Author Archives: Alison Nihart

UVM Agroecology Group Gains Global Attention, Launches New Graduate Certificate

The UVM Agroecology and Livelihoods Collaborative (ALC), which combines the wisdom of ecological and social sciences with the practice of growing food, is launching new research projects in Central America and Vermont, and a new graduate certificate, following a prestigious grant of … Continue reading

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Alternative Spring Break Program Exposes Students to Food Justice Issues

While their peers traveled home to visit family or flew to warm, far-away places, ten UVM undergraduate students chose to stay in Vermont for an alternative spring break experience last week. Although they came from programs as disparate as elementary … Continue reading

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Thought for Food: Food Ethics Textbook Edited by UVM Faculty is the First of its Kind

When was the last time you felt guilty about eating a particular food? Perhaps you were concerned about the people who were involved in the production of the food. Perhaps you were indulging in “junk food,” which you know is … Continue reading

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Photo Journal: The 2016 Food Systems Summit

Last week, the 5th annual UVM Food Systems Summit drew 300 scholars, students, farmers, and representatives from business, nonprofit, and government sectors. The 2016 theme, “What Makes Food Good?” prompted provocative presentations and conversations during a packed two days, during which participants … Continue reading

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UVM On Track to Surpass Goal for “Real” Food Purchases

By Alison Nihart The University of Vermont is on track to surpass its current goal of purchasing 20 percent local, sustainable, fair, and humane food. In the 2015-2016 school year, 19 percent of the food purchased by UVM Dining qualified … Continue reading

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