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.

Can This Chicken Company Solve America’s Food Waste Problem?

a freshly roasted chicken from do good foods, in theory

Young Farmers Are Growing Food for Climate Action and Racial Justice

Iriel Edwards working on the farm. (Photo courtesy of Iriel Edwards)

New Evidence Shows Pesticides Contain PFAS, and the Scale of Contamination Is Unknown

Green plastic drums with chemicals set in the square

How the Midterm Elections Will Impact Food and Agriculture

Sunrise over the US Capitol building in Washington, D.C. (Photo credit: Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images)

The Field Report: As COP27 Approaches, a Push for More Attention to Food and Agriculture

A details of a shop inside Mercado de La Boqueria, in Barcelona. Photo credit: Jacopo Maia, Unsplash

The Field Report: Morality at the Center of Supreme Court Arguments Over Raising Farmed Pigs in Crates

PETA protesters outside the Supreme Court on the morning before oral arguments take place in NPPC v. Ross. (Photo Credit: Lisa Held)

The Next Chance to Improve School Meal Access Is Coming Up Soon

A high school student looks skeptically at a cafeteria school meal. (Photo credit: USDA)

Next on the Supreme Court Docket: Farm Animal Welfare

hogs in gestation crates in a large factory farm

Voices from the White House Conference on Hunger and Nutrition

On stage at the White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health, from left: Senator Cory Booker, Senator Mike Braun, White House Domestic Policy Advisor Susan Rice, and Representative Jim McGovern. (Photo credit: Lisa Held)

Will New Standards for Salmonella in Chicken Cut Down on Food Poisoning?

A raw whole chicken on a tray to illustrate the risks of salmonella in chicken