Lisa Held | Civil Eats


Lisa Held is Civil Eats’ senior staff reporter. Since 2015, she has reported on agriculture and the food system with an eye toward sustainability, equality, and health, and her stories have appeared in publications including The Guardian, The Washington Post, and Mother Jones. In the past, she covered health and wellness and was an editor at Well+Good. She is based in Baltimore and has a master's degree from Columbia University's School of Journalism.

The Government Spends Billions on Food. Who Benefits?

Volunteers from DTE Energy pack prepackaged boxes for delivery to churches and homebound seniors at Focus: HOPE, a local agency located in Detroit, Michigan that operates the Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) in a client choice model so that participants can select the foods they want. (Photo credit: Preston Keres, USDA)

Can Virtual Fences Help More Ranchers Adopt Regenerative Grazing Practices?

A goat grazing with one of them virtual fencing collars on its neck. (Photo credit: Lisa Held)

Walmart and EDF Forged an Unlikely Partnership. 17 Years Later, What’s Changed?

Aerial view of cargo containers, semi trailers, industrial warehouse, storage building and loading docks, renewable energy plants, Bavaria, Germany

The FDA Is Still Not Tracking How Farms Use Antibiotics

Cattle in a feedlot.

Congress Could Roll Back Pesticide Protections in the Farm Bill

Aerial view of tractor spraying fertilizer on plants in agricultural field, California, USA.

Walmart’s ‘Regenerative Foodscape’

a case of meat at a walmart store with some products replaced with dollar bills

Will a Food and Ag Focus at COP28 Distract From the Fossil Fuel Economy?

United Arab Emirates oil field with rigs and pumps at sunset. (Photo credit: Anton Petrus, Getty Images)

GOP Lawmakers Move to Block New Animal Welfare Standards in Organic

a female farmer stands in the field with her organically raised sheep and looks off at the distance, wondering why congress would try to kill the Organic Livestock and Poultry Standards rule.

Changes to WIC Benefits Would Cut Food Access for Millions of Parents

a young parent feeds an infant food that they bought using their wic benefit

The EPA Ignored the Endangered Species Act for 50 Years. That’s Changing, But Is Time Running Out?

On a foggy morning in a farm field this bird hopes to snag crawling or swimming for a tasty breakfast.