Author Archives: Alison Nihart

UVM’s Eric Roy on Managing Phosphorus to Protect Water and Sustain the Food System 

Phosphorus runoff from farms and other sources is an ongoing problem for Vermont’s lakes. While phosphorus is essential for life, too much of it can lead to toxic algae blooms.

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Are Insects the Next Frontier in Sustainable Food?

Mealworms. Waxworms. Crickets. For most people, these words don’t evoke the thought of gourmet cuisine. Two UVM graduates are hoping to change that. While entomophagy (eating insects) is not a common practice in the United States, these and other insects … Continue reading

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UVM Students Receive James Beard Foundation Scholarships

Two UVM students are recipients of a prestigious scholarship from the James Beard Foundation National Scholars Program, which awards $20,000 scholarships to ten students across the United States. Alisha Utter is a doctoral student in Plant and Soil Science is developing a research … Continue reading

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UVM Agroecology Group Gains Global Attention, Launches New Graduate Certificate

The UVM Agroecology and Livelihoods Collaborative (ALC), which combines the wisdom of ecological and social sciences with the practice of growing food, is launching new research projects in Central America and Vermont, and a new graduate certificate, following a prestigious grant of … Continue reading

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Alternative Spring Break Program Exposes Students to Food Justice Issues

While their peers traveled home to visit family or flew to warm, far-away places, ten UVM undergraduate students chose to stay in Vermont for an alternative spring break experience last week. Although they came from programs as disparate as elementary … Continue reading

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