Nutrition rating, labeling system proposed

A symbol, such as a check mark or a star, should be displayed on the front of every food item and beverage sold in grocery stores so harried shoppers can judge nutritional value at a glance, according to a government-sponsored report released Thursday. In the report, a panel of experts from the Institute of Medicine […]

Vermont pumpkin harvest average despite weather

Halloween is safe this year in Vermont — at least if your holiday plans include jack-o’-lanterns. Unlike shortages facing much of the Northeast, this year’s pumpkin crop in Vermont is average, according to state agriculture officials and several growers. “Our pumpkin season was challenging, but it doesn’t seem as challenging as everybody else,” said Koi […]