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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. A majority of Vermont’s undocumented Mexican and … 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 ‘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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Alternative Spring Break Program Exposes Students to Food Justice Issues

While their peers traveled home to visit family or flew to warm, far-away places, ten UVM undergraduate students chose to stay in Vermont for an alternative spring break experience last week. Although they came from programs as disparate as elementary … Continue reading

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New Americans and Access to Good Food: What Do We Know and What Aren’t We Asking?

By Cheryl Herrick If you’re paying attention to food systems work and research in recent years, you know that terms like “food access” and “food desert” and “food insecurity” are ones that are used a lot. They stem from concern … Continue reading

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