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Slow Food USA Blog

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

Humboldt Park’s Rooftop Revival

Apr. 18, 2012

A high school science project becomes a community mission for local food; leads to a cafeteria rooftop greenhouse and the community’s first produce market.

read more... Tags: News, Current Event, School Food, Youth Food Movement


Leveling the Local Food Playing Field

Mar. 29, 2012

By any measure, the local food movement is booming with everyone from Wall Street execs to start up non-profits getting involved. But how can you tell if your food is truly local?

read more... Tags: Farms and Farming, News, Current Event


Not Shying Away from the Big Questions

Mar. 23, 2012

Panelists, including Slow Food USA President Josh Viertel, discuss "The Future of Food", the landmark speech and now book by Prince Charles.

read more... Tags: Book, News, Current Event


Create Food Democracy: Occupy our Food Supply

Feb. 27, 2012

February 27th is Occupy Our Food Supply day of action. Dr. Vandana Shiva discusses why this day is important and why the “corporate takeover of the food system” will have “irreversible consequences” for all people.

read more... Tags: News, Current Event, Take Action


It’s the International Year of Cooperatives!

Feb. 8, 2012

2012 is the UN International Year of Cooperatives. To get the word out, the National Cooperative Grocers Association has teamed up with celebrity chef Kevin Gillespie to tell the story of co-op’s across the country in this 13-part video series.

read more... Tags: Dairy, Farms and Farming, News, Current Event


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