Anne Marshall-Chalmers | Civil Eats


Anne Marshall-Chalmers is a staff 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, and the spaces where these topics intersect.

School Food Chefs Learn to Plot Healthier Menus With a New Fellowship

A trio of school chefs working in the kitchen as part of the Healthy School Food Pathways program. (Photos courtesy of the Chef Ann Foundation)

The Edges Matter: Hedgerows Are Bringing Life Back to Farms

Catholics Used to Forgo Meat on Fridays. Could Bringing the Practice Back Help the Climate?

Catholics celebrate Ash Wednesday during a mass at Holy Name Cathedral on March 1, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

In the Age of Megadrought, Farmers in the West See Promise in Agave


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 "citrus greening" that is caused by the Asian citrus psyllid that carries the bacterium causing disease, "citrus greening" or huanglongbing, from tree to tree on May 13, 2013 in Fort Pierce, Florida. There is no known cure for the disease that forms when the insect deposits the bacterium on citrus trees causing the leaves on the tree to turn yellow the roots to decay and bitter fruits fall off the dying branches prematurely. Steps continue to be taken to try and combat the disease but none have stopped the attack on the citrus business as it spreads from Florida to other citrus producing states. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)