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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 >>>

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 >>>

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 >>>

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 >>>

“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 >>>

The Cheese Nun on KCET

The Cheese Nun is scheduled to air on KCET this Saturday, April 1st, at 11:00pm. We have received positive reviews of the film from members of other convivia who have already seen it, and encourage […] Read More >>>