Apr 23, 2014 — MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) The House is slated to take a final vote on legislation that would require foods with genetically modified ingredients to be labeled as such in Vermont and then send it on to Gov. Peter Shumlin.
Three House committees reviewed and endorsed a Senate-passed version of the bill, so passage is expected without having to take the measure to a conference committee. Go to full article
Apr 03, 2014 — With highs in the 40s all week, it looks like the weather has finally broken. It's springtime in the North Country. But it could still be weeks before the soil is warm enough to plant crops. Farmers are starting seeds now. They're planning. And they're worrying.
All this year, David Sommerstein is sending monthly stories from one organic vegetable farm, Kent Family Growers in St. Lawrence County. He'll follow the seasons, the crops, the labor, and the business of making a living being an "eat local" farmer. This time of year, all the action's in the greenhouse. Go to full article
Paul Smiths, NY, Mar 27, 2014 — Humans aren't naturals at tracking smells like dogs, but they can, in fact, track by scent just like dogs. The main difference is humans get better with practice. Martha Foley and Dr. Curt Stager talk about people's sense of smell. Go to full article
Mar 19, 2014 — MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) A Vermont Senate committee is set to address the question of whether Vermont would be sued by biotech or food industries -- and if the state could win --... Go to full article
Mar 14, 2014 — The immediate forecast isn't ideal for making maple syrup, but it's coming: that combination of cold nights, warm days and sunshine. Chickadees get busy, and the sap rises.... Go to full article
Mar 12, 2014 — You might remember the rise of the gourmet cupcake from several years back. Now, a new designer baking trend it involves that humblest of desserts - the cookie. Bakers around... Go to full article
Mar 11, 2014 — What item fills up an aisle at most North Country grocery stores, a food so common we don't even see it? White bread, the All-American food. Betsy Kepes has this review of... Go to full article
Mar 07, 2014 — A new delivery method will help St. Lawrence County food banks keep their shelves full. The Food Bank of Central New York's new retail partnership program in St. Lawrence... Go to full article