New Workshop Presented at 36th annual NOFA-VT WINTER CONFERENCE

New Workshop Presented at 36th annual NOFA-VT WINTER CONFERENCE

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Darryl inaugurates his new workshop, “Motherless Meat: From Petri Dish to Plate” at the NOFA-VT Conference on February 18, 2018, from 9:30-10:45a. The event takes place at the University of Vermont in Burlington, VT. Motherless Meat: From Petri Dish to Plate Would you…

Eat, Drink, But Please Don’t Sue

Eat, Drink, But Please Don’t Sue

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Eat, Drink, But Please Don’t Sue Posted by Darryl Benjamin  |  May 16, 2014 Perhaps General Mills thought it was no big deal when they discreetly slipped the words “binding arbitration” into their website privacy policy page.  The move, however, did not escape Stephanie Strom,…

Fiction and Sustainable Food Systems

Fiction and Sustainable Food Systems

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Fiction and Sustainable Food Systems Posted by Darryl Benjamin  |  September 25, 2014 Imagine if you had the ability to choose any of the issues under the agricultural sustainability umbrella and could then run computer-generated outcomes according to variables of your own choosing. This kind…

Waste Not, Want Not

Waste Not, Want Not

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Waste Not, Want Not Posted by Darryl Benjamin  |  August 5, 2014 This is part 1 in a 2-part series on food waste. Our next post will dig into Vermont’s new universal recycling law, which outlines a recovery hierarchy for food waste. “Thrift is poetic…

When it Comes to Food Justice, Am I a Marxist?

When it Comes to Food Justice, Am I a Marxist?

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When it Comes to Food Justice, Am I a Marxist? Posted by Darryl Benjamin  |  July 15, 2015 An interesting thing happened to me on my way to the Farm-to-Table movement. I discovered I might be a Marxist. More to the point, I found that…

Marching for the Future of Food at the People’s Climate March

Marching for the Future of Food at the People’s Climate March

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Marching for the Future of Food at the People’s Climate March Posted by Darryl Benjamin  |  October 14, 2014 On September 21, 2014, I joined a sustainable agriculture contingent at The People’s Climate March in New York City, which laid claim to the largest climate march in…

The Environmental Imagination: Applying the Lessons of Environmental Humanities

The Environmental Imagination: Applying the Lessons of Environmental Humanities

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The Environmental Imagination: Applying the Lessons of Environmental Humanities Posted by Darryl Benjamin  |  June 1, 2015 As Spring washes over the landscape here in Vermont, I find myself staring at the greening through the tiny squares of the mesh screen of my window. The…

Visit to Kai Kai Farm in Stuart, Florida_01.10.18

Visit to Kai Kai Farm in Stuart, Florida_01.10.18

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On Wednesday, January 10, 2018, I had the privilege of visiting an outstanding farm-to-table farm in Stuart, Florida. Kai Kai is a shining example of a farm-to-table smallholding using nearly organic (not certified, but practices organic care) methods — established 15 years…

Joel Salatin Speaks

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Joel Salatin Speaks Posted by Darryl Benjamin  |  August 10, 2015 He clucked like a chicken, ranted like an activist, twanged like a Southerner. Joel Salatin delivered a one-day master class on August 4 in Dunham, Quebec, for “beginner farmers, wanna-be farmers, landholders, and clean-food…

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