Category Archives: Economic

Eric Holt-Gimenez Presents ‘How to Feed the World Without Destroying It?’ on March 18 at UVM

By Allison Spain Eric Holt-Gimenez, Ph.D., is the executive director of Food First/Institute for Food and Development Policy (July 2006-present). Called one of the country’s “most established food think tanks” by the New York Times, Food First’s mission is to … Continue reading

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UVM Extension Plays Key Role in Launching International Culinary Trail

By Jeffrey Wakefield In the spring of 2017, early in his tenure as director of UVM Extension, Chuck Ross got a long voicemail message from a farmer and culinary tourism advocate in Pontiac, Quebec named David Gillespie. Did Vermont have … Continue reading

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Erica Morrell to Speak about First Food Justice Nov. 7 at UVM

By Allison Spain  Erica Morrell, PhD, a Mellon C3 Postdoctoral Fellow in Sociology at Middlebury College, will speak at UVM on Nov. 7 about “Knowledge, Power, and the Politics of First Food Justice.”  In her talk, Erica will draw on her … Continue reading

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Uncertainty Abounds with Farm Bill Expiration

By Kate Whitney September 30 marked the deadline for the passing of a new Farm Bill, the primary agricultural and food policy tool of the federal government, which would have replaced the legislation that has been in effect since 2014. Although the bill’s … Continue reading

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Dignity and Devastation in Vermont’s Dairy Industry

By Teresa Mares The following is an excerpt of a August 2018 article published in the Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development.   After years of challenging economic conditions, the first several months of 2018 spelled disaster for a … Continue reading

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