Los Angeles

Tell Our Representatives You Want a Farm Bill That’s Good, Clean, and Fair

The Farm Bill is the single most important influence on what we eat and produce in the United States. Whether on the grocery shelf or in the planting row, the Bill touches the lives of […] Read More >>>

Family Supper at Good Girl Dinette

The Young Folks Urban Farmers extend an invitation to Slow Food Los Angeles members and friends to attend their upcoming event, “Family Supper: A Celebration of Good Food and Community” at Good Girl Dinette in […] Read More >>>

Food Movement Rising: Take Action!

Roots of Change, in partnership with Slow Food USA and a stellar list of organizations devoted to the promotion of a sustainable food system, has put out a video call to action: We stand at […] Read More >>>

Organic Farmers v. Monsanto

Tom Willey is an organic farmer and has been a Slow Food chapter leader and the governor of Slow Food USA’s central California region. Tom and his wife, Denesse, have operated T&D Willey Farms since […] Read More >>>

Tell the LAUSD You Want Better Food For Los Angeles Students

Dr. John Deasy is about to take the helm of the Los Angeles Unified School District, and Slow Food Los Angeles is joining with Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution, USC’s Childhood Obesity Research Center, Food for […] Read More >>>

Helping Students Speak Out… About School Lunch

Taking the opportunity presented by the broadcast of Season 2 of Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution and the arrival of a new superintendent, John Deasy, Slow Food Los Angeles has joined with several Los Angeles organizations […] Read More >>>

Los Angeles Times op-ed: “Our Schools’ Sweet Tooth”

Today’s Los Angeles Times features an op-ed by Emily Ventura on the need to pay closer attention to the sugar content in school food: Soft drinks were banned in Los Angeles schools in 2004. But […] Read More >>>

Valentine’s Day at the LAUSD

Emily Ventura shares an update on Slow Food Los Angeles’s social action efforts on the school lunch issue: Last Monday’s rally to support a reduction in sugar in the LAUSD food was a success! Thanks […] Read More >>>

“Froot Loops or Fruit?”: Why President Obama’s Response Matters to Slow Food

As part of a recent YouTube interview, President Obama responded to questions posed by individuals about a range of issues. Of more than 140,000 questions submitted, a simple one posed by Slow Food USA president […] Read More >>>

LAUSD Sugar Fact Sheets

Two fact sheets detailing the high sugar content of LAUSD meals–and what you can do to call for change–have been prepared by Emily Ventura in collaboration with colleagues at the Childhood Obesity Center at USC’s […] Read More >>>

Tell the LAUSD to “Take Back the Sugar” on Valentine’s Day

Emily Ventura, the chairperson of Slow Food Los Angeles’s social action committee, is working with LAUSD parents and community advocates to call for improved food in our public schools. We share a late-breaking update from […] Read More >>>

“Stopping Bullets With Jobs”: Father Greg Boyle in conversation with Tavis Smiley

Homeboy Industries and the Homegirl Cafe have been contributors to Slow Food projects, most recently the Time for Lunch campaign to raise awareness about the Child Nutrition Act and need to improve the national school […] Read More >>>