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Eric Roy

04-18-2016

Intensive Farming in the Tropics Could Require Huge Phosphorus 'Tax'

From the Amazon to Africa, tropical regions are widely expected to play a growing role in supplying food to the world. With global population on the rise, many policy experts and conservationists see agricultural intensification as a winning strategy to produce more food per acre while sparing tropical forests from being converted ...

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David Just, professor in the Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management Photo: Rob Way

04-14-2016

April 18: David Just on the Value of Choice

David Just, a leading food policy scholar, will discuss the use of behavioral economics as a tool to fight obesity at the University of Vermont on Monday, April 18. His guest lecture, "The Value Of Choice: A Behavioral Economic Approach To Food Policy," will take place from 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. in the Sugar Maple Ballroom at the Dudley H. Davis Center at UVM. His talk is free and open to the public.

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04-13-2016

UVM Real Food Working Group Seeks New Members

The Real Food Working Group is currently recruiting UVM faculty, staff, and student members for the 2016-2017 academic year. The Real Food Working Group is a group of students, staff, faculty, and UVM Dining members who work together to implement UVM's Real Food Campus Commitment. The group meets monthly to discuss purchasing ...

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