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

A Heritage Thanksgiving

Nov. 10, 2007


With Thanksgiving almost upon us, many of us are trying to avoid buying a flavorless supermarket turkey and are wondering: where in the world can I find a heritage turkey? Some of you might even...

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Ark of Taste Highlight

Oct. 29, 2007

by Jennifer M. Hall
SFUSA Ark Committee

When the RAFT (Renewing America’s Food Traditions) project offered seeds last winter, I was faced with decisions. What to grow? Trim the list from 40...

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Indiana Big-Ag Advocate Says King Corn is “Slander”

Oct. 22, 2007

The documentary film King Corn is now playing at a theatre near you, mostly to raucous approval, but one fellah in Indiana isn’t as enthusiastic:
In 2003, the two men moved to Iowa and grew an...

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Grassfed Standards Update

Oct. 18, 2007

Earlier this week, the USDA announced a Grassfed Marketing Claim Standard, one which they hoped would make things less confusing for consumers and hold producers to a more truthful, higher...

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King Corn

Oct. 9, 2007

There’s a new, worthy addition to the social action documentary genre, Ian Cheney and Curt Ellis' “King Corn.” This is no fist-waving, rage-filled exposé; it quietly investigates what Michael...

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