Category Archives: Health

Are Slow-Growth Chickens the Next Step for Poultry Producers?

By Caroline Lee The New York Times recently published an article detailing why Perdue Farms, one of the country’s largest poultry producers, is choosing to adopt more humane growing practices in the form of slow-growth chicken breeds. These slow-growth chickens … Continue reading

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Mastering the Basics and Cooking with Confidence

Maria Carabello wants people to feel empowered in the kitchen. That’s easier said than done, especially since home cooking is on the decline. Less than 60 percent of the suppers served at home were cooked at home in 2014, according … Continue reading

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Milk Matters: More Vermonters are Choosing Full-Fat Dairy

By Laura Hardie Which is better, whole milk or skim? An increasing number of people are choosing full-fat dairy, both nationally and in Vermont, according to retail data from IRi, a market research firm. The trend is related to the … Continue reading

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Report Finds Differing Views Among Americans Over Food Science

The Pew Research Center released last week a survey of attitudes toward genetic modification, organic food, and the importance of eating healthy foods. The survey also found that many American’s don’t trust scientists’ take on food issues. While more than … Continue reading

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Celebrating the Progress of Farm to School in Vermont

By Jennifer Porter Earlier this month, over 250 local and national farm to school leaders gathered at the 2016 Vermont Farm to School Conference to learn about the positive impacts of farm to school programming and help shape the future … Continue reading

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