Lisa Held | Civil Eats

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

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

Swiss Belted dairy cows heading out to pasture on a small dairy farm in vermont that's currently weathering the organic dairy crisis

Fast Food and Grocery Giants Promise to Sell ‘Better’ Chicken—Is It Enough?

Farm grass field with chicken in foreground on poatrol with trees and barns in the background under and overcast sky.

Methane From Agriculture Is a Big Problem. We Explain Why.

a farmer looks at his beef cows and wonders how they produce so much methane.

Is the Pork Industry Using Food Justice to Stall California’s New Animal Welfare Law?

Young Asian father grocery shopping with cute little daughter in supermarket, they are shopping for fresh meat

Are Biogas Subsidies Benefiting the Largest Industrial Animal Farms?

Hogs in a CAFO animal operation

USDA Offers Farmworkers and Meatpacking Workers $600 in COVID Relief

Portrait of female butcher using digital tablet with face mask at a meatpacking plant

Can Accounting for the True Cost of Food Change the Global Food System?

A grocery shopper looks at a list of discounts and prices inside a supermarket. Those prices do not reflect a true cost accounting of food.