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Beekeeping at the White House

Elisabeth Goodridge of The New York Timesreports on the success of some of the most active associates of the White House garden: the honeybees. Many of us have been enchanted by the addition of honeybee […] Read More >>>

In the News (part 2)… Wednesday, August 19, 2009

School lunches are more and more in the news, which itself is good news. Slow Food USA’s Time For Lunch campaign is in full swing, and today’s news links reflects that: † “Why a Twenty-Something […] Read More >>>

In the News… Friday, August 14, 2009 (part 1)

There’s lots of news of interest to Slow Food Los Angeles members and friends in recent days, so this update will be in two parts: † “Out of the Kitchen, Onto the Couch”: Michael Pollan’s […] Read More >>>

The Connection Between Soil and Sustainability

Wes Jackson and Wendell Berry connect the dots between the health of soil and the environment and a sustainable food policy: Agriculture has too often involved an insupportable abuse and waste of soil, ever since […] Read More >>>

No “chefs” in Marcella Hazan’s kitchen

In her op-ed piece in today’s New York Times, Marcella Hazan talks about the increasingly frequent elision of “chef” and “cook” and why an appreciation of the latter is so important: I am my family’s […] Read More >>>

In Other Media: Michael Pollan (and others) on the State of Our Food

In print: Michael Pollan’s open letter to the next president anchored the New York Times Magazine of Sunday, October 12: “Farmer In Chief: What the Next President Can and Should Do to Remake the Way […] 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… 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, June 12, 2007

† Standards for “Organic” Foods: The Los Angeles Times reported this weekend that changes in the stardards under which a food product can be labeled “organic” are moving through the USDA: A deadline of midnight […] 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 >>>

“Pig Out”

Today’s New York Times features an op-ed piece by Nicolette Hahn Niman, an environmental lawyer and member of the Niman family of Niman Ranch fame, about the elimination of gestation crates by some pork producers […] Read More >>>

“Amber Fields of Bland”: Evaluating the Farm Bill

If you missed it, Dan Barber, chef of Blue Hill at Stone Barns (New York state), contributed to the debate over the upcoming Farm Bill in last Sunday’s New York Times: There’s invariably something risky, […] Read More >>>