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Congratulations to UVA Dining for Achieving Marine Stewardship Council Certification!

The University of Virginia and James Madison University recently became the first Aramark properties in the United States to be certified by the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC). The MSC Chain of Custody certification will allow U.Va. Dining to provide certified sustainable wild-caught seafood in three residential dining locations (Newcomb Hall’s Fresh Food Company, Runk, and O’Hill). The certification ensures that the seafood is never mixed or substituted with non-certified seafood at every step of the supply chain. Be on the lookout for dishes including cod, flounder, and pollock this fall, and you can be sure that it is a sustainable dinin ... [more]

Temple Hill Farm Seeking Veteran-Farmer

Seeking a Veteran-Farmer to establish farm business on 41 acres in central Virginia, west of Charlottesville. Applicant shall have recent military experience with an honorable discharge, be drug-free and have a comfort level with small-scale farming. Owner will consider options for farm production from vegetables to small-scale livestock, farmed organically or as close to natural as possible. Ideas for alternate enterprises are also welcome: native plant production, beekeeping, medicinal and culinary herbs, mushroom cultivation and/or farmed flowers. Owner will provide free use of the land or minimum-fee lease arrangement. This is not ... [more]

Film Screening: A Chemical Reaction

By Lynda Fanning The UVa Food Collaborative’s final film screening of the year was April 24, and we showed A Chemical Reaction, directed by Paul Tukey. The film focuses primarily on the chemical pesticides and herbicides Americans lavish on their lawns, but points out that the same compounds are also used on food crops and gardens. Beyond corporate control of government policy, the film is also about the power of one persistent advocate who speaks out and ultimately changes community policies in Canada. The film covers the effects of these products on children, pets, adults, and neighbors (as “second-hand pesticides”), not to mention ... [more]

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Student Research Spotlight

Several UVA students recently presented their work on food and food-related systems at the Food Collaborative's Student Research Symposium. Check out their work here!

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