Slow Food USA Blog

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

Recent GE approvals face wide-ranging criticisms

Mar. 17, 2011

Earlier this year the USDA stunned the food and farming community by unexpectedly approving three new genetically engineered (GE) foods. Here’s a recap of some of the main concerns around these additions to our food system.

read more... Tags: Biodiversity, Contaminated Food, Farms and Farming, Labeling, Policy

Froot Loops vs. Real Fruit: for Real Change Don’t Look to Obama

Feb. 11, 2011

Slow Food USA President Josh Viertel asked President Obama why it is cheaper to feed our kids Froot Loops than it is to feed them fruit, and what he was doing to reverse it. His response? He talked about Walmart.

read more... Tags: Film/TV/Radio, Food Justice, News, Current Event, Policy

Celebrate Love Your Farmer Day

Feb. 10, 2011

This year February 14th is no longer “Valentines’ Day,” but Love your Farmer Day!

read more... Tags: Farms and Farming, Food Justice, Labeling, Meat, Policy, Take Action

Yet Another S 510 Food Safety Update

Dec. 20, 2010

Slow Food USA’s position on the current food safety legislation recently passed by the Senate (again) and headed for a House vote.

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

Speak up about corporate control of the food supply

Dec. 3, 2010

On December 8th, in Washington DC, the Dept of Justice and the USDA will be holding a workshop (kind of like a town hall) to hear from farmers and consumers. Join us!

read more... Tags: Contaminated Food, Event, Farms and Farming, Food Justice, Meat, News, Current Event, Policy, Take Action