Category Archives: Environmental

Fortifying a Critical Crop

By Joshua Brown  Perhaps you missed this winter’s news that the price of hummus spiked in Great Britain. The cause, as the New York Timesreported on February 8: drought in India, resulting in a poor harvest of chickpeas. Far beyond making … 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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The Dirt on Farming and Greenhouse Gases

By Sarah Tuff Dunn The thousands of farms that quilt Vermont’s landscape, from the southern foothills of the Green Mountains to the shores of Lake Champlain and the Quebec border, have long made the state an icon of bucolic, healthy … Continue reading

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UVM Summer Course Explores Edible Mushrooms and the Biology of Fungi

Associate Professor Terrence Delaney first became enthralled by fungi 40 years ago when he was a student at Duke University. Not only are fungi master decomposers, but are also known to have fascinating sex lives, according to Delaney. This summer … Continue reading

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Learning About Banana Plantations Changed Everything for Emily McCarthy

Emily McCarthy came to UVM as an English major. But after writing an essay on banana plantations, she had a change of heart. The Massachusetts native credits that essay, written during her first fall semester at UVM, with opening her … Continue reading

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