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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… Saturday, January 19, 2008

† A postscript to Thursday’s summary: As is often the case, The Ethicurean has an informative overview, this one about cloning. On his Chews Wise blog, Sam Fromartz not only points to the Ethicurean summary […] Read More >>>

In the News… Thursday, January 17, 2008

† Cloned Food in the Spotlight: News of the FDA’s announcement that food from cloned animals and their offspring is safe for consumption has spurred discussion and concern from several quarters. Andrew Martin’s article in […] Read More >>>

Eat Food. Not too much. Mostly plants: Michael Pollan In Defense of Food

Many members and friends of Slow Food count The Omnivore’s Dilemma by Michael Pollan as one of their favorite food-related books. A member of the Slow Food USA advisory board and a frequent commentator on […] 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 >>>

“You Are What You Grow”

This Sunday’s (April 22, 2007) New York Times Magazine features an essay by Michael Pollan about the Farm Bill: Compared with a bunch of carrots, a package of Twinkies, to take one iconic processed foodlike […] Read More >>>

Think the Farm Bill doesn’t concern you? Think again.

In the coming weeks, Slow Food Los Angeles will be sharing more information with our members and friends about the Farm Bill. In the meantime, please note the following event in Berkeley, which will also […] Read More >>>

“The Past, Present, and Future of Food”

“The Past, Present, and Future of Food” was the title of a multimedia presentation at the University of California, Berkeley, earlier this week by John Mackey, cofounder and CEO of Whole Foods Market. After his […] Read More >>>

Catching Up: Readings and Recommendations

Several articles have appeared in recent days that may be of interest to Slow Food members and friends: Leslee Komaiko of the Los Angeles Times spotlights the Freeze Relief efforts by local chefs and restauranteurs […] Read More >>>

Foti Farm and “Good Food”

How do we feed ourselves? Do our agricultural practices make us vulnerable to outbreaks such as the recent E. coli contamination of spinach grown in certain California counties? Last Saturday’s episode of “Good Food” on […] Read More >>>

Slow Food Questions . . . and Answers

What are Slow Food’s goals? How is my membership fee used? What is the difference between convivia and presidia? These and other questions are answered in The Slow Food Companion, which is now available as […] Read More >>>

Reading: Michael Pollan’s New York Times Columns

For those who do not subscribe to the New York Times’ “Times Select” feature, please note that Michael Pollan’s recently published columns that appeared as “Times Select” contributions to the Op/Ed section of the paper […] Read More >>>