Category Archives: Culture

UVM Trip to Kenya Highlights Food Systems, Nutrition & Community

By Olivia Peña A group of 14 UVM students traveled to Kenya for 12 days in January to apply hands-on nutrition, food systems, and community development skills they learned on campus. Students from several majors participated in the Sustainable Development and … Continue reading

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Amy Trubek Examines What Cooking Means in the Modern Age

My feelings about cooking are complicated. Sometimes I feel joy when I cook, and other times it’s more like shame. After reading “Making Modern Meals: How Americans Cook Today” by UVM Associate Professor of Nutrition and Food Science Amy Trubek, … Continue reading

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Author Michael Moss Exposes How the Food Giants Hooked Us

By Andrea Estey Have you ever snacked on a bag of salty, crunchy chips and gotten the feeling that you just couldn’t stop? You’re not alone. That irresistible sensation is completely by design. It’s just one of the ways the … Continue reading

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Urban Farming in Singapore Shows Promise for Civic Agriculture

By Sophie Johnson Rooftop farms are popping up across Singapore, a city-state home to over 5 million people. Among the Asian mega-city’s skyscrapers, urban farmers are beginning to cultivate crops, including tomatoes, eggplant, spearmint, basil, sorrel, tomatillos, and lemons. Comcrop, … Continue reading

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Farm Tours Improve Public Trust of Dairy for First Time Visitors

By Laura Hardie  On a sunny Saturday morning, cicadas buzzed in a nearby field, and the smell of sweet pancakes filled the air. Young children laughed as newly born calves tested out their wobbly legs and gave them salty kisses, … Continue reading

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