Katie Rodriguez | Civil Eats


Katie Rodriguez was a 2023 summer intern at Civil Eats, supported by a U.C. Berkeley-11th Hour Food and Farming Journalism grant. She is a 2023 graduate of U.C. Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism and a reporter from the Investigative Reporting Program. Katie is passionate about telling stories of environmental health, climate policy, agriculture, and marine food systems. Her work has appeared in Inside Climate News, USA Today, Outside, and more. She is based in San Francisco and very excited about the Yucatán banana leaf tamales she recently discovered in her neighborhood.

Foodshed Cooperative Is Growing San Diego’s Small-Farm Economy

A collage of images from Foodshed Cooperative – summer apprentices farming, local produce available at the group's saturday market, and a cooking demo put on by the group. (Photos courtesy of Foodshed)

How Do School Meals in the US Stack Up Against Other Countries?

Supermarket Food Waste Is a Big Problem. Are Strategic Price Cuts the Solution?

avocados are on sale to prevent food waste using dynamic pricing at a supermarket

How Centuries of Extractive Agriculture Helped Set the Stage for the Maui Fires

A sugarcane field in Pu'unene, Maui, with a sugar mill in the background. (Photo credit: John Elk, Getty Images)