Slow Food USA Blog

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

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...

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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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Rebuilding New Orleans

Sep. 26, 2007

In the 2 years since Hurricane Katrina ravaged New Orleans, Slow Food leader/enthusiast/activist Poppy Tooker has been fighting hard to revive New Orleans food communities. One such community is...

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101 Reasons Not to be Discouraged by The (Food and) Farm Bill

Sep. 19, 2007

After all of these months of reading and learning, and rallying and writing, it’s hard not to be discouraged by the Farm Bill. A disappointingly familiar version passed in the House this summer,...

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