Public Health-Food System-Public Interest Communication Challenge

Posted by Pat Heffernan on Apr 7, 2019 1:32:24 PM

The most compelling and convincing of the many pieces I've seen during National Public Health Week 2019 are an article and a video in The New York Times. The excellent, brief video captures (without oversimplifying) the interrelated problems of:

  • antibiotic resistance,
  • the lack of animal ID-tracking,
  • access to farms for outbreak investigations,
  • and timely hospital reporting in the U.S..

The State of Vermont, which prides itself for leading on public policy solutions for farm-to-plate, organic farming, and public health issues, is likely to find taking the lead here challenging.

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Topics: Food Systems, Public Interest Communication, Public Health

Values in Action: Sustainable Local Food in Vermont

Posted by Pat Heffernan on Aug 22, 2015 12:31:00 PM

It's likely that your eyes glaze over as quickly as mine do when you hear lofty sustainable local food system goals and "walking the talk" rhetoric from large institutions. So it's a delight when you see sustainability values in action like the recent news that the Intervale Food Hub is now an approved local food supplier to the local behemoth, University of Vermont Dining Services. Kudos to all involved!

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Topics: Sustainability, Food Systems

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