UVM Extension: UVM Extension Hemp Research Underway

June 6, 2016 Under the leadership of agronomist Heather Darby, the University of Vermont Extension Northwest Crops and Soils Program has begun an industrial hemp research project. The 2014 Farm Bill legalized university research on industrial hemp as a commercial crop. To that end, Darby and her team secured needed permissions, seeds, and funding to Continue Reading

Common Dreams: Industry Influence Clouds New GMO Report

6/1/16 by Tim Schwab New National Research Council study trumpets the safety of GMOs, but how much confidence can we have in these findings given the many conflicts of interest involved? Full Article Last month, Food & Water Watch correctly predicted that the National Research Council’s (NRC) far-reaching ties to the biotechnology industry would greatly Continue Reading

Green America: Green America: The Tipping Point Is Here On GMOs, With 10 Major Companies Shifting To Non-GMO Products

“Major Momentum Building Fast” for Non Genetically Engineered Food as 10 Top Companies Respond to Growing Pressure Demand to Curb GMOs Jun 07, 2016 Full Article WASHINGTON, June 7, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — General Mills. Post. Hershey’s. Unilever. Pepsi. Those are just some of the top food corporations that have been persuaded since January 2014 by Green Continue Reading

WCAX: UVM conducts research on industrial hemp crop

Jun 03, 2016 By Judy Simpson Full Article ALBURGH, Vt. – You can’t legally grow pot in Vermont, but you can grow hemp. At Borderview research farm the plants are coming up.  From hops, to cover crops, to vegetables – research is underway. But it is the latest crop that is getting some attention. Industrial hemp Continue Reading

My Champlain Valley: Vermont Gubernatorial Candidates Discuss State’s Water Quality

By Alexandra Leslie 6/7/16 Full Article COLCHESTER, Vt. Tuesday night, candidates for Vermont’s top job met to discuss the state’s water quality. The forum was presented by Lake Champlain International, and co-sponsored by Vermont Rural Water Association, Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce, The Lintilhac Foundation, Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility, Vermont Council Trout Unlimited, Continue Reading

Lancaster Farming: Vt. Researcher Eager to Expand Hemp Research

By Leon Thompson 5/27/16 Full Article BURLINGTON, Vt. — After two years working through barriers, the University of Vermont Extension Northwest Crops and Soils Team is raising money to research hemp. UVM is the first university in the Northeast to conduct hemp research with the aim of benefiting farmers and has launched a crowdfunding campaign Continue Reading