writers Andy Mannix and Mike Mullen have won the prestigious AFJ Award
for the "Best Story on Food Policy or Food Issues," the Association of Food Journalists announced today. The two won the prize for their February 2012 City Pages
cover story, "Milk Money
"Milk Money" exposes a practice known as "herd retirement,"
the slaughter of a half a million cows in order to drive up prices. Cooperatives
Working Together -- a consortium of the top dairy companies, including
Land O' Lakes -- pushed "herd retirement" price fixing in 2003 and the move earned dairy companies as much as $11.7 billion. Association of Food Journalists names City Pages finalist for national award
Cooperatives Working Together uses herd retirement to fix milk prices
The second place winner of the 2013 AFJ Award for "Best Story on Food Policy or Food Issues," was Hanna Raskin of the Seattle Weekly
for her piece, "Peaches and Dreams." Third place went to Carolyn Jung of Food Arts
for her "Foie and Its Discontents."
This category was new to the contest this year, and reflects "changes in journalism as a whole, and food journalism in particular," according to the Association of Food Journalists. Here's a complete list
of the 2013 AFJ Award winners.
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