How much of an impact has the slow food movement had on industrialized food.?

I am doing a research paper for my english comp 102 class and looking for scholarly sources and evidence to base all claims. MLA is the format I am using for citing my paper. any media, article, suggestions are welcomed, scholarly peer reviewed sources are prefered. Any and all help is appreicated.

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  • 9 years ago
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    United States Department of Agriculture

    usda.gov

    http://usda.gov/wps/portal/usda/usdahome

    I checked this website and didn't find much about the slow food movement. Big surprise! However, they do have a link to a handbook in PDF (portable document format) which might be of interest to you. Basically, all it had in regard to slow food were links to additional websites. I'm not sure whether or not these could be counted as reliable scholarly sources or even as primary sources. You can check with your teacher. I believe it may carry some weight, considering these were links given from the USDA as well as government offices from the state of Florida. It's worth a shot!

    Florida Farm to School

    Shortening the Distance

    Implementation Handbook

    co-published by: Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services

    co-published by: Florida Department of Education

    http://healthymeals.nal.usda.gov/hsmrs/Florida/FL%...

    Page 31 of the document has a whole list of website links for "Florida Chapters of Slow Food, USA."

    Page 60 of the document has just one reference to slow food, which is the link below. It was listed under the heading, "Field Trips And School Gardens."

    • Slow Food U.S.A. http://www.slowfoodusa.org

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    Here is an article from Time Magazine, obviously not a scholarly peer-reviewed source, but it does reference a quotation from the United Nations. You might be able to further investigate that source:

    http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1...

    The one thing Slow Food and its critics agree on is that something is wrong with the global food system. According to the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), in 2007 50 million more people were hungry than in 2006. At the same time, unhealthy, heavily processed, American-style fast food has spread beyond our borders, eroding traditional ways of eating. The solution, say Slow Food devotees, is to shift to cuisine that is "good, clean and fair," grown mostly organically by local farmers.

    Sure, slow food tastes better, but agribusiness has long argued that industrial farming is the only way to economically feed a global population nearing 7 billion. Organic farming yields less per acre than standard farming, which means a worldwide Slow Food initiative might lead to turning more forests into farmland. (To feed the U.S. alone with organic food, we'd need 40 million farmers, up from 1 million today.) In a recent editorial, FAO director-general Jacques Diouf pointed out that the world will need to double food production by 2050 and that to suggest organics can solve the challenge is "dangerously irresponsible."

    Read more: http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1...

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    Best wishes with your research paper!

    I wish you could show that world agricultural practices are being changed in order to improve our health.

  • 4 years ago

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