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March 2016 Slow Food USA Newsletter

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100 Years of Plenty

Working for a Biodiverse, Biodelicious Future

Dear info@weblari.com,

Did you know that throughout human history, 7,000 crops have been cultivated for human consumption; but today, a paltry 30 crops provide 95% of the food we consume? We lament the disappearance of small farms, vanished varietals, and mouth-watering flavors ceded to generic blandness.

But we can eat different and resist same. Join us in our #100YearsofPlenty fundraising campaign. Together, we can reverse the tide of food and agricultural losses that defined the last century. Make a donation today, explore the Ark of Taste catalog, or post photos of your heirloom tomatoes or rare seeds on social media using #100YearsofPlenty.

Slow Regards,
Richard McCarthy
Executive Director, Slow Food USA

 
 
Plate of the Union

What will the next US President do for food?

"Although most presidential candidates have been slow to address the problems within our food system, an overwhelming bipartisan majority of voters want to see change."  

The Plate of the Union's Michael Lavender writes on our blog, on behalf of the Food Policy Action, Food Policy Action Education Fund, the Union of Concerned Scientists, and the HEAL Food Alliance. Read more and make your voice heard.

 
Terra Madre tickets

Terra Madre Salone del Gusto

If you haven't heard, Terra Madre Salone del Gusto 2016 is taking over the streets of Turin, Italy this September! Taste workshops lead by international food artists and savants will be held throughout the event, and tickets for these went on sale today. Book now to explore whiskies from AsiaEthiopian coffee varietalsItalian craft beers and more.

 
2015 Annual Report

Annual Report

From Slow Meat to exciting new partnerships, read all about our work in 2015.

 
Slow Gardens webinar

Webinar

Today at 2pm EDTSlow Gardens webinar

Education for children experiencing behavioral and mental health challenges. Listen in here.

 
 
Fiddleheads
 
Humboldt School Garden
 
Meatless Monday
 

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Slow Food USA links the the pleasures of the table with a commitment to protect the community, culture and environment.