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UVM Professor Researches the Benefits of Oilseed Crops for Biodiesel Production

(Photo: Flickr/Creative Commons) Depleting fossil fuel reserves and fluctuating oil prices have generated interest among Vermont farmers to explore alternative, sustainable sources of energy. For the past... Continue Reading

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A Marine Veteran Finds His Calling in Organic Farming at UVM

Andy Lang first became aware of the importance of local food while helping his girlfriend build a juice truck in his home state of Missouri. Getting fresh... Continue Reading

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Heart of Gold: Neil Young Congratulates Vermont for GMO Food Labeling Stance

(Photo: Takahiro Kyono/Flickr) By Cynthia Belliveau, EdD Dean of UVM Continuing and Distance Education Rarely do you get wowed these days. We’re surrounded by a constant barrage... Continue Reading

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Clean Water: Restoring a Basic Civil Right

By James Ehlers Rivers weave the fabric for our lives as Vermonters, people who live in and celebrate the outdoors.  Lakes — the places we swim, boat,... Continue Reading

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When it Comes to Food Justice, Am I a Marxist?

(Photo: Natalie Maynor/Flickr) By Darryl Benjamin An interesting thing happened to me on my way to the Farm-to-Table movement. I discovered I might be a Marxist. More... Continue Reading