VPR: Vermont’s Third Hemp-Growing Season: More Acreage, New Products

By Jon Kalish May 16, 2016 Full Article Farmers have started planting Vermont’s third hemp crop. Though their numbers are few, the acreage devoted to hemp has significantly increased this year, as has the direction of the state’s fledgling hemp industry. A survey conducted by this reporter of hemp growers registered with the Agency of Continue Reading

VT Digger: GMO labeling law provision to be delayed

May. 14, 2016 by Elizabeth Hewitt Full Article Language attached to the annual budget bill will push the start date of a provision of Vermont’s soon-to-be-enacted GMO labeling law back by one year. The law, set to go into effect on July 1, allows citizens to sue companies for not complying with GMO labeling requirements. Continue Reading

VT Digger: UVM Crowdfunding Campaign Seeks Donations For Hemp Research

News Release — UVM Extension May 3, 2016 Contact: Heather Darby (802) 524-6501, ext. 437 or (800) 639-2130 (Vermont calls only) E-mail: heather.darby@uvm.edu Burlington–University of Vermont (UVM) Extension’s Northwest Crops and Soils Team has launched a crowdfunding campaign to raise money for industrial hemp research to benefit farmers in Vermont and the region. The goal Continue Reading

The Herald Bulletin: Red Gold ousts most GMOs, liner chemical

Many believe genetically modified organisms aren’t safe By Christopher Stephens 5/1/16 Full Article ELWOOD — In an effort to make its products as safe as possible, Elwood-based Red Gold says it won’t use plant products that contain genetically modified organisms, nor will it use industrial chemical BPA in the lining of its cans. Of the Continue Reading

AE Digital: Think a Solar-Powered Future is Impossible? This Breakfast Suggests Otherwise

5/4/16 Alex EpsteinFull Article Breakfast Time–Solar Style Williston, VT – AllEarth Renewables, a Vermont company which manufactures solar energy trackers that “follow the sun,” released a graphic titled “A Complete Breakfast Powered by Solar,” showcasing several of Vermont’s artisan food producers who use AllEarth’s solar trackers for 100% of their business’ energy needs. Everything on the plate, and I Continue Reading

The Reader: GMO Shell Game

Monsanto takes an alias 5/3/16 by Michael Braunstein Full Article “A rose by any other name would smell as sweet,” the Bard proclaimed. By that logic and at the other end of the spectrum, a pile of crap is still a pile of crap. That holds especially true for Monsanto and GMOs. Just a couple Continue Reading

The Commons: A plant with purpose

By Emily Peyton 5/4/16 All the attention is focused on marijuana policy reform, but its cousin, hemp, shines with promise for applications in sustainable building and numerous other beneficial applications Full Article Much media ado about marijuana reminds me of media coverage of Donald Trump’s opponents: Hemp is a more worthy candidate for our attention, Continue Reading