Meg Wilcox | Civil Eats


Meg Wilcox is a freelance writer based in Boston focused on solutions-oriented stories about the ways people are fighting climate change, protecting the environment and making our agriculture systems more sustainable, including by addressing poverty.

Restaurants Create a Mound of Plastic Waste. Some Are Working to Fix That.

Should Bioplastics Be Allowed in Organic Compost?

A curbside green waste bin in San Francisco, California, collects compostable plates and packaging for use in organic compost. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

What the Rapid Rise of Norway’s Farmed Salmon Industry Means For the Rest of the World

These Manure Digesters Incorporate Food Scraps. Does That Make Them Better?

A view of Longview farm. The tank in the foreground stores the fertilizer produced by the co-digester. (Photo credit: Meg Wilcox)

Year-Round Farming in Massachusetts? How the State Is Investing in Solutions.

Eastie Farm's geothermal greenhouse, built with funds from a food security infrastructure grant from the state. (Photo credit: Meg Wilcox)

To Cut Ocean Plastic Pollution, Aquaculture Turns to Renewable Gear

Eric Oransky, founding partner, Maine Ocean Farms, holding up two filled beechwood oyster harvest bags. Credit: Ocean Farms Supply

‘Salmon Is Life’: For Native Alaskans, Salmon Declines Pose Existential Crisis

Two people observing sockeye salmon in a stream. (Photo credit: Jonny Armstrong)

How Pesticides Are Harming Soil Ecosystems

an earthworm crawling on healthy soil without pesticides

The People Behind School Meals Are Pushing for Free Access for All

A Holmen School District transportation employee loads lunches onto a school bus before helping deliver them throughout the community.

Connecting Fishermen with Hungry Communities Can also Benefit Local Food Systems

Some of the lingcod delivered through a hunger relief event in Columbia Gorge. (Photo courtesy of The Wave)