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Since 2009, the Civil Eats editorial team has published award-winning and groundbreaking news and commentary about the American food system, and worked to make complicated, underreported stories—on climate change, the environment, social justice, animal welfare, policy, health, nutrition, and the farm bill— more accessible to a mainstream audience.

Our Best Op-eds and Commentary of 2022

Indian farmers shout anti-government slogans during a protest against new farm laws in December 2020. (Photo by Yawar Nazir/Getty Images)

Our Best Food & Farm Labor Reporting of 2022

A girl walks with street food vendors calling for legalization of their trade during a march on May Day, on May 1, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. David McNew/Getty Images)

The Year in Civil Eats Investigations, 2022

An overhead view of US Silica's frac sand mine in La Salle County, Illinois. This mine is in front of Diane and Phil Gassman's home. (Photo courtesy of Ted Auch)

Our Best Food Access Reporting of 2022

A USPS postal worker leaves the line at the CoPO pantry. The price of fuel oil increased by 43.6 percent over the past 12 months, while food rose 7.9 percent. As the war drags on in Ukraine, prices for food are expected to continue to rapidly climb.

Our Best Climate Reporting of 2022

Harvesting corn at Estrem Farms in Nerstrand, Minnesota.

Our 2022 Food and Farming Holiday Book Gift Guide

a collage of the latest food and farming books for our holiday gift guide

22 Reasons to Support Civil Eats on #GivingTuesday 2022

Farmer Doug Crabtree walks in his sunflower field (Photo by Jennifer Hopwood, Xerces Society)

Injured and Invisible: Our Methodology

A Milk with Dignity worker in a barn. (Photo courtesy of Migrant Justice)

Renata Birkenbuel Joins Civil Eats as Indigenous Foodways Reporting Fellow

Indigenous Foodways Fellow Renata Birkenbuel at Belt Creek in Monarch, Montana.

This Labor Day, Catch Up on Our Food and Farm Worker Reporting

Farmworkers harvesting watermelons at Bellinger Farms in Hermiston, Oregon. (Photo by Andrea Johnson for the Oregon Department of Agriculture)