Many of us may have succumbed over the years to fast food – it’s cheap and it’s, well, fast! But there are alternatives…
June 03, 2011 Dava Parr, owner of Fresh & Wyld Farmhouse Inn, a small local business in Paonia, Colorado, was facing a balloon payment she could not make and recently reached out to the community for support, and found it. One such person who stepped forward to help out was High Country News managing editor, […]
February 11, 2011 The TED talks have garnered a following and popularity throughout the world – many folks like to listen to passionate thinkers and doers who are on the cutting edge in their field, whether it be design, science, technology, global issues…they are “riveting talks by remarkable people.” These talks have inspired other communities […]
Carlo Petrini, in this final installment, argues for economic respect, and fairness to the small farmers of the world. Economy and ecology, he reminds us, share the same roots.
Is U.S. agricultural policy fundamentally flawed? Since the Nixon administration, when then Secretary of Agriculture, Earl Butz, led the drive to invigorate agriculture production by encouraging farmers to become bigger, and to maximize production even as commodity prices would likely fall over time; sales quantity, and the opening of foreign markets to U.S. farmers were […]
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 […]
In part 3, Carlo Petrini asks of us to take a step back from our daily lives, and reexamine our values that we hold so dear; perhaps values we would never think to even question.
Agriculture has a system of built-in limitations. But, we have figured out how to bypass many of those limits, and so, pay a terrible cost.
Carlo Petrini, founder of Slow Food International shares his views about food, politics, and American culture on the road to becoming a sustainable food nation.
TwoJunes Go Whole Hog The TwoJunes belong to a supper club with 3 other women here in Portland—we’ve been meeting once a month for dinner for the past 3 years, rain or shine, without fail. Usually, the menu is appetizer, cocktail, main dish, side dish and dessert—one dish per member with the main dish falling […]