 2010

by Damara Luce, Just Harvest USA

This April 16-18, you can join farmworkers, their families, and their allies as they take the movement for farmworker justice to the streets and call on the...

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College chapter meets local goat cheese producer

Apr. 2, 2010

by Marion Rockwood, Slow Food Oberlin Leader

On Monday, March 22, Lucky Penny Farm and the cheese maker at Lucky Penny Creamery in Portage County, Ohio.  She came to campus to talk about her...

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Another Win for the CIW and SFA

Apr. 1, 2010

by intern Lila Wilmerding

This morning foodservice corporation Aramark signed a significant agreement with the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW). In a joint statement, the two parties...

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