Slow Food USA Blog

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

The Case for Taste

Dec. 13, 2007

Tom Philpott over at Grist gives us one more reason to eat and savor a Louisiana Heritage strawberry, say, rather than an industrially grown big red thang.
Not only are the industrially grown...

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(Food and) Farm Bill Update

Dec. 7, 2007

After a giant log-jam, as of yesterday, things are finally moving in the Senate again. This means that the (Food and) Farm Bill has a shot at getting passed before the Senate takes its holiday...

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good, clean, and yes, FAIR

Dec. 7, 2007

You might know Eric Schlosser best for Fast Food Nation, and the subsequent movie version, and the subsequent for-teens book called Chew On This. It turns out that his muckraking about the food...

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Mesquite Gathering

Dec. 3, 2007

by Gay Chanler
I celebrated the New Year twice in 2007. The first occasion was on January 1st, in the tradition of the western world. In the second instance it was July first, when I was a guest...

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Food Banks in Peril Nationwide

Nov. 26, 2007

by Slow Food USA intern Samantha Taylor

It’s the brink of the holiday season and the latest news is that there is a devastating dearth in the supply of Food Banks across the country. America’s...

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