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WFPL News Special: Local Food in Louisville

by Laura Ellis on September 9, 2011

Louisville’s local food movement is supported by restaurants, farmers and city government — but could local food feed the whole city? On Tuesday at 1pm, we’ll talk with local chefs, farmers and food advocates. We’ll also take your questions. Join us with your thoughts and questions on local food in Louisville at 502-814-8255 or

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Slow Food International Leader Speaks About Sustainability and Southern Diets

by Gabe Bullard September 7, 2011

The world population is expected to reach nine billion in the next 50 years. On top of that, the growing middle class in China and other developing countries is adapting a western-style diet…the type of diet that many healthy food advocates say isn’t sustainable, not for humans and not for the environment. Slow Food International […]

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Slow Food Advocate Says Western Diets Must Change to Improve Health, Environment

by Gabe Bullard September 6, 2011

The head of the organization Slow Food International says Louisville has made great strides in the push for what he calls good, clean and fair food. Paolo di Croce‘s organization supports food that is locally grown, healthy and sustainable for both farmers and the environment. He says there are a number of practitioners of the […]

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Slow Food Expert Visits Louisville

by Gabe Bullard September 5, 2011

The executive director of Slow Food International will be in Louisville Monday and Tuesday. Paolo di Croce is visiting several cities in the United States and Canada to meet with slow food advocates and potential supporters. His organization was founded as a response to the rise of fast food. It supports locally-grown ingredients and sustainable […]

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Slow Food Congress Won’t Come to Louisville

by Dalton Main July 7, 2011

The Slow Food International organization will not hold its quadrennial meeting in Louisville, though the city was considered a potential host. Slow Food has decided to fold its International Congress into the similar Terra Madre event next year.  Slow Food had been considering Louisville as a host city, but because of financial reasons they have […]

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Chef Michel Nischan Praises Louisville

by Dalton Main May 30, 2011

Healthy food advocate Michel Nischan says Louisville’s local food economy is a benchmark in the farm to table movement. Nischan is a chef in Connecticut, but his father grew up in Kentucky.  He visited Louisville last summer for the festival of faiths and says he was impressed by the city’s strong support for local food. […]

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Slow Food International Postpones Decision

by Dalton Main April 11, 2011

Slow Food International is still considering Louisville as a host city for its international congress, however, the group has postponed their decision until the next board meeting in June. The organization works for environmentally responsible agricultural practices with a commitment to serving healthy, local food in communities. The name Slow Food comes from the group’s […]

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Slow Food International Considering Louisville, Three Other Cities for Convention

by Gabe Bullard February 28, 2011

This year’s congress would be the second ever held outside of Europe. The 2007 event was held in Mexico. All the others have been in Europe. A host city will likely be announced in March.

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Louisville Being Considered For Slow Food International Congress

by Gabe Bullard February 25, 2011

The Slow Food International Organization is considering hosting its next international congress in Louisville. The city one of several around the world—including four American cities—being considered for the event.

Slow Food International is a non-profit organization founded in 1989 to counteract the rise of fast food. The organization champions local, healthy food with a commitment to communities and the environment.

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