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Sodexo Symposium Highlights Careers in the Vermont Food System

By Anastasia Tsekeris Vermont First recently held its first student symposium designed to celebrate and learn about farm-to-institution and the career paths within the food system. Vermont chefs, entrepreneurs, farmers, and other leaders in the field gathered in October to discuss current … Continue reading

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New UVM Study Reinforces the Value of Food Hubs

Do farmers and other suppliers benefit from sales to food hubs? UVM Associate Professor David Conner and a team of researchers set out to find the answer in a recent study published in the Journal of Hunger & Environmental Nutrition. … Continue reading

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UVM Is: Teresa Mares Studies Food Access Challenges Among Migrant Dairy Workers

Near the Vermont-Canadian border, migrant dairy workers are grappling with food insecurity and increasing anxiety. Living on the dairy farms where they are employed, undocumented migrant workers are often reluctant to go grocery shopping—or anywhere for that matter—for fear of … Continue reading

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Urban Farming in Singapore Shows Promise for Civic Agriculture

By Sophie Johnson Rooftop farms are popping up across Singapore, a city-state home to over 5 million people. Among the Asian mega-city’s skyscrapers, urban farmers are beginning to cultivate crops, including tomatoes, eggplant, spearmint, basil, sorrel, tomatillos, and lemons. Comcrop, … Continue reading

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The ‘Gangsta Gardener’ Continues to Dismantle Urban Food Insecurity

By Connor Sullivan Since 2010, Ron Finley has been a prominent figure in the urban food system, after he began growing organic produce on a barren public property next to his home in South Los Angeles, California. Finley has been … Continue reading

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