Author Archives: Alison Nihart

Thought for Food: Food Ethics Textbook Edited by UVM Faculty is the First of its Kind

When was the last time you felt guilty about eating a particular food? Perhaps you were concerned about the people who were involved in the production of the food. Perhaps you were indulging in “junk food,” which you know is … Continue reading

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Photo Journal: The 2016 Food Systems Summit

Last week, the 5th annual UVM Food Systems Summit drew 300 scholars, students, farmers, and representatives from business, nonprofit, and government sectors. The 2016 theme, “What Makes Food Good?” prompted provocative presentations and conversations during a packed two days, during which participants … Continue reading

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UVM On Track to Surpass Goal for “Real” Food Purchases

By Alison Nihart The University of Vermont is on track to surpass its current goal of purchasing 20 percent local, sustainable, fair, and humane food. In the 2015-2016 school year, 19 percent of the food purchased by UVM Dining qualified … Continue reading

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Upcoming Food Systems Speakers at UVM

Mark your calendar for these upcoming events at UVM! February 16: Barry Estabrook 1:00–2:30 PM Silver Maple Ballroom, Davis Center, UVM Of Hogs and Humans: Searching for a Sustainable Porkchop Barry Estabrook, James Beard Award-winning journalist, author, and former contributing editor … Continue reading

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#FightFor15: How fast food workers launched a national living wage movement

Photo credit: FightFor15-1330361 by Mark Dixon (CC BY 2.0) On July 22, Governor Cuomo of New York State announced a $15/hr minimum wage law for fast food workers in New York City and across the state. This unprecedented move happened … Continue reading

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