Monthly Archives: April 2015

How to talk about food and why it matters

By Smita Narula An estimated 49 million Americans live in “food insecure” households, meaning they cannot afford adequate food for themselves or their families.  In other words nearly one in six individuals, in the richest country in the world, struggles … Continue reading

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Claire Kremen on the Necessity of Agroecology

Claire Kremen is Professor in the Department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management at University of California, Berkeley, and co-directs the Center for Diversified Farming Systems and the Berkeley Food Institute at the University of California. Kremen will be a … Continue reading

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Raj Patel on Gender Inequity in the Food System

Raj Patel is an award-winning writer, activist and academic. He is a Research Professor in the Lyndon B Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas, Austin and a Senior Research Associate at the Unit for the Humanities at Rhodes University (UHURU), … Continue reading

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Meet UVM’s Farmer Training Dream Team

Together they have almost 40 years of farming experience, three degrees from UVM, and an incredible wealth of knowledge in how to produce amazing food, foster healthy communities, and have fun even when the work is hard. Rachel Stievater (pictured … Continue reading

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