Monthly Archives: June 2012

Breakthrough Food Leader Marian Dickinson: Student & Public Health Advocate

Guest blog post from Marian Dickinson, a participant in our Breakthrough Leaders Program for Sustainable Food Systems. She is a graduate student at the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health.  What about our food systems do you want to change? My … Continue reading

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Why We’re Hosting a Food Systems Summit

We’ve heard in many times, there are nearly 7 billion people who need to eat every day and more coming. And we have a global food system that degrades our land, our health, and increasingly our humanity through short-sighted practices … Continue reading

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RECIPE: Rhubarb Wine

Rhubarb is a harbinger of spring. When little else is available to eat from the early spring garden, the long red stalks with fanning leaves offer to cooks a strong, tart fruit (okay, technically vegetable) to incorporate into their dishes. … Continue reading

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More Food = More Hunger? The Productivist Paradigm Paradox

Can organic agriculture feed the world? Is local food efficient? How do we feed a growing population? Questions like these are posed often in my world. On the surface, the answer is obvious: whatever system grows the most food is … Continue reading

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RECIPE: Warm Spinach Mascarpone Dip

In celebration of National Dairy Month, Vermonters are virtually obliged to celebrate the almighty Holstein, Jersey, Guernsey, Ayrshire and Brown Swiss during the month of June. And rightly so – the dairy industry is tops in the state, accounting for … Continue reading

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