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14 Initiatives Helping Women Deliver All Over the World

Danielle Nierenberg | Posted 07.31.2013 | Impact
Danielle Nierenberg

Women, particularly in developing countries, face numerous challenges, including sexual violence, limited access to health resources, barriers to education, and inadequate economic opportunities.

Slow Food 2.0: Make Every Bite Count

Anneli Rufus | Posted 05.10.2013 | Taste
Anneli Rufus

Eating slowly makes dining into a spiritual and philosophical matter; each bite is like saying grace

America's Real Deficit Crisis

Arianna Huffington | Posted 07.02.2013 | Healthy Living
Arianna Huffington

Are you busy right now? Are you already behind on what you wanted to accomplish today? Or this week? Or this year? Are you hoping this will be a short post so you can get back to the million things on your to-do list that are breathing down your neck? Okay, I'll get on with it: Our culture is obsessed with time. This is our real deficit crisis, and one that, unlike the more commonly discussed deficit, is actually getting worse. In fact, researchers have given this crisis a name: "time famine." And feeling like you're experiencing a time famine has very real consequences, including increased stress and diminished satisfaction with your life. On the flip side, one can enjoy "time affluence," the feeling of having enough time, or even a surplus of time. So how about redefining success to include a third metric, beyond money and power -- time affluence, which will lead, without doubt, to greater well-being and deeper wisdom.

Earth Day: 13 Things Everyone Can Do in 2013

Danielle Nierenberg | Posted 06.19.2013 | Green
Danielle Nierenberg

Being aware of the environmental costs that unsustainable farming and eating practices can have on the environment, and making food choices accordingly, can help to fight climate change and protect the environment.

Making Food and Agriculture Attractive to Youth

Danielle Nierenberg | Posted 06.15.2013 | Taste
Danielle Nierenberg

Recently, I had the opportunity to speak to an amazing group of 12 to 14 year old adolescents--these kids are Montessori school students who came together to talk about ways to make the food system more just and environmentally sustainable.

Anya Fernald's Empire of Meat

San Francisco magazine | Posted 06.12.2013 | San Francisco
San Francisco magazine

This sustainable-food maven's bold new venture goes from pasture to plate, with all the stops in between (yes, this means she runs her own slaughterhouse). Forget farm-to-table. Think of it as pasture-to-processing-to-plate

Fighting for Family Farmers

Danielle Nierenberg | Posted 06.01.2013 | Green
Danielle Nierenberg

Family farmers have been and will always continue to be critical to national and global food security. Food Tank will be featuring posts focused on the issues and innovations critical to family farmers around the world, as well as actions everyone can take to support them.

Germinating Young Minds

Maria Cerretani | Posted 05.22.2013 | New York
Maria Cerretani

Because food is such a personal and sometimes sensitive subject and schools serve children from a myriad of backgrounds, we support the teachers who want to incorporate a good food curriculum into their classrooms and assist them in achieving that goal.

Miami Chefs Dazzle at Slow Food Event

Scott Mowbray | Posted 05.19.2013 | Green
Scott Mowbray

South Beach has been long known for a year-long spring break vibe, and less known, until recently, for great cooking. But Miami's food boom has been gaining attention for a few years, and now the buzz has been turned up.

The Ikea Effect, Slow Church And Laboring Our Way Into Love

Christian Piatt | Posted 05.11.2013 | Religion
Christian Piatt

We have succumbed to the trends of the surrounding culture, employing professionals to prepare the perfect space and the ideal services to accommodate all comers. All you have to do is show up. But if I don't have to invest anything into the community, the community doesn't really matter.

Why America Needs A Public Hearth

Kurt Michael Friese | Posted 04.29.2013 | Taste
Kurt Michael Friese

Cooking is a simple act of love.

Life, Italian-Style: Good For The Body And The Soul

Debbie Gisonni | Posted 04.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Debbie Gisonni

The Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs has declared 2013 to be "The Year of Italian Culture in the United States." Italian culture revolves around beauty, love, passion and sensuality -- all things that feed the body and the soul.

Who Would You Nominate for the World Food Prize?

Danielle Nierenberg | Posted 04.23.2013 | Impact
Danielle Nierenberg

I'm wondering who you would like to see nominated for the Prize? An activist for food sovereignty in India? A scientist working on agroforestry practices in Latin America? An agronomist developing green manure practices in sub-Saharan Africa?

Meatless Monday: It's the Thought That Counts -- Human Rights Day and Terra Madre Day

Ellen Kanner | Posted 02.09.2013 | Green
Ellen Kanner

Deciding what to eat is complicated enough without considering the issues of human rights and global versus local. The fact is, though, we are a community, one big, not always happy family, and we all have to eat. When you connect the dots, it's a straight line from how we choose to live to what we choose to eat.

Combing the Globe for Sustainable Food: An Interview With The Perennial Plate

Culture-ist | Posted 01.09.2013 | Home
Culture-ist

Think about the sustainable food movement and stories of dumpster diving or eating insects probably aren't the first things that come to mind. However, perhaps these anecdotes may provide another approach to thinking about sustainable eating.

Land-Grabbing's Global Threat

Zester Daily | Posted 01.01.2013 | Home
Zester Daily

Agriculture is very risky in Africa, as people may grab your land, and farmers who resist are being evicted and killed

Ambrosial Wine and Local Cuisine: The Epicurean Side of Vermont

Culture-ist | Posted 12.16.2012 | Taste
Culture-ist

"Will you be joining us for breakfast?" asks Katja, a pleasant smile on her face. As scents of Vermont maple syrup, sizzling bacon and fluffy pancakes fill my nostrils, I don't need to think about the answer.

How To Eat Well In Brazil

Julie Meyer, RD | Posted 10.30.2012 | Travel
Julie Meyer, RD

I enlisted native dietitian and natural chef Anna Maria Forcelini to share some tips on how to experience Brazil's bountiful fresh local foods and unique national cuisine while still maintaining a mostly nutritious, balanced diet.

Slow Food at Sprig Fights Fast-Food Culture

Jim Luce | Posted 10.22.2012 | Home
Jim Luce

NYC's midtown workforce may be moving fast, but at Sprig they are eating Slow. Eating well. Eating with style.

Attention Luxury Leather Brands (That's You Too, Hermès) -- Show Us Your Hide!

Cator Sparks | Posted 08.20.2012 | Style
Cator Sparks

I look forward to running around town and country this winter with my new deer hide bag knowing exactly where it came from, the process it took to get it to its present state and the fact that that beautiful stag lived a serene life way up in the foggy, chilly, windy and romantic Scottish Highlands.

Slow Food President Steps Down

New York Times | Posted 06.01.2012 | Home

Slow Food USA, which focuses on preserving biodiversity and traditional foods, announced on Thursday the departure of its president, Josh Viertel, who...

The Pig Opens in Logan Circle for a Snout-to-Tail Small Plates Feast (PHOTOS)

Erin Ruberry | Posted 07.21.2012 | DC
Erin Ruberry

Yes, you're going to see a lot of pork. But fear not, vegetarians and non-porkers. There's plenty here for you, too. But if there was ever a reason to hop off the vegetarian train for the night ("Hi, my name is Erin and I'm a vegetarian... 98 percent of the time."), it's at The Pig.

Mobile Slaughterhouses Help Meat Go Local

Katherine Gustafson | Posted 07.14.2012 | Home
Katherine Gustafson

The meat industry, like much else in U.S. agriculture, has consolidated rapidly over the last half-century. Four giant companies produced 83.5 percent of U.S. beef as of 2007. It is in this context that the mobile slaughterhouse makes local slaughter available and affordable to small farmers.

A Week In The Life Of Slow Food President Josh Viertel

Posted 04.25.2012 | Home

Food Informants is a week-in-the-life series profiling fascinating people in the food world. We hope it will give you a first-hand look at the many di...

Fungi Farmer Grows Mushrooms for Slow Food, Medicine, Bioremediation (VIDEO)

Kirsten Dirksen | Posted 05.21.2012 | Home
Kirsten Dirksen

Can mushrooms save the world?