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101 Hopeful Food Facts

Danielle Nierenberg | Posted 08.15.2014 | Green
Danielle Nierenberg

The U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) proclaimed 2014 the International Year of Family Farming. There are 500 million smallholder farms worldwide and more than two billion people in the world depend on them for their livelihoods.

Earth Day: Promoting Urban Revitalization and Green Cities

Danielle Nierenberg | Posted 06.21.2014 | Green
Danielle Nierenberg

April 22nd is Earth Day -- an annual celebration of the planet's biodiversity and an important opportunity to highlight solutions to some of the world...

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.

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...

Slow Food Is New York's Fast Food too!

Monika Mitchell | Posted 04.07.2012 | New York
Monika Mitchell

We definitely love our "slow food" in New York -- we just love to get it fast and eat it on the run!

Counting On Every Acre

Leah Mayor | Posted 03.23.2012 | Green
Leah Mayor

Even with a surge of interest in "local food" and its central relationship to individual, community and global health, somehow it remains difficult for many of us to make the connection between the food we eat and the land that is required to grow it.

50 Most Powerful People in Food? Whose Food?

Jerusha Klemperer | Posted 03.21.2012 | Home
Jerusha Klemperer

This duality of sustainable food advocates on one end and industrial food giants on the other shows the growing power of each of the poles of our food system.

Meatless Monday: Food Day October 24 -- Countdown To Eating Real

Ellen Kanner | Posted 12.17.2011 | Green
Ellen Kanner

You can help meet every one of Food Day's goals with one single choice -- eat less meat. Jobs, health, education, the environment and ethics all converge at the end of our forks.

Meatless Monday: Value Added -- Slow Food USA Brings Back the Real Value Meal

Ellen Kanner | Posted 11.12.2011 | Green
Ellen Kanner

Long before fast food's so-called value meal, we had real ones. We cooked with the ingredients at hand, with what we could get.

Meatless Monday: Labor Day Pains

Ellen Kanner | Posted 11.05.2011 | Green
Ellen Kanner

You want to be treated right on the job and you deserve to be. So do the people who grow our food.

Edible Radio Episode 98 Smart Food with Josh Viertel

Edible | Posted 11.02.2011 | Home
Edible

Listen to this podcast on Edible Radio. Smart Food is the Edible Radio podcast hosted by Jane Black. Jane's guest for this episode is Josh Viertel,...

Planting an Urban Orchard

Wesley Epplin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Wesley Epplin

Where will your next slice of apple pie come from? What if it came from apples you've never tasted before that were grown in your city? In Chicago, this hypothetical could soon be a reality.

Feed Your Children Well

Dan Imhoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dan Imhoff

The cheap calorie delivery system -- funded for the past few decades through both the Farm Bill and the Child Nutrition Act -- has become a key player in the Supersizing of our kids.

Minestrone, and Three Other Things That Will Save American School Lunch

Deborah Lehmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Deborah Lehmann

It's time to bring the school lunch program back to its roots. This year's child nutrition reauthorization provides an enormous opportunity to overhaul school food and teach students healthy eating habits that will last a lifetime.

Slow Food Steers Aspiring Mechanic from Cars to Cooking

Kerry Trueman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Kerry Trueman

Cars and fast food are partners in crime when it comes to undermining America's health. But our landscape is changing; Automotive High School in Brooklyn is now part of Slow Food NYC's Harvest Time program.

Getting Serious About School Lunch: Eat-Ins Sweep The Nation This Labor Day

Kurt Michael Friese | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Kurt Michael Friese

Think of an Eat-In as the marriage of the traditional picnic to the classic activism of the 1960's Sit-Ins; this is old-fashioned activism with a hot dish to share.

Feeding Kids (Real) Food

Wesley Epplin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Wesley Epplin

Giving our kids healthy fresh foods at school stands to set an example of how to form lasting eating habits that can truly have a positive impact on their health.

The School Lunch Revolution: Get Ready

Grist | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

A recent federal mandate required that every school district write and implement a "Wellness Policy" that addressed, among other things, the epidemic ...

Meatless Monday: Reforming School Lunches

Ellen Kanner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Ellen Kanner

Remember school lunch? Mystery meatloaf? Slimy spaghetti? Vegetables so gray and overcooked it was impossible to imagine they started life fresh? ...

It's Time to Change School Lunch

Jerusha Klemperer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jerusha Klemperer

The National School Lunch Program provides a meal to 30 million children every school day. Right now it is a sad mirror of the broken food system outside the school walls.

A Rooftop Farm For the Future

Cathy Erway | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Cathy Erway

On top of an industrial building overlooking the East River in Brooklyn sits the 6,000 square foot urban farm.

GOOD Q&A: Erika Lesser, Executive Director of Slow Food USA

GOOD Magazine | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
GOOD Magazine

What does a $20 donation do for Slow Food? A $20 donation helps us identify one more person who gives a damn about good food. In a lot of ways Slow Fo...