The globe-trotting, agenda-setting president and founder of Food Tank is a headliner in the sustainable food movement these days, so when she talks up Heifer’s magazine, we can’t help but puff our chests out a bit.
Heifer International’s World Ark earned a spot on Food Tank’s list of “Nineteen Magazines for People Who eat, Cook, or Grow.” The list is meant to “help inspire eaters, farmers, cooks, and food activists.”
“When it comes to deciding what is for dinner, eaters’ decisions can be determined by more than taste alone,” Nierenberg writes. “Food choices affect the environment, the economy, health, social justice, politics, and more. Luckily there are a number of magazines that can help all of us make better food decisions.”
Danielle Nierenberg started her food advocacy work in the Peace Corps before becoming a driving force at the Worldwatch Institute. A prolific writer and nonstop thinker, Nierenberg now heads up Food Tank, whose mission is to build a global community for safe, healthy, nourished eaters.
The quarterly World Ark magazine focuses on the work Heifer does to end hunger and poverty through gifts of livestock and training that can help families boost nutrition and get a foothold in local economies. The magazine also examines climate change, desertification, urbanization and other phenomena that contribute to shifts in agricultural production and food culture around the world.
The other magazines on Food Tank’s list are Acres U.S.A., African Journal of Food, Agriculture, Nutrition and Development, Barilla Center for Food & Nutrition, Choices, ChopChop, EatingWell, Edible Communities, Edible Manhattan, Ensia, Farming Matters, Food & Nutrition Magazine, Insights, Indie Farmer, Modern Farmer, Mother Jones, Slow USA, Tufts Nutrition and Urban Ag News.