In meatpacking plants, the speed of processing is set by a chain conveyor system, and the industry is governed by a simple philosophy: faster is better. In this op-ed piece journalist Genoways uncovers some of the hidden costs of this system and urges us all to advocate for change.
Congress is planning dramatic cuts to the American budget and anything and everything is on the chopping block. The agricultural sector is likely to take a big hit but will the special Congressional “super committee” make positive change or keep pandering to Big Ag?
Earlier this year, we called for immediate action on a pesticide that scientists believe is contributing to massive honeybee die-offs — and today we heard the EPA’s response.
Earlier this year the USDA stunned the food and farming community by unexpectedly approving three new genetically engineered (GE) foods. Here’s a recap of some of the main concerns around these additions to our food system.
Slow Food USA’s position on the current food safety legislation recently passed by the Senate (again) and headed for a House vote.
On December 8th, in Washington DC, the Dept of Justice and the USDA will be holding a workshop (kind of like a town hall) to hear from farmers and consumers. Join us!