Lisa Elaine Held is a journalist with a primary focus on covering food and agriculture. Her expertise is in introducing eaters to who produced their food, how it was grown, and how those people and processes relate to bigger social issues like environmental sustainability, economic and racial equality, and public health. She is a regular contributor to Civil Eats and also writes for Eater, Edible Manhattan, Edible Brooklyn, and Food Tank, among other publications. She has a master’s degree from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism and a bachelor’s degree in sociology from Northeastern University.