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Sterling College Blog: Finding & Using the Voice of an Advocate

By Emma Enoch 4/7/2016 Full posting On a late March morning, my Food Policy class ventured to the Statehouse in Montpelier for Rural Vermont’s Small Farm Action Day.  Throughout the semester we have been discussing a wide range of  topics, including food safety regulation and labeling laws, the intersection of food consumption and public health, Continue Reading

04/05 Update: Small farmers, big presence

Message from Director Andrea Stander Power to the Farmers! Small Farm Action Day Issue Updates: OFS, RAPs, GMOs & MJ Coming soon — Burgers & Ballet! Read the full update

The Alternative Daily: General Mills To Label All GMO Products In US

By Tanya Rakhmilevich 4/1/16 Full Article The voices of those who want GMOs clearly labeled on all food products are being heard! While there is still no federal law mandating GMO labeling, large companies are beginning to respond to consumer demands and voluntarily labeling their products. The latest company to do this is General Mills. Continue Reading

Brattleboro Reformer: Slaughter rule: Farmers meet with legislators

04/01/2016 Full Press Release Farmers of all ages traveled to the Vermont State House Wednesday to participate in Small Farm Action Day, an event organized by grass-roots advocacy group Rural Vermont and co-hosted by the Vermont Young Farmers Coalition. Traveling from as far as Bennington and Caledonia counties, small-scale farmers spent the day away from Continue Reading