Category Archive for: ‘General’

  • 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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  • Voicing our rights

    Over the last week, two particular op-eds have caught our attention. While they approach the subject of food security from different angles, their basic concerns each shed light on the other. John Rockefeller of Pacific Rivers wrote a guest editorial for the Oregonian last week, […]

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  • Cheers!

    This year’s annual potluck was a great success, made all the richer by your delicious dishes and warm company. Slow Food Portland has had a strong year of involvement in our local food community and has traveled to share these experiences with others both nationally […]

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