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

House stalls on child nutrition bill; school lunch on hold

Oct. 1, 2010

Late Wednesday night the House extended the current Child Nutrition Act to avoid passing the Senate’s inferior version, leaving school lunch advocates flummoxed.

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It really really is time for lunch now

Sep. 20, 2010

The Child Nutrition Act expires on September 30th; let’s reach out to our House Reps and urge them to pass this billand reject any efforts to cut funding to other nutrition programs to do it.

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The Story Behind Your Food: Learning from Salmonella

Sep. 16, 2010

Watch our latest video telling the story behind the egg scandal, and sign the petition calling for food safety.

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One step closer to passing the Child Nutrition Act

Aug. 6, 2010

Just when we all assumed that Congress was too busy to talk child nutrition before their summer break, the Senate passed the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act late today.

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Vilsack defends local food systems (…and defends Big Ag)?

Jul. 19, 2010

Secretary of Agriculture Vilsack has been defending both Big Ag and small farms in recent Senate hearings, leaving both sides scratching their heads. “I have two sons,” he says, “and I love them both.”

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