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.

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

How Mexican Public Health Advocates Fought Big Soda and Won

Coca-Cola billboard

When Seeds Become Toxic Waste

A mountain of pesticide-coated seeds inside the AltEn facility in Mead, Nebraska. (Photo by Jason Windhorst, NDEE)

The Field Report: New UN Climate Report Urges Food Systems Solutions—Before It’s Too Late

WILEY, CO - AUGUST 22: Cattle crowd inside a feedlot operated by JBS Five Rivers Colorado Beef on August 22, 2012 in Wiley, Colorado. The severe drought has dried up most of eastern Colorado's natural grassland, forcing many ranchers to sell off much of their livestock to feedlots, which fatten up the cattle for slaughter. More than 50 percent of high plains areas of eastern Colorado, Nebraska and Kansas are still in extreme or exceptional drought, despite recent lower temperatures, according to the University of Nebraska's Drought Monitor. The record-breaking summer weather, which has affected more than half of the continental United States, is expected to drive up food prices by 2013, due to lower crop harvests and the adverse effect on the nation's cattle industry. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

A Regenerative Grazing Revolution Is Taking Root in the Mid-Atlantic

Chickens graze outside their mobile pen on Open Book Farm. (Photo credit: Mary Kathryn Barnet)

The Field Report: The Clean Water Act Has Failed to Curb Ag Pollution

An aerial view of farmland and irrigation canals running through the fields.