Category Slow Food USA

Food Justice in the Rust Belt: A conversation with Young Kim (OC ’85)

We are so excited to welcome Oberlin alum Young Kim this Tuesday, April 17,  to discuss his experiences as former president of the Community Food Security Co-alition and current position as director of the Fondy Food Center in Milwaukee. His lecture, “From Working ON to Working WITH Marginalized Communities: A Food Activist’s Journey from Mount Stupid,” […]

Apply to be a delegate to Terra Madre! (Deadline April 6)

This year, the International Congress (October 27-29) will take place concurrently with Terra Madre/Salone del Gusto (October 25-29) in Turin, Italy. The application deadline for these important and exciting events has been extended to 11:59pm ET on April 6, 2012.  Join the global Slow Food community to celebrate good, clean, and fair food. Click here to apply now! […]

We want a GOOD, CLEAN, FAIR Food and Farm Bill!

This is a selection of an email sent out on October 29. The information is still very pertinent. Read up! You may or may not have heard some rumblings about the 2012 Farm Bill being rewritten this week and next by the supercommittee. This is an unfortunate turn of events, as it means that a major […]

A thank you note from Slow Food on Campus leader, Erin

This thank you note was posted on the Slow Food USA blog in gratitude for the generous donations in recent weeks for Slow Food’s Farm Bill reform campaign.

Slow Food Oberlin Chair Lobbies in D.C. For Sustainable Agriculture Programs

Last week, Erin Swenson-Klatt, the current chair of Slow Food Oberlin, joined more than 30 farmers and farm advocates from across the country for a Fly In with the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition to lobby against cuts proposed for sustainable agriculture programs in the 2008 and 2012 Farm Bills. Over $1 billion in cuts were recently […]

Erin’s Heading to D.C.

This afternoon I am flying to D.C. for the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition’s Fly In. I’ll be talking to four congressional offices about cuts to sustainable agriculture programs and about the 2012 Farm Bill in general. This has become a super important trip in the last few days because the Senate is literally cutting sustainable […]

Slow Food USA: What’s Killing Our Buzz?

Spring’s going to be a lot quieter this year. Something is killing off almost 40% of North American honeybees each year, and it’s threatening our entire food chain. Mounting scientific evidence suggestsagricultural pesticides are one of the culprits. The Environmental Protection Agency has the power to investigate and ban the pesticides thought to be responsible but, despite […]

Michael Pollan Wants to Hear From You!

Michael Pollan has asked for help from Slow Food members to write his upcoming expanded edition of Food Rules. Here’s the message we just received from Mr. Pollan: Last year I published Food Rules, a short book offering 64 rules for eating well. Food Rules struck a chord with many people, who found that it helped […]

Froot Loops vs. Real Fruit: For Real Change, Don’t Look to Obama – The Atlantic

Check out this article from Slow Food USA President Josh Viertel: Froot Loops vs. Real Fruit: For Real Change, Don’t Look to Obama – The Atlantic. It’s following up on the President’s answer to Josh’s question in a youtube interview right after State of the Union about how the White House is going to make it […]