Slow Food International — GMO’s
Slow Food is against the commercial planting of genetically modified crops (GMOs) and promotes GMO-free food and feed. Slow Food President Carlo Petrini clarifies the reasons why Slow Food does not support GMOs in the document 10 Reasons to Say no to GMOs.
GMOs present a threat to the precautionary principle: We are capable of transplanting a gene from one species to another but we are not yet able to predict or contain the results, creating yet another risk for biodiversity and the environment. Furthermore, current scientific research is inadequate to demonstrate the safety of GMOs for human or animal health…read more…
Slow Foods–Raw Milk
In 2001, Slow Food launched a campaign to protect cheese made from raw milk, gathering over 20,000 signatures in support of the Slow Food Manifesto in Defense of Raw Milk. The manifesto was drawn up to protect the rights of cheesemakers in countries where overzealous hygiene laws forbid or jeopardize the production of raw milk cheese. Gradually, the success of the campaign is restoring confidence and dignity to cheese producers around the world…read more…
The following are some highlights of this document. How do we put this plan to work, when some towns consider land to be so valuable, that they continue to subdivide farmland for housing developments more than they consider its preservation? It would be interesting to hear your comments.
State Strategic Plan:
New Jersey’s State Development & Redevelopment Plan