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Lisa Held is Civil Eats’ senior staff reporter and contributing editor. 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.

Despite Recent Headlines, Urban Farming Is Not a Climate Villain

Market Garden youth interns tend to small-crop production at the urban farm Rivoli Bluffs in St-Paul, Minnesota, Sept. 28, 2022. (USDA photo by Christophe Paul)

From Livestock to Lion’s Mane, the Latest From the Transfarmation Project

Craig Watts in his mushroom-growing shipping container.(Photo courtesy of Mercy for Animals)

Inside Bayer’s State-by-State Efforts to Stop Pesticide Lawsuits

a farmer walks in a cornfield early in the season; superimposed over the picture is the text of the Iowa bill that would prevent anyone from suing chemical companies over harms from pesticides

Chemical Capture: The Power and Impact of the Pesticide Industry

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Vineyards Are Laying the Groundwork for a Regenerative Farm Future

Sheep graze among the dormant grapevines at Dodon. (Photo credit: Tom Croghan, Dodon)

What the Latest Farm Census Says About the Changing Ag Landscape

Dairy farmer Lisa Kaiman walks with a herd of heifers on her 33 acre farm March 27, 2007 in Chester, Vermont. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

The Last Front in the Battle to Save the ‘Most Important Fish’ in the Atlantic

Photo credit: Chesapeake Bay Program/Flickr

Should a Plan to Curb Meat Industry Water Pollution Consider the Business Costs?

(Photo by Brandon Bell/Getty Images)

Investment Is Flowing to US Grass-fed Beef Again. Will It Scale Up?

Zach Jones of Impact Ag and ranch manager Race King speak to buyers during the tour of the Matador. (Photo credit: Lisa Held)

As Saltwater Encroaches on Farms, Solutions Emerge From the Marshes

An example of saltwater intrusion on the Delmarva peninsula. (Photo credit: Edwin Remsberg)