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New England Can Feed Itself: A Vision for Regional Food Resilience
Earlier this month, one hundred people gathered at a church in Jamaica Plain, MA, to consider this question: Can New England Feed Itself? The answer is yes, New England can feed itself – at least halfway. Food Solutions New England’s Food Vision (pdf), a rigorous analysis of New England’s history...
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Vermont's Largest City Marks Major Climate Goal
With recent acquisition of a hydroelectric dam, Burlington now secures 100 percent of its energy from renewable sources
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Food Lobby Colossus Sues Vermont over GMO 'Right to Know'
Powerful lobbyist groups claim 'free speech' as they file suit against law that says consumers should know what's in their food
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In Sign of 'New Economy' Rising, Vermont Bill Champions Worker-Owned Co-ops
Senator Bernie Sanders: 'We need to expand economic models that help the middle-class.'
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Food Industry Giants to Wage Legal Battle to Defeat Vermont's Landmark GMO Labeling Law
The GMA wasted no time in announcing its lawsuit to defeat the pro-labeling legislation
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Victory! Vermont Passes Landmark GMO Labeling Law
"This movement is here to stay."
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Vermont to Make It Official: GMO Food Must Be Labeled
In nation's most far-reaching law to date, passage makes it mandatory to label certain foods that contain genetically-modified ingredients
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Nation's Boldest GMO Label Law Nears Passage in Vermont
Senators credit 'emails and calls' of voters for pushing legislation
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Democracy vs. Oligarchy
In his 1943 painting "Freedom of Speech," Norman Rockwell illustrated American democracy in action by depicting a man speaking up at a town meeting. A framed poster of Rockwell’s painting hangs proudly on a wall in my Senate office in Burlington, Vt. Since 1990, when I was first elected to Congress...
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New England on 'High Alert' After Canadian Pipeline Reversal Approved
Environmental groups raise alarm over potential transport of tar sands oil from western regions to New England coast
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