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Green Your Food's Journey

Eating locally grown produce can help reduce the impact on the environment, and it also benefits our local economy and our health. Follow these tips to green your food's journey from seed, to serve, to soil.

Sustainability at the University of Virginia calls for collaboration and ingenuity to promote the well-being of the community, solve local and global challenges through scholarship and practice, educate ethical leaders and steward this special place.

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Associate economics professor Federico Ciliberto co-led the largest research study to date examining how genetically modified soybeans and maize have impacted pesticide use in the U.S. (Photo by Dan Addison, University Communications)

Largest-ever study reveals environmental impact of genetically modified crops

According to new research from University of Virginia economist Federico Ciliberto, widespread adoption of genetically modified crops has decreased the use of insecticides, but increased the use of weed-killing herbicides as weeds become more resistant.

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Sustainability Annual Report

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Park(ing) Day

10:00am - 3:00pm
In front of Bank of America on the Corner

C'Ville Veggie Fest

11:00am - 9:00am
IX Art Park


12:00pm - 7:00pm
Lee Park

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