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Slow Food USA Blog

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

Farm Bill Update

Feb. 13, 2008

It’s been a while since we’ve done any Farm Bill alerts, so here goes, since things are starting to get rolling again for the final push. Thanks to our friends at Community Food Security...

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Help Save the New Mexican Chile

Feb. 12, 2008

The New Mexico State Legislature recently passed Senate Bill 60 that provides New Mexico State University (NMSU) $250,000 for: “research on mechanical harvesting and genetic engineering of chile…”...

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California’s Avocados Hit Hard

Feb. 8, 2008

If you’ve been gobbling up avocados in recent days, they’re likely not California-born. Last winter, California’s avocado crops were devastated by a harsh freeze. This past fall, with hopes of...

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Year of the Potato

Feb. 5, 2008

Overheard walking down the NYC street yesterday: “I don’t eat potatoes; it’s a texture thing.” A curious statement given the tremendous variety of potato preparation, not to mention potatoes...

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Slow fade

Feb. 4, 2008


We found this fascinating photo essay via our friends at Slow Food Seacoast (photo at left not from the series). A photographer at The Chicago Tribune did a long term project photographing a...

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