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Slow Food USA Blog

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

FoodCorps: Americorps manpower for school gardens and school food

May. 5, 2010

Imagine AmeriCorps service members building and tending school gardens and developing Farm to School programs for public schools around the country.

That’s the vision for FoodCorps, a new...

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Students on the rise: “lets get CoFed”

Apr. 30, 2010

by Yonatan Landau

Think of the last time you saw something that pissed you off enough to do something amazing about it.  Maybe it was a long grocery line or a bumper sticker for the Tea Party,...

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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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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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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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