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11/13/14
“Teach a person to fish and they will fish for a day, CLiCK a sustainable food system and we will ALL eat forever!” CLiCK (Commercially Licensed Co-Operative Kitchen) is a shared use kitchen that will be opening in Windham, CT in December. The purpose of this kitchen is to enable caterers, chefs, and other food entrepreneurs to incubate their businesses in a commercial space without incurring
11/9/14
In July 2011, a listeriosis outbreak spread across 28 states. By the time it ended, 143 people had been hospitalized and 33 people had died. The culprit was cantaloupe contaminated with the bacterium Listeria . Earlier that year, President Obama had signed into law the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) aimed at nipping such food-related outbreaks in the bud. Since then, the Food and Drug
11/5/14
Policy decisions and market mechanisms that turned farms into food production machines with grave ecological, health and economic consequences are being mirrored on the marine side. Fishing is being turned into a highly extractive industry with similar consequences. We have to rock the boat to undo these policies and upgrade the seafood market in support of community based fishermen who have the
11/3/14
Every October, food system leaders and innovators who comprise the Vermont Farm to Plate Network convene to review the progress towards implementing the State of Vermont's Farm to Plate Strategic Plan and learn about the next set of challenges facing Vermont’s evolving food system. Approximately 300 individuals representing all facets of Vermont’s farm and food economy from farmers and food
10/29/14
You’ve gotten pretty good at making choices that maximize your consumption of local meats, dairy, and vegetables. You’ve learned how to weigh the options, you’ve learned how to modify your recipes to what’s available, and you’re feeling pretty good. Now you want to be sure that you’re eating local seafood. You ask the person at the seafood store or at your grocers’ counter w here their fish came

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Featured image of UMass Amherst Dining courtesy of the Henry P. Kendall Foundation.