New Book: Majority of Vermont’s Migrant Farm Workers Are Food Insecure

By Jeffrey Wakefield

Since the late 1990s, undocumented Mexican and Central American farm workers on Vermont’s dairy farms have been instrumental in helping bring milk, cheese, yogurt and other food products to market.

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A majority of Vermont’s undocumented Mexican and Central American farm workers are food insecure, says a new book by UVM anthropology professor Teresa Mares. (Photo: Terry J. Allen)

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Launch of Temporary Food Assistance Program on Campus

By Caroline Aubry

UVM has launched a pilot temporary food assistance program called Swipe Out Hunger on campus. The program provides students (including undergraduate, graduate, and medical students) that are financially struggling to purchase enough food with up to 14 free meals per academic year until a more sustainable solution can be put in place.

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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 end the injustices that cause hunger, poverty and environmental degradation throughout the world.

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Author, Farmer Leah Penniman on Growing a Food Justice Movement

By Rachel Leslie

For farmer, author and activist Leah Penniman, farming is not just about feeding the community, though it is what got her started. For Penniman, farming is about uprooting what she describes as systemic racism in the modern U.S. food system and training the next generation of activist farmers.

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Leah Penniman spoke with UVM students, faculty and staff about her new book, Farming While Black, and what her organization is doing to dismantle racism in farming.

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Food Hub Certificate Helps Organizations Find Their Place in the Food System

Ben Earle is all about using innovative approaches to solve organizational and community problems.

The executive director of Feed the Need in Durham, Ontario, enrolled in UVM’s Food Hub Management Certificate Program in 2018 to help gain a deeper knowledge and hands-on training on the role and place of food hubs in the food system.

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