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Slow Food USA Blog

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

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...

read more... Tags: Farms and Farming, Labeling, Meat, Policy


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...

read more... Tags: Farms and Farming, Film/TV/Radio


Market Musings

Oct. 3, 2007

Close your eyes a moment. Imagine the open road on a long drive before sunset, sleepy eyed, towing a back breaking, albeit glorious load of just-picked produce, only to find that a neighboring...

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Where are you, honey?

Oct. 1, 2007


Bees pollinate at least one third of our diet. It is hardly surprising, then, that renting out colonies for pollination is many times more profitable than honey production—nearly $15 billion...

read more... Tags: Farms and Farming, News, Current Event


Think Slow Food is Just a Coastal Thing?

Sep. 28, 2007

Tell that to Arkansas:
The Slow Food perspective is that a lifestyle shift is needed — one that involves stopping to smell the basil. Instead of grabbing a burger at a drive-through, and eating...

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