Lisa Held | Civil Eats

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Lisa Held is Civil Eats’ senior policy reporter. Her stories on the food system, sustainable agriculture, and food policy have appeared in many publications, including Eater, NPR’s The Salt, and Edible Manhattan. She also produces and hosts the weekly podcast “The Farm Report” on Heritage Radio Network. In the past, Lisa covered health and wellness for publications including the New York Times and Women’s Health and was an editor at Well+Good. She is based in Baltimore and Washington, D.C. and has a master's degree from Columbia University's School of Journalism.

Kelp at the Crossroads: Should Seaweed Farming Be Better Regulated?

kelp farming

Just a Few Companies Control the Meat Industry. Can a New Approach to Monopolies Level the Playing Field?

Cattle crowd inside a feedlot operated by JBS Five Rivers Colorado Beef on August 22, 2012 in Wiley, Colorado.

Can Land Conservation and Dual-Use Solar on Farms Coexist?

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)

Earl Blumenauer Wants to Ban Bee-Killing Pesticides. Is Congress Listening?

bees are crawling around a hive and trying to steer clear of pollinator-killing neonic pesticides

Will the U.S. Finally Take a Holistic Approach to Ending Child Hunger?

three children eating federally subsidized school meals

Dead Bees, Sick Residents from Pesticide Pollution in Nebraska

From a drone survey in February by the NDEE, piles of wet cake sit outside the AltEn facility in Mead, Nebraska. (Photo courtesy of NDEE)

These Garden Mentors Are Growing Equity

Share a Seed Founder Reana Kovalcik (right) chats with Erin Palmer, ANC 4B02 Commissioner. (Photo credit: Hannah Packman, Slow Food DC)

Why African Farmers Journeyed to the U.S. with an Urgent Climate Change Message

From right, Malik Yakini teaches Peter Mazunda, Anita Chitaya, Esther Lupafya and Raj Patel (and a bystander) about irrigation on D-Town Farm, Detroit, Michigan.

OSHA Has Failed to Protect Food Workers. Can a New Director Keep Them Safe?

farmworkers talk to a covid workplace safety protection worker in california. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Is the U.S. Doing Enough to Address the Meat Industry’s Role in Antibiotic Resistance?

a bunch of cows corralled in pens being fed medically important antibiotics in their feed