Author Michael Moss to Speak at UVM Aiken Lecture Nov. 1

Best-selling author and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Michael Moss will be the keynote speaker at the 2017 George D. Aiken Lecture Series on Nov. 1 at the UVM Ira Allen Chapel. Moss is the author of the New York Times’ bestseller, “Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us.” His writing focuses on the food […]

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Sugar a Common Thread in Three of Vermont’s Most Critical Health Issues

You might not think of sugar as a risk factor for heart disease. But if you connect the dots, it’s there. “We have long understood the relationship between sugar and obesity, but researchers have also identified a link between sugar consumption and the risk of metabolic disease and dying of heart disease,” says Catherine Hamilton, […]

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The Newest Statistics Connecting Food and Health

When it comes to food and health, we often hear about obesity, heart disease, and diabetes. But here’s some good news: American adults are eating better, according to a report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Economic Research Service. The study, Changes in Eating Patterns and Diet Quality Among Working-Age Adults, 2005-2010, released earlier this […]

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What Can You Do to Reduce Food Waste in America?

By Darryl Benjamin “Thrift is poetic because it is creative; waste is unpoetic because it is waste.” ― G.K. Chesterton, What’s Wrong with the World Let’s face it: it’s unsexy to talk about food waste. Who wants to hear about garbage, refuse, or rubbish? But talk about it we must. Two ineluctable problems loom that […]

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UVM Helps Farms, Consumers Find Middle Ground on Produce Safety

For the first time in U.S. history, the production and distribution of fruits and vegetables will be regulated by the federal government in an effort to prevent foodborne illness related to the contamination of produce. The Food Safety Modernization Act of 2011, the most sweeping reform of food safety laws in more than 70 years, […]

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New Food System Jobs Exceed Expectations in Vermont

By Rachel Carter More than 2,000 Vermont food system jobs have been added to the local economy since the launch of the Farm to Plate initiative. In only four and a half years, Vermont has surpassed what had been predicted to occur over a ten year period by 500 jobs. Food entrepreneurs have added at […]

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Why We Love Church Street Marketplace

Church Street in the heart of Burlington is one of the most popular destinations in Vermont. Visitors to the city’s brick and cobblestone pedestrian marketplace will find dozens of locally-owned restaurants, food cart vendors, shops, and cafes, as well as a variety of outdoor entertainment. A perfect place to visit anytime of year, Church Street […]

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