Category Archives: Environmental

Global Warming: More Insects, Hungrier For Crops

By Basil Waugh  Crop losses for critical food grains will increase substantially with global warming, as rising temperatures boost the metabolism and population growth of insect pests, new research says. “Climate change will have a negative impact on crops,” said … Continue reading

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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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