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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.

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)

22 Solutions-Focused Stories on the Food System in 2022

Abby Barrows pulling up one of her experimental oyster bags made of metal and wood at Long Cove Sea Farm. (Photo credit: Greta Rybus)

Our Food and Farming Book Picks for Summer 2022

Civil Eats Welcomes Wesley Brown, Kalen Goodluck, and Anne Marshall-Chalmers as New Senior Reporters

Our Best Food System Solutions Stories of 2021

Blake Alexandre checking on the vitality of the soil on Alexandre Family Farm.

Our Best Food Access Stories of 2021

Setting up food distribution at the Phillips Free Store. (Photo credit: Brybry)

Taking Stock And Looking Forward: Climate and Animal Agriculture

A farmer stands in his flooded maize field with rubber boots. Extreme weather such as torrential rain, causing more and more crop failures.

Our Best Climate Stories of 2021

Umass grad student Kristin Oleskwwicz harvests vegetables growing under PV arrays at a test plot at the UMass Crop Animal Research and Education Center in South Deerfield, Massachusetts. (Photo CC-licensed by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory)