10 Jan '12, 9pm

A fork in the road for Slow Food

A fork in the road for Slow Food

As a follow-up to Birdsall's piece, a vocal group of SFUSA critics, including Tooker, have published a document called "10 Things Slow Food USA Can Do To Gain Direction as it Sees its Way Into 2012 ." The group believes the Brooklyn-based national office is too reliant on technology, not as connected with its constituencies in other parts of the country, and no longer aligned with the core vision, mission, message, and activities of Slow Food International . They say they worry that the organization is moving away from biodiversity work and direct support of farmers and artisan food producers by adopting a more populist big-tent approach and advocating national policies. And they point to a recent round of layoffs at the Brooklyn headquarters as proof that the organization is in trouble.

Full article: http://www.grist.org/sustainable-food/2012-01-10-fork-in-...

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