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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.

Getting Schooled on Preserving and Storing Food With Civic Kitchen

Pantry of spices in a commercial kitchen at a restaurant

Civil Eats Appoints Veteran Food Journalist and Editor Margo True as Editorial Director

margo true headshot

Civil Eats Welcomes Sam Mogannam and Tracie Powell to Its Board of Directors

Sam Mogannam of Bi-Rite and Tracie Powell of the Pivot Fund.

Our Best Food Access Reporting of 2023

A woman holds a bag of pears as she waits in line to receive free food at the Richmond Emergency Food Bank. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Our Best Food and Farm Labor Reporting of 2023

Nighttime harvesting grapes at Stolpman Vineyars. (Photo credit: Stolpman Vineyards)

Our Best Food Justice Stories of 2023

The Black farmers at Big Dream Farm stand in the field. (Photo credit: Jared Davis)

The Year in Civil Eats Investigations, 2023

Injured divers work on various exercises in a small rehabilitation room at the hospital. Dr. Henzel Roberto Pérez, the deputy director of information management at the hospital, said that one of the many problems with the lobster diving industry is “Children are working for these companies. At least one of the companies is from the United States.” (Photo credit: Jacky Muniello)

Our Best Climate Reporting of 2023

A USDA scientist examines sorghum plants. (USDA photo by Peggy Greb)

Our Best Farming and Farm Bill Reporting of 2023

Farmer Caiti Hachmyer plants dry corn at Red-H Farm in Sebastopol, California. (Photo credit: Brooke Porter Photography)

Our 2023 Food and Farming Holiday Book Gift Guide

a collage of covers of 2023 food and farming books