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 Field Report: New Report Says Plans to Reduce Methane Fall Short on Big Meat and Dairy

Aerial view of dairy cows

GMO Salmon Is (Sort of) on the Market: Here’s What It Means

Shoppers select salmon in a large chain food store in Glendale, California. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

The Field Report: Are Expiring School Meal Waivers a Looming Catastrophe?

LOUISVILLE, KY - JANUARY 11: Pam Howard, a school food service assistant, prepares lunches for curbside pickup during a period of Non-Traditional Instruction (NTI) at Hazelwood Elementary School on January 11, 2022 in Louisville, Kentucky. Jefferson County Public Schools, along with many other school districts in the US, have switched to NTI in response to severe staffing shortages caused by the prevalence of the omicron variant of COVID-19. (Photo by Jon Cherry/Getty Images)

The Field Report: Tom Vilsack on How the USDA Can Transform the Food System

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announces Food System Transformation at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. on June 1, 2022. (USDA photo by Tom Witham)

The Field Report: Food Companies Are Not Counting All of Their Greenhouse Gas Emissions

A palm oil plantation at the edge of a rainforest in Malaysia.

In the Face of Numerous Threats, Bees Are Producing Less Honey

The Field Report: We Asked the USDA About Its New Garden—and Its Larger Climate Goals

Tom Vilsack breaks ground at the USDA People's Garden. (Photo credit: Tom Witham, USDA)

The Next Frontier of Labor Organizing: Food-Delivery Workers

Uber Eats app delivery gig worker photo Photo by Sargis Chilingaryan on Unsplash.

The Field Report: Congress Grills Beef Industry Leaders Over Consolidation

Coy Young (right) and other ranchers testify in front of the House Agriculture Committee on cattle price fixing on April 27, 2022. (Photo by the House Agriculture Committee)

The Field Report: Conservation Dollars Funding CAFOs Instead of Soil Health

industrial agriculture tractors working in a corn or soy or wheat field