Breakthrough Leaders

Certificate Student Helps the Texas Food System Find its Footing

(Photo: Farmers’ market in Dallas by John Tornow/Flickr) Texas and Vermont are two places where residents feel a tremendous amount of state pride and the roots of agriculture tend to run deep. But when it comes to local food systems, The Lone Star State and The Green Mountain State are very far apart. Texas produces […]

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The Vermont GMO Food Labeling Law Helps Lead a Movement

By David Zuckerman On May 8, 2014, Governor Shumlin signed into law H.112, An Act Relating to the Labeling of Food Produced with Genetic Engineering. This is the first law in the United States to require foods that contain genetically engineered (GE) ingredients be labeled. It will also restrict the terms “natural,” “all natural,” and […]

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Building Sustainable Food Systems through Change and Innovation

By Vic Izzo Whether it is a parking lot chock full of out-of-staters waiting for their case of Heady Topper beer or a meandering New Englander traveling to the picturesque town of Grafton for a taste of four-year-old cheddar, it is clear that the flavors of Vermont are garnering quite a bit of attention these […]

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