Category Archive for: ‘General’

  • Food Safety for the Little Guys

    If you follow along with updates from COMFOOD or any similar food policy listservs, you’ve probably been understandably shocked to find an email in your inbox screaming: “OUTLAW ORGANIC FARMING!”  The panicky claims have been so widespread as to earn them an entry on the […]

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  • Oregonian: “Slow Food Portland moves faster on social activism”

    Today’s Oregonian ran a feature article on Slow Food Portland and the gradual evolution of the Slow Food Movement! Including interviews with the Oregon Food Bank, the Community Food Security Coalition, and PCUN, the story outlines a bit of Slow Food’s increasing attention to food […]

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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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