Slow Food USA Blog

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

Weighing in on NAIS

Feb. 18, 2008

Slow Food Chicago member Anne Marie Klaske of NA-DA FARM (near DeKalb, IL) wrote to us about her family’s unexpected encounter with the NAIS system.
An interesting reverberation and consequence...

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Your Ice cream Fix is in Jeopardy

Feb. 17, 2008

As I and many others have pointed out, the loss of as much as 70-80% of the US honeybee population to Colony Collapse Disorder is a far greater concern than missing that spot of honey in your...

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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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