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

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...

read more... Tags: Biodiversity, Farms and Farming


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...

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


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...

read more... Tags: Farms and Farming


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