Monthly Archives: May 2012

Local foodie and global activist: A statement of belief from a food worshipper

Guest blog post from Irit Tamir, Senior Advocacy and Collaborations Advisor for Oxfam America’s US Regional Office. Tamir will be a speaker at our June 2012 Public Conference “The Necessary (r)evolution for Sustainable Food Systems.” I am a foodie. I love … Continue reading

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A Major Cause of Obesity? Less Time in the Kitchen

Since the 1960s, even though men have increased their time spent cooking slightly,  women have decreased their daily cooking time by more than 33% to about an hour.  During that same time period, obesity rates in the U.S. have skyrocketed. More … Continue reading

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When Science Fiction Becomes Reality: Zilmax in Our Beef, Bellies and Universities

Margaret Atwood’s book, Oryx and Crake, is a bleak futuristic tale of environmental disaster, walled universities for the rich, and biotechnology gone haywire. It paints a horrifying picture of what happens when larger-than-life, soul-less industries overpower smaller systems. Unfortunately, in … Continue reading

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Fiddlehead Ferns

This blog post is part of a series highlighting recipes that interweave the culture and history of cooking in Vermont, and is related to the Vermont Foodways Digital Initiative. Fiddlehead ferns, the young coiled leaves of the ostrich fern (Matteuccia struthiopteris), … Continue reading

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Tomatoes Are Growing in Vermont Greenhouses

There’s nothing quite like a totally ripe tomato, picked fresh from your garden or a local farm field. In Vermont, the window for this experience is pretty short, typically during August and part of September, until the first frost. The … Continue reading

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