Anne Marshall-Chalmers | Civil Eats


Anne Marshall-Chalmers is a Senior Reporter with Civil Eats. A California native, she spent several years working as a reporter, writer, and audio producer in Tennessee and Kentucky before returning to the Bay Area to earn a master’s degree from the U.C. Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism. Her work has appeared in the Los Angeles Times, Atlas Obscura, USA Today, Bay Nature, Earth Island Journal, NPR, CalMatters, Inside Climate News, and Louisville Magazine. She reports on climate change, agriculture, public health, injustice, and the spaces where these topics intersect. In 2019, she was nominated for a national City and Regional Magazine Association award in the category of civic journalism for a piece on Louisville’s eviction crisis, and in 2012 she won a national Alt Weekly award for her reporting on economic inequality. An avid runner and baker, she’s happiest on sunny days spent outside with her husband, two kids and their dog, Peaches.

For Healthier School Meals, California Bets On More Cooks in the Kitchen

School meal Chef trainees take part in the Healthy School Food Pathway program. (Photo credit: Santa Clara Unified School District)

The Heat Wave Crushing the West Is a Preview of Farmworkers’ Hot Future

farm worker harvesting grapes in the midst of a climate change driven heat wave

Most Farmworkers Speak Spanish, but Pesticide Safety Labels Are Often Only Printed in English

Farmworker spraying pesticides on a farm in Jordan. Photo CC-licensed by Seersa Abaza, IWMI.

Farm to School Efforts Just Got a Big Influx of Cash. Will It Help More Schools Get On Board?

Some of the lunch offerings through Winters' farm to school cafeterial program.

Will California’s New Groundwater Rules Hurt Small-Scale Farms and Farmers of Color?

Latina farmer harvests onions.

A Tiny Pest, a Big Crossroads for California Citrus

Guy Davies, an inspector of the Florida Division of Plant Industry, shows an orange that is showing signs of