Posts Tagged ‘Local Food Economy’

Carlo Petrini: Good, Clean, and Fair part 6 (video)

Carlo Petrini: Good, Clean, and Fair part 6 (video)

Slow Food founder Carlo Petrini argues for economic respect, and fairness to the small farmers of the world. Economy and ecology share the same roots, both require a local context in order to survive.

2010 National Farmers Market Directory

2010 National Farmers Market Directory

April 28, 2010 Farmer Markets have grown exponentially this past year – a 23% increase over the number in 2008. And more are opening in communities across the country and many more are in the planning stages as people want to source their food locally and also get to know their farmer and food producer. […]

A Year of Inconvenience

A Year of Inconvenience

April 27, 2010 Pam Mehnert, general manager of Outpost Natural Foods in the Milwaukee, WI, area, had an ‘Aha!’ moment and decided to challenge herself: stay out of the middle aisles of the grocery market, keep away from processed foods and over-packaged goods, and make from scratch all her meals and snacks. Her initial blog […]

Carlo Petrini: Give Value To Food 5 (Video)

Carlo Petrini: Give Value To Food 5 (Video)

Slow Food founder Carlo Petrini asks if we have lost our sense of the value of food, and even worse, the U.S. is promoting the wrong type of foods.

Carlo Petrini: Creating A Sustainable Community: Part 4 (video)

Carlo Petrini: Creating A Sustainable Community: Part 4 (video)

At the heart of this assessment is a stark warning. Human activity is putting such strain on the natural functions of Earth that the ability of the planet’s ecosystems to sustain future generations can no longer be taken for granted. —2005 Millennium Ecosystem Assessment To Carlo Petrini, founder of Slow Food International, one of the […]