Seven Days: What Works, and Doesn’t, About Farmers Markets?

By Suzanne Podhaizer July 19, 2016 Full Article On a sunny Saturday in July, the smell of sausage fills the air. At the Burlington Farmers Market, vendors’ stands sprawl across City Hall Park and line St. Paul Street, while bustling crowds fill the spaces in between. Chords of music tinkle from one tent. At another, Continue Reading

KCSG: Coalition petitions to White House demanding President veto DARK Act

by Blair Fitzgibbon; Moms Across America, Published – 07/15/16 Full Article WASHINGTON, D.C.— A major national coalition of right-to-know activists representing more than 100 organizations delivered petitions Friday, signed by 250,000 people to President Barack Obama at the White House. The petitions asked the President to veto S. 764, a bill known as the DARK Continue Reading

IPES Food: How to leave industrial agriculture behind: Food systems experts urge global shift towards agroecology

10 principles to guide the transition to sustainable food systems June 2016 Full Press Release (Brussels / Trondheim: 2nd June) Input-intensive crop monocultures and industrial-scale feedlots must be consigned to the past in order to put global food systems onto sustainable footing, according to the world’s foremost experts on food security, agro-ecosystems and nutrition. The Continue Reading

NOFA Blog: Carbon Farming in Vermont

June 28, 2016 By Rachel Fussell Full Blog Post Sitting in the 100-year old Farm Barn at Shelburne Farms during a two-day course on Carbon Farming with Eric Toensmeier, I couldn’t help but ponder how simple life’s decisions must have been for the folks who lived and tended this barn back then. The questions that Continue Reading

Burlington Free Press:

7/14/16 By MARY CLARE JALONICK Full Article WASHINGTON – Consumers wanting to know if their foods contain genetically modified ingredients will be able to find out for the first time. Congress sent legislation to President Barack Obama on Thursday that would require most food packages to carry a text label, a symbol or an electronic Continue Reading

Ag Web: Applegate Farms Moves to Make Its Meat GMO-Free

July 13, 2016 08:50 AM By Bloomberg Full Article Chicken lovers who demand more than the natural, organic, or free-range labels slapped on pretty much everything these days may be happily surprised to find a new product in the supermarket freezer: Applegate Farms has started shipping Non-GMO Project Verified organic chicken nuggets to retailers nationwide. Continue Reading

WAMC: Vermont Advocates Slam U.S. Senate Approval Of Federal GMO Bill

By Pat Bradley Jul 8, 2016 Full Article and Audio Late Thursday the U.S. Senate approved federal GMO labeling legislation and moved the bill to the House for consideration.  In Vermont, where the first-in-the-nation mandatory GMO labeling law went into effect last Friday, advocates say the federal bill caters to the whims of the corporate Continue Reading