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Growth industry: New faculty member supports local produce

October 15, 2013

When Julie Dawson starts making farm visits, she may face a problem many of her fellow University of Wisconsin–Madison agricultural extension specialists don’t: battling city traffic and finding a place to park.

UW’s bug-eating advocate had global impact

October 10, 2013

When Gene DeFoliart had his brainstorm in 1974, not even he thought his brainchild would be an easy sell. As a professor at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, DeFoliart was focusing on how insects spread viral disease. Now he was captivated by an opposite proposition: using insects to foster human health — using them, to be specific, as food.

Weekly farmers’ market launches at Union South

September 4, 2013

Area vendors will sell local and organic products during a weekly Campus Farmers’ Market on the north lawn of Union South, across Johnson Street from the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery.

Protecting our Pollinators

July 12, 2013

Bees, so crucial to our food supply, are dying off at alarming rates. CALS researchers are taking a close look at everything from the microbes in their hives to the landscapes they live in to identify in what conditions bees thrive.

Serving up fruits and vegetables, partnership works to improve access

November 29, 2012

Access to fruits and vegetables is something many people take for granted. But for those who live in “food deserts” — areas where food stores and produce aren’t readily available — it’s an obstacle to healthy eating.