Archives: Farms

Our Homes, Our Food

03/14/10 | by slowfoodsf | Farms

I’ve had several conversations about what the most recent housing crisis will mean for American culture and that persistent, driving dream. Note well that the Great Depression of our past was similarly marked by foreclosures and a national conversation about how to protect homeowners. Out of this discussion came a more convinced country that homes [...]

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Behind the Organic Label

02/18/10 | by slowfoodsf | Farms, Policy

For those who fight for access to organic goods, it is a relief that at last the USDA Organic label on our milk will mean that the cows had more than just ‘access’ to pastures. The requirement that organic livestock be provided access to pasture had often been abused by large dairies as a poorly [...]

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“The Biggest Civil Rights Settlement” Goes Unpaid

02/15/10 | by slowfoodsf | Farms, Policy

Discriminatory land use policies have left a legacy of inequality that has yet to be rectified. Though the labor of slaves and later sharecroppers helped support American agriculture, African Americans were often denied access to land as well as to many of the processes of wealth accumulation that allowed the concentration of capital necessary to [...]

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The State of the Union

02/03/10 | by slowfoodsf | Farms, Policy

This isn’t going to be a post going “line by line” through the President’s State of the Union address delivered one week ago. Though every columnist needed to find important things to talk about, and sometimes those things really were there, we all know that the State of the Union speech barely has a chance [...]

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