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Why Limiting Antibiotics on the Farm Is a Fight That Can Be Won

Over the past decade, the food movement, if you can call it a movement, has successfully made food an "issue." But its solution, for the most part, has been to support an alternative food chain — critics allege mostly for its mostly elite members — rather than remaking the food chain that feeds millions, indeed most, Americans.

Snail of Approval in Western France

SFNYC Snail of Approval volunteer, Cristina Sciarra, traveled to France to discover wholesome farm animals. Cristina reflected on her visit and wrote an exclusive for SFNYC.

Will 2013 bring more rights for farmworkers?

Farm owners and farmworkers may not always see eye to eye, but there’s one thing on which they do — strongly — agree: We need change to our approach to immigration.

Hacking Meat: Meat, Technology and Authentic Ethnic Cooking

Perhaps technology has the most potential in its capacity to make transparent the connections and resources needed for truly authentic ethnic cooking... For many people outside of the US, the experience of cooking and eating an authentic meal is not simply a process of manipulating traditional ingredients in a specific way.

"Our Global Kitchen" Event at AMNH

On December 7th, 2012, the American Museum of Natural History hosted 400 teachers and educators under the Blue Whale in the Hall of Ocean Life; this was part of its awesome exhibition, Our Global Kitchen: Food, Nature, Culture.

10 Words that Change the World

At the opening ceremony of the Salone del Gusto and Terra Madre, speakers from Alice Waters to Vandana Shiva and FAO Director José Graziano Da Silva interpreted the key words of the event - earth, seeds, water, education, biodiversity and more – in front of a packed auditorium of thousands of representatives of Slow Food and Terra Madre food communities from around the world.

Shining Light on an Opaque Seafood Industry

Though we do need better seafood regulation, the real issue is the supply chain itself. It is constructed around an outdated model in which suppliers hide their sources, dealers hide their markets, and fish becomes a commodity whose value is lost from the people and communities who harvest them.

Slow Food NYC Recruiting Board Members for 2013

We just wrapped up another ambitious year and we are now seeking passionate, talented, energetic Slow Food supporters who will join our Board and help us continue our work toward a good, clean and fair food system in New York City.

The Sweet, Sweet Holidays are Upon Us

A typical weekend for us at the farm driving up to our farmhouse in Delaware County with our german shepherd, Baron. First we go to the hen house and check on our 12 chickens and grab some eggs. Then we head out to the garden to harvest our groceries for the week consisting of every herb imaginable along with heritage lettuce, kale, tomatoes, and corn. But the most fun job is when we put on our bee-suits and tend to our 10 hives.

Second Annual Slow Food Show was a Success

For the second year in a row, the Slow Food Show descended upon East Village haunt Jimmy’s No. 43 for a full afternoon of delicious local eats across a spectrum of different edible businesses. Bringing together an array of different local food entrepreneurs inside the confines of one of the neighborhood’s most eclectic and cozy establishments, the ingredients and methods of preparation revolve around locally sourced materials, focusing on a commitment to food that’s been dubbed ‘good, clean, and fair.’

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