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Influencing U.S. Food Policy

Thanks to our friends at The Ethicurean for the pointer to a clip from Alice Waters’ conversation with Anna Deavere Smith at this year’s Aspen Ideas Festival about food policy, the potential influence of a […] Read More >>>

In the News… Thursday, July 3, 2008

† What’s Going on with Tomatoes? The New York Times is not alone in asking what’s going on with tomatoes, and are they really the key to the salmonella outbreaks that have been reported in […] Read More >>>

In the News… Sunday, June 22, 2008

† Two from Tara Parker-Pope: In “Boosting Health with Local Food,” Ms. Parker-Pope writes in the New York Times about a University of North Carolina study that will assess “the impact of moving toward a […] Read More >>>

Alice Waters and Gavin Newsom in Conversation

Earlier this week, the San Francisco Public Library hosted a conversation between San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom and Alice Waters about food, food choices, food education, and how food choices reflect–and reinforce–social and political values […] Read More >>>

In the News… Wednesday, May 21, 2008

† “A Disgraceful Farm Bill”?: So thinks the New York Times, which notes that while the Farm Bill “has some virtues,” it also has flaws aplenty, and big ones: “The bill is an inglorious piece […] Read More >>>

In the News… Thursday, May 15, 2008

† The Farm Bill passed the House and the Senate: After passing the House by a vote of 318 to 106, the Farm Bill passed the Senate today by a vote of 81 to 15. […] Read More >>>

Michael Pollan on “Nightline”

If you haven’t read The Omnivore’s Dilemma or In Defense of Food or if you missed Michael Pollan’s appearance last week on “Nightline,” the segment is a straightforward introduction to some of the ideas that […] Read More >>>

In the News… Thursday, May 8, 2008

† The Grim State of Bee Health: On the heels of yesterday’s announcement of a Slow Food Los Angeles event featuring a presentation by Professor May Berenbaum, one of the nation’s experts on the declining […] Read More >>>

In the News… Monday, April 21, 2008

† The cost of food: Lots of news in the last week about rising food prices, their current effects, and likely future effects: ++ Marion Nestle cites several articles, including pieces in The Economist and […] Read More >>>

King Corn on PBS

We’ve just learned that King Corn, the documentary about which we’ve written before, will air on the “Independent Lens” program on PBS stations beginning this evening, April 15. Visit pbs.org for broadcast dates and times. Read More >>>

In the News… Friday, April 11, 2008

Digging out from a few busy weeks and catching up on news of interest to Slow Food members and friends… † Bill Moyers’ Journal and food policy: Tune in or set the recorder: Bill Moyers […] Read More >>>

In the News… Monday, February 25, 2008

† Cloned Food and Consumer Choice: Bernadette Tansey of the San Francisco Chronicle takes a look at how consumers–and therefore how the businesses who sell directly to consumers–might respond to products from clones. The debate […] Read More >>>