Slow Food USA Blog

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

Drake Forum discusses getting new farmers on the land

Mar. 6, 2010

I just spent an invigorating 2 days in Washington DC at the Drake Forum, a gathering intended to “identify innovative policies and projects at the federal, state, and local levels to support new...

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Chicago Students Cook Lunch for Congress

Mar. 4, 2010

by intern Christine Binder

Earlier this week, a team of Chicago high school students traveled to Washington, D.C. to speak up for better school food, but they did not come empty-handed. The...

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Middle School Slow Food clubs meet with Josh Viertel

Mar. 2, 2010

by Daniela Salazar Monárrez, 8th grader at Hillcrest Academy and Slow Food Club founder

Yesterday the Slow Food clubs of Van Avery Prep and Hillcrest Academy got together with the Slow Food USA...

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Youth food summit discusses food justice

Feb. 17, 2010

by Slow Food on Campus member Julia Yerkovich

I have a confession to make: I am not an activist. I read my local Edible magazine and Michael Pollan’s books, and I shop at farmers markets....

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Michelle Obama Launches Childhood Obesity Effort

Feb. 9, 2010

by intern Julia Landau

Calling the childhood obesity epidemic “eminently solvable,” today the First Lady rolled out her plan to eradicate this serious health threat within one...

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