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Cuban Agroecologist to speak at UVM Sept. 12

For more than 20 years, Fernando Funes has maintained that his country’s future agricultural production lies in organic and urban farming. Prior to 1991, Cuba depended to a great extent on the Soviet Union, and since its collapse Fernando has worked hard to promote sustainable agriculture to help Cubans make a living. In 1999, he and Maria del Carmen Pérez received the Right Livelihood Award. He is the lead editor of Sustainable Agriculture and Resistance: Transforming Food Production in Cuba, published in 2002 by Food First.

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New Food Systems Faculty Member Announced

The Food Systems Initiative is excited to announce that Dr. Mark Budolfson has been hired as a new Food Systems faculty member in the Philosophy Department in the College of Arts and Sciences. Dr. Budolfson will be joining the UVM faculty in the Fall of 2015 as he was offered and accepted a prestigious Post-Doc position in the ...


VT Apples for VT Cider

Since 2008, the hard cider industry nationwide has seen annual growth of over 50%, which presents a significant opportunity for apple growers to increase sales of fruit to that market. Vermont is a leader in the production of hard cider, as it is home to Vermont Hard Cider Company (makers of Woodchuck and other ...

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