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UVM hosts Vt. food systems conference

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BURLINGTON, Vt. -

Talk of food is filling the campus at the University of Vermont.

Students from as far away as China and Uganda have spent the last few weeks at UVM exploring the state's food systems. The goal is to see what's working, what's not and how they can help create a sustainable food supply.

The effort wrapped up Thursday with a public, day-long workshop.

"I am from Uganda," Arnold Rwabwogo said. "I came here because we have an issue of malnutrition in Uganda and food insecurity."

"We're hoping that not only Vermonters but people from outside the state gain a perspective on the importance of us coming together around a broken food system," said Cynthia Belliveau, the dean of continuing education at UVM.

UVM students were also involved in the effort. A group from the school's Farmer Training Program sold some of the produce they've grown at a display set up on campus.

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