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Food Systems Faculty Profile: Mark Budolfson

Mark Budolfson is an Assistant Professor in Philosophy.

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Katrina Light with goats


From Film to Farm

Before Katrina Light came to UVM to pursue a master’s degree in the Food Systems Graduate Program, she was managing a film studio in New York City. Jump ahead a few years, and her fast-paced urban life has given way to a series of very different routines. In the summer, she starts her day at 5:30 a.m., milking cows and instructing high school students in farm chores. During the academic year, she crunches numbers to calculate the carbon footprint of Bard College’s dining program and teaches students about the farm to institution movement.

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Tyler Doggett and Mark Budolfson


Thought for Food

A new book edited by two UVM faculty dives deep into the ethical questions involved in the production and consumption of food: “Food, Ethics, and Society” (Oxford University Press, 2016) is the result of a multi-year collaboration between UVM Philosophy faculty members Tyler Doggett and Mark Budolfson, along with their colleague Anne Barnhill at the University of Pennsylvania.

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