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Neva Hassanein is a professor of Environmental Studies at the University of Montana. An activist-scholar, Neva and her students have been involved in many efforts to strengthen Montana’s food system through civic engagement and community-based action research. Neva co-founded the Community Food and Agriculture Coalition of Missoula County, and was a founding partner in Grow Montana, a statewide policy coalition. She is the author of “Changing the Way America Farms,” as well as numerous articles on agricultural policy and on sustainable, democratic food systems. In 2011, she served as president of the Agriculture, Food, and Human Values Society, an international organization of scholars and practitioners. Neva enjoys gardening, sharing food with friends and hunting wild mushrooms.
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