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New York Spirits Come Together to Show Their Stuff

By 7:30 in the evening, Haven's Kitchen was brimming with Slow Food members happily imbibing their way through Slow Food NYC's First Annual Spirits of New York Cocktail Event.

Are Organic and Biodynamic Wines Worth It?

For starters, natural wines are made without pesticides, herbicides, fungicides, chemical fertilizers, added sugars, artificial acids or commercial yeasts. Many natural wines are also bottled without shelf-life-prolonging sulfites and with very little or no oak at all. These are “hands-off” wines, wines that reveal their soul as directly as possible without being covered up by other stuff.

Fair Food Program helps end the use of slavery in the tomato fields

Over the past seven years, the food service industry and fast food restaurants have come on board, promising to purchase tomatoes only from growers who agree to comply with the code of conduct. What’s more, the buyers pledged to pay a penny-a-pound premium for every box of tomatoes they purchased from participating growers, who pass on the increase to their workers.

The Food Industry's Big Problem with Genetically Engineered Food

The No on Proposition 37 campaign emailed Thursday to tout a new study by UC Davis professors. It concludes that the proposition on the November ballot to require the labeling of genetically engineered foods would cost the food industry more than a billion dollars and lead to higher food costs from consumers.

Changing the Guard: Returning to the Age of the Farmers’ Market

Farmers’ Markets are on the rise in America. After decades of processed prepackaged foods, proliferation of fast food, and mass agriculture, there is finally again beginning to be a true market for the small farmer and healthy consumer. But how did we get away from these traditional farmers’ markets of the past in the first place?

Slow Food – Promoting Good, Clean, and Fair Food All Around the Globe

The grassroots Slow Food movement has been gathering converts around the world ever since its founder, Carlo Petrini, organized a demonstration against the fast food giant MacDonald’s in Rome, more than twenty-five years ago.

Study: U.S. could put a big dent in food prices by relaxing ethanol rules

The worst U.S. drought in half a century has hampered the country’s corn production and caused plenty of worry about the rising cost of food worldwide. But the spike also raises a policy question. Should the United States now suspend its rules that divert a hefty portion of the U.S. corn crop—40 percent, by some counts—into ethanol fuel for cars and trucks?

Bite Me Cairo: Slow Food

It’s all about being a locavore. Eat what grows where you live. Support your local farming community. Practice sustainability and fair labor practices. Be a good global citizen. Sounds like a good idea, but not everyone agrees on the science and the economics.

Teach Us, Trader Joe: Demanding Socially Responsible Food

Factoring in that Trader Joe's is wildly more affordable when compared to luxury grocery stores such as Whole Foods or Andronico's, the balance strikes a chord with a new generation of shoppers that expects a lot out of their grocers. But what, exactly -- besides environmental activism -- contributed to this shift in message? And what do Trader Joe's recent efforts reveal about the future of food access and consumption in this country?

5 Tips for Eating Local Foods

Eating local foods is not only much more sustainable and much better in terms of the environment, but it is often more convenient too. Eating locally is a lot easier than you might think; here are a few simple tips that we’d like to share with you that we think will make it simple enough to incorporate into your busy life.

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