What's On Your Plate?

What's on your plate?

This past week I learned about  the UVM Food Feed blog, all about Sustainable Food Systems written by contributing University faculty and staff. I have to say, it's kind of a revelation. I can't believe I'm just finding it now.  It looks as though it's been going strong since April, and it's full of lots of great stuff.
The blog is meant to support and highlight the Breakthrough Leaders Program for Sustainable Food Systems.

Excerpts from a Burlington Free Press story that ran on July 8, 2012, written byMelissa Pasanen, a food writer and editor based in Vermont. Contact Melissa Pasanen at mpasanen@aol.com, and follow her on Twitter at www.twitter.com/TasteofVermont:
“The program’s goal, said Cynthia Belliveau, dean of continuing education, department of nutrition and food sciences professor and a core member of the planning team, was to help ‘emerging leaders in food systems learn to better articulate and use their voices to talk about alternative food systems.’”
“Food systems is a relatively new academic discipline, Belliveau said, but was selected in 2009 as one of the three ‘spires’ of transdisciplinary research focus at the university. The field explores ‘the role of local, regional, national and global food systems and how they affect soil, water, human health, nutrition, economics and transportation,’ she said.”

Fantastic! And there's more! Like this great post about Jamie De Palma, a recent graduate of UVM's amazing Farmer Training Program 

And (maybe) best of all my finds on the blog so far, this video produced by the program, offering a broad but insightful run-down of the troubles with the dominant food system, and an introduction to some alternatives for getting us back on track to health - personal and planetary! 



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