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Lisa Held

Lisa Held is Civil Eats’ senior policy reporter. Her stories on the food system, sustainable agriculture, and food policy have appeared in many additional 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.

The COVID Gardening Renaissance Depends on Seeds—if You Can Find Them

plantings seeds during the covid pandemic because there are seed shortages

Will Biden’s Food and Agriculture Appointees Live Up to His Promises on Racial Justice?

Michael Regan, speaks at the Queen theater on December 19, 2020 in Wilmington, DE. President-elect Joe Biden announced his climate and energy team that will advance an ambitious agenda to address the issues of climate change. (Photo by Joshua Roberts/Getty Images)

Rodale Enlists Cargill in Unlikely Alliance to Increase Organic Farmland

a tractor harvest organic soybeans in a big field

Beyond Bees, Neonics Damage Ecosystems—and a Push for Policy Change Is Coming

beekeeper releasing bees in a farm field, which is no doubt littered with neonicotinoid pesticides

The Pandemic Reveals Racial Gaps in School Meal Access

Montgomery County Public Schools Special Needs Bus Attendant Bhavin Savla helps distribute bags of food donated by Manna Food Center at Quince Orchard High School as part of a program to feed children while schools are closed due to the coronavirus March 20, 2020 in Gaithersburg, Maryland. Millions of children across the country rely on meals they get at school, which are closed in an attempt to suppress transmission of the COVID-19 virus. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Are Some Animal Welfare Labels ‘Humanewashing’?

shopper inspecting certified meats for their humanewashing labels

Is Fonio the Ancient Grain of the Future?

a bowl of the ancient grain superfood fonio

David Scott Sets Racial Justice, Food Security, and Climate Change as Priorities for House Ag

Congressman David Scott, presents the keynote speech of the USDA Martin Luther King Jr. National Day of Service Award Ceremony in Washington D.C., on Thursday, January 11, 2018. (USDA photo by Lance Cheung)

Can Organic Farming Solve the Climate Crisis?

farmer shoveling compost to spread on their organic farm.

7 Ways the Second Gentleman Could Address the Root Causes of Hunger

doug emhoff and kamala harris posing outside an event.