News Release — Vermont Folklife Center Jan. 10, 2017 Contact: Evie Lovett [email protected] 802.258.1574 PUTNEY FOOD STORIES, short films by Putney Central School 8th grade students about long-time Putney community members, to show at Next Stage Arts Project in Putney on Wednesday, January 18, 7 pm The Putney Central School 8th grade Social Studies class […]
News Release — Vermont Law School Nov. 18, 2016 Contact: Maryellen Apelquist, Director of Communications, Vermont Law School office: 802-831-1228, cell: 802-299-5593, [email protected] SOUTH ROYALTON, Vt., Nov. 18, 2016––Activist and James Beard Leadership Award winner Karen Washington will speak about food justice and diversity in agriculture during a lecture titled “The Colorization of Our Food […]
A scathing new report calculates that half of all the food produced in the U.S. alone goes to waste.
Theresa Snow of Salvation Farms says it’s not farmers who are causing the food to go to waste, but rather market forces beyond their control that make imperfect foods too costly to use.
“We will have a national GMOs labeling requirement, largely due to Vermont’s efforts to lead the nation in this endeavor,” the attorney general said. Congress pre-empted Vermont’s law after three weeks.
Attorney General Bill Sorrell said he won’t seek to enforce Vermont’s law requiring labeling of foods containing genetically modified ingredients now that the president has signed legislation addressing the issue. Vermont’s Act 120, which went into effect July 1, was pre-empted when President Barack Obama signed a federal law requiring producers to label GMO foods. […]
Like so many political debates, this one may be as much tribal and psychological as scientific and rational.
News Release — NEK Food System Plan March 8, 2016 Contact: Taylar Foster, NEK Food System Plan Program Manager, 635-2620 or [email protected] While food manufacturers’ jobs, wages, and opportunities have increased in the Northeast Kingdom over the last decade, farmers and other producers struggle to get their products to markets in and outside of Vermont. […]
News Release — Sodexo March 7, 2016 Contacts: Annie Rowell [email protected] 802.734.1326 Kevin Ellis [email protected] 802.371.8112 Enrico Dinges [email protected] BRINGING MORE LOCAL FOOD TO VT COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES MONTPELIER, Vt. — Sodexo, which serves the food at many of Vermont’s colleges and universities, spent $3.22 million purchasing locally-grown food in 2015. That constitutes 15.4 percent […]
News Release — Vermont Law School Feb. 23, 2016 Contact: Maryellen Apelquist, Director of Communications, Vermont Law School office: 802-831-1228, cell: 802-299-5593, [email protected] SOUTH ROYALTON, Vt., Feb. 23, 2016––Vermont Law School alumni—farmers, food entrepreneurs, and lawyers—will discuss the many ways food and the law intersect during a panel discussion titled “Food: What’s Law Got to […]
News Release — Sen. Patrick Leahy Jan. 20, 2016 Press Contact: David Carle 202-224-3693 . . . Bill Doubles Funding To $10 Million Annually . . . Leahy-Lead Program Already Has Brought Several Grants To Vermont Schools, Helping Vermont Become A Leader In The Farm To School Movement WASHINGTON (WEDNESDAY, Jan. 20, 2016) – The […]
The U.S. Department of Agriculture will award $728,274 to the Center for Agriculture and Food Systems at Vermont Law School to support a program designed to get communities more access to healthy food. The money comes from the USDA’s National Agricultural Library “to support innovative legal resources for farmers, food entrepreneurs, researchers and policymakers,” according […]
News Release — Vital Communities July 21, 2015 Contact: Becka Warren Valley Food & Farm Manager [email protected] 802.291.9100 x112 VitalCommunities.org WHITE RIVER JUNCTION – Finding and enjoying local foods from Upper Valley farms just got easier with Valley Farm Fresh, a new marketing campaign launched by Vital Communities. Valley Farm Fresh encourages Upper Valley consumers to buy […]
News Release — Vermont Dept. of Tourism & Marketing July 8, 2015 Contact: Laura Peterson, Vermont Dept. of Tourism & Marketing VermontVacation.com [email protected] Twitter: Vermont Tourism Facebook: Vermont Tourism 802.522.7323 Suggested Tweet: #VTOpenFarm Week August 3-9. Your chance to visit the farm in “farm to table.” www.diginvt.com Farms Open Their Doors to a Public […]