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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 >>>

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 >>>

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 >>>

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 >>>

Tracking the Farm Bill

† Dan Owens is live-blogging the Senate debates on the Farm bill on the Blog for Rural America. † C-SPAN.org carries House and Senate sessions on their website for those interested in the debates who […] Read More >>>

In the News… Sunday, November 4, 2007

† The Week of the Farm Bill: This week represents a crucial time in the Farm Bill debate. Whether you contacted your representative or senators earlier in the debate or postponed making a call or […] Read More >>>

In the News… Thursday, September 27, 2007

† Slow Food Nation fundraising dinner: Thanks to all who were able to attend last Sunday’s fundraising dinner for Slow Food Nation at Campanile, and special thanks to Mark Peel, Jay Perrin, Caroline Allain, and […] Read More >>>

In the News… Wednesday, August 29, 2007

† “Organic Almond Supporters Roast Pasteurization Plan”: George Raine writes in the San Francisco Chronicle about the imminent rule requiring pasteurization of almonds. The Department of Agriculture is moving to implement the rule; organic and […] Read More >>>

In the News… Tuesday, August 21, 2007

SlowFoodLA.com has taken a bit of a break from the news these last few weeks, but we’re back, energized, and ready to share more items of interest with our friends and members: † The U.S. […] Read More >>>

Alice Waters on the Importance of the Farm Bill

Alice Waters contributed her thoughts the subject of the Farm Bill in Sunday’s Sacramento Bee: “Farm Bill Should Focus on Healthful Foods“: The farm bill emerged originally to support farmers during the Great Depression. But […] Read More >>>