Monthly Archives: April 2018

Study Finds a Surprising Link Between Food Waste and Diet Quality

By Basil Waugh Americans waste nearly a pound of food per person each day, but the exact amount of food we trash differs by how healthy your diet is, a new University of Vermont co-authored national study finds.

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What Is Agritourism and Why Does It Matter?

By Lisa Chase, PhD Picking apples, learning how maple syrup is made, tasting heirloom tomatoes, milking a cow—all of these activities are part of the growing trend of agritourism.  Visiting farms and ranches to experience agriculture and celebrate harvests is … Continue reading

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Farmworker Gardens and Food Sovereignty in the Northern Borderlands

By Teresa Mares The following is an excerpt of a March 2018 article published in the Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development.   For Maria, the small kitchen garden that she tends behind her house brings a sense of … Continue reading

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Learning About Banana Plantations Changed Everything for Emily McCarthy

Emily McCarthy came to UVM as an English major. But after writing an essay on banana plantations, she had a change of heart. The Massachusetts native credits that essay, written during her first fall semester at UVM, with opening her … Continue reading

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Study: Phosphorus Surplus Hurts Cleanup Efforts in Vermont

By Basil Waugh Vermont farms have built up a massive phosphorus surplus—one that is growing at an estimated 1,500 tons per year—as farmers continue to import large quantities of animal feed and fertilizer, a new University of Vermont study says. … Continue reading

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