Category Archive for: ‘News’

  • Meet Your New Ag Secretary

    Updated 12/19 And it’s … Tom Vilsack. The New York Times reported on it this morning and, conspicuously, their article mentions very little about his stance on food. Instead, the piece focuses on how Vilsack shares President-Elect Obama’s dedication to renewable energy and biofuel technology. […]

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  • Department of Food? What’s in a name?

    You just can’t escape it – the importance of food is a subject on everyone’s lips. On Wednesday, in the New York Times, native-son (he’s from Yamhill!) Nicholas Kristoff railed against the status-quo at the USDA. In anticipation of Obama’s upcoming Secretary of Agriculture announcement, […]

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  • Food deserts

    As we get ready to launch our series of events on fair food labor, it is important to remember the other aspect of the “fair” commitment in Slow Food’s mission: fair access to food. On Sunday, The Oregonian devoted an article to the disparities between […]

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