Category Archives: Economic

What’s at Stake: Tiny But Mighty Farm Bill Programs

This post was first published on the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition blog on  Sept. 4, 2018. Editor’s Note: The 2014 Farm Bill expires on September 30th. If the next farm bill is not finalized before that date, numerous “tiny but mighty” … Continue reading

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Factfulness: The Book to Combat Modern Despair

By Sarah L. Tichonuk Factfulness: Ten Reasons We’re Wrong About the World—and Why Things Are Better Than You Think (Flatiron Books, April 2018) is an extraordinary book. Written by Hans Rosling, with Ola Rosling and Anna Rosling Rönnlund, the founders of The Gapminder Project, … Continue reading

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In Cuba, Only Tourists Drink Mojitos

By Sarah L. Tichonuk  He squatted, waiting tensely but patiently, and then seeing the right moment, he snuck the 9-inch blade under the armpit and into the heart, and withdrew it immediately. The pig reeled and squealed, but within 10 … Continue reading

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How KinoSol Is Transforming a Broken Food System with Technology

 By Emily Callaghan It is no secret that the global food system is facing many crises. Over 30 percent of food is wasted, yet millions of people remain food insecure and malnourished. The number of small and substance farmers is … Continue reading

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UVM Alumna Helps Pioneering Cheesemakers Look to the Future

By Melissa Pasanen Seven Days  On a sunny morning in early May, Marjorie Susman walked by bright tulips and daffodils, past the greenhouse, and down the stone stairway to the Orb Weaver Farm cheese room to start the season’s penultimate Monday … Continue reading

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