The Future of Food: What Does Lab-Grown Meat Mean for Your Restaurant?

The Future of Food: What Does Lab-Grown Meat Mean for Your Restaurant?

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Welcome to a new feature, The Future of Food. Every month we will take a look at new techniques, breakthroughs, and approaches that can potentially increase sales and traffic to your restaurant. Benefits and thoughtful investigation of strategies and trends will be…

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…

Food & Thought: News and Links

Food & Thought: News and Links

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The Current State of Agricultural Education “While overall agricultural enrollment at America’s 75 land-grant universities remained relatively flat between 2004 and 2015, the number of programs devoted to sustainable-farming practices, or “agroecology,” has soared since the USDA started tracking them in 1988.”…

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…

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…

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