Lisa Held | Civil Eats

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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.

Why the Food Supply Chain Is Strained. Again.

MIAMI, FLORIDA - JANUARY 11: Shelves displaying meat are partially empty as shoppers makes their way through a supermarket on January 11, 2022 in Miami, Florida. The coronavirus Omicron variant is still disrupting the supply chain causing some empty shelves at stores. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

The Field Report: Fake Chicken, Real Money

The Daring chicken advertisement. (Photo courtesy of Daring)

The Field Report: Biden Targets Consolidation in the Meat Industry (Again)

Meat Prices To Rise As Corn Supply Diverted For Ethanol Production

Stopping Food Waste Before It Starts Is Key to Reaching Climate Goals

tray full of finished paper dinner plates at a local seafood shack

NYC Is on the Cusp of Making Its Food Purchasing Sustainable. It Won’t Be Easy.

Students eating lunch in school cafeteria

At an Annual Sustainability Gathering, Big Ag Describes its Efforts to Control the Narrative

Combines Harvesting Corn On Field Against Clear Sky

Black Farmers Still Await Debt Relief as Lawmakers Resolve Racist Lawsuits

PRINCETON, INDIANA - OCTOBER 11: Glenn Morris, 83, harvests corn on October 11, 2021 in Princeton, Indiana. Morris is one of two full-time black farmers who still farm in Lyles Station, a region of Indiana once dominated by black farmers. Black farms in the U.S. once numbered nearly a million but now there are fewer than 36,000, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s latest farm census. Racist practices by the USDA, which provides farmers with loans to carry them from planting to harvest, have been blamed for some of that loss. The government is attempting to make amends with a provision in the pandemic relief bill that provides for debt forgiveness to help farmers of color. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Could a Rapid Test For Antibiotics Bring Transparency to the Meat Supply Chain?

Packaged pieces of meat on a supermarket showcase

Beans May Be the ‘Food of the Future,’ but U.S. Farmers Aren’t Planting Enough

dried beans and a scooper. Photo by Jasmine Waheed on Unsplash

Losing Danone Contracts Compounds the Dairy Crisis for Small Farms in the Northeast

A heard of Jersey dairy cows heading out to pasture on a small dairy farm in vermont that's currently weathering the organic dairy crisis