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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.

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.

Can Local Food Feed Big Cities? Yes, if We Cut Down on Meat

A farmer sells his fresh produce at a farmers' market.

The Continued Fight over Farming the Oceans

overhead view of a salmon farm aquaculture operation in norway

The Future of Farm Conservation Programs Hinges on the Election

Martha Romero guides husband Salvador Prieto as he drives and dumps a load of mulch at their Hass avocado trees in Somis, California. (USDA Photo by Lance Cheung)

How Four Years of Trump Reshaped Food and Farming

a weathered silo with a US flag painted on it

Nutrition Education is Helping Low-Income Families Eat Healthier

A child eating fresh produce. Photo courtesy of USDA.