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Tove K Danovich

Milk Not Jails Uses Dairy to Reform Prisons

Food Politic | Posted 12.27.2014 | Green
Food Politic

It's impossible to look at shuttered prisons without recognizing that they're taking away what is often one of few sources of employment in an already struggling area. So if the prisons go, what is supposed to take their place? This is where agriculture comes into play.

Using Food as a Treatment for Mental Illness

Food Politic | Posted 09.24.2014 | Impact
Food Politic

Most of us are familiar with food banks and soup kitchens, where donated food goes to feed hungry people in the community. Yet we rarely talk about the connection between mental illness and hunger and how access to food can do more than just provide a full stomach.

Where Did the Food Movement Go Wrong?

Food Politic | Posted 06.14.2014 | Green
Food Politic

We say that we're for "best practices" in agriculture but I'm not convinced that any of us -- whether we're part of the food movement or the biggest of Big Ag -- are ready to concede that we might not be right all the time. I've certainly had a hard time with it.

This Is Why You're Bad at Eating

Food Politic | Posted 04.16.2014 | Home
Food Politic

Food companies are just telling us what we want to hear. How's that been working out for us?

The Peterson Farm Brothers Are Giving A Face to Big-Ag

Food Politic | Posted 03.09.2014 | Home
Food Politic

If farmers want the public to understand and respect their work, that needs to change.

FarmHer Refaces the All-American Farmer

Food Politic | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Food Politic

"When you think of a farmer, you don't automatically think of a woman." Marji Guyler-Alaniz, the photographer behind FarmHer said. Yet she knew that women were farming -- it just wasn't being reinforced to the public through stories or photos.

Farm Forward's BuyingPoultry.com Will Put Humane Eating in Consumers' Hands

Food Politic | Posted 07.24.2013 | Green
Food Politic

Farm Forward is developing an application called BuyingPoultry.com, which will be an answer for people who are willing to spend a little bit more for humanely raised products but are confused by the labels.

The Omnivore Vegan: "No Meat"

Food Politic | Posted 06.08.2013 | Green
Food Politic

When most people think of a farm, it's fresh eggs and produce in the morning, milking cows, and, sometimes, sending animals to slaughter. Not so if you're an intern at Farm Sanctuary, a vegan-run haven for rescued animals.