Monthly Archives: July 2016

Food Loss Study Reveals Opportunity for Increased Use of Locally Grown Food

About 14.3 million pounds of wholesome vegetables and berries grown in the state go uneaten every year, according to a new study. The first empirical study of food loss on Vermont farms was conducted by Salvation Farms and Isgood Community … Continue reading

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On-the-Farm Dinners Draw Food Lovers to Valley Dream Farm in Cambridge

Anne Tisbert is a farmer, entrepreneur, tour guide, and mother. At Valley Dream Farm, which she purchased with her husband, Joe, in 1992, she rises early each day to tend to organic produce—red beets, sugar snap peas, rhubarb, and tomatoes—that … Continue reading

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UVM Alumna Creates Inspiration at the Google Food Lab

Eva Antczak ’07 is program manager of the Google Food Lab, a platform for people in food policy, farming, corporate food service, healthcare, technology, corporate food companies, and academia to use their knowledge to solve pressing food system issues. We … Continue reading

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UN Report: Farming and Forestry Can Deliver Food Security

Better cooperation between nations’ farming and forestry sectors will help reduce deforestation and improve food security, according to a new United Nations report. The report shows that the greatest net loss of forests and net gain in agricultural land between … Continue reading

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Food Truck Helps Organization Drive Up Participation in Summer Meals for Children

By Shane Rogers Good news: Vermont ranks third in the country for serving free summer meals to children. The bad news: Vermont is still only reaching 33.3 percent of the children who qualify for free or reduced lunch during the … Continue reading

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