Monthly Archive for: ‘January, 2009’

  • A glorious mess

    Last Monday, Slow Food Portland members had a chance to hear some of the stories from October’s Terra Madre conference, told by our local delegates. Their tales ranged from acerbically funny accounts of “lost-in-translation” experiences to more poignant stories of the cultures they encountered. A […]

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  • That old chestnut: elitism

    Small farmer, circa 1931. Thanks to COMFOOD member Shawn and Ethicurean. In the course of this week’s confirmation hearings for Tom Vilsack as Secretary of Agriculture, Senator Pat Roberts (R-Kansas) found it necessary to offer up this patronizing and dismissive description of a small farmer: […]

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  • A local visionary!

    Utne Reader recently named Ramón Ramírez, of the Northwest Treeplanters and Farmworkers Union (PCUN), as one of “50 Visionaries who are changing your world.” From Utne: Ramón Ramírez knew that Spanish-language radio stations were instrumental in reaching and mobilizing Latino immigrants. So when his union bought […]

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