Lisa Held | Civil Eats

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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.

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)

The Food System Is Having a Big-Screen Moment

a collage of food and farming documentary posters including the smell of money, food inc 2, farming while black and common ground

The Government Spends Billions on Food. Who Benefits?

Volunteers from DTE Energy pack prepackaged boxes for delivery to churches and homebound seniors at Focus: HOPE, a local agency located in Detroit, Michigan that operates the Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) in a client choice model so that participants can select the foods they want. (Photo credit: Preston Keres, USDA)

Can Virtual Fences Help More Ranchers Adopt Regenerative Grazing Practices?

A goat grazing with one of them virtual fencing collars on its neck. (Photo credit: Lisa Held)

Walmart and EDF Forged an Unlikely Partnership. 17 Years Later, What’s Changed?

Aerial view of cargo containers, semi trailers, industrial warehouse, storage building and loading docks, renewable energy plants, Bavaria, Germany

The FDA Is Still Not Tracking How Farms Use Antibiotics

Cattle in a feedlot.