Steve Holt, Civil Eats

Steve Holt

Civil Eats

Boston, MA, United States

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Past articles by Steve:

Vegan Fridays for All? More Schools Offer Plant-Based Meals

Despite many challenges, schools are focusing on equity and nutrition in an effort to feed kids more options. → Read More

Can Vertical Farms Reap Their Harvest? It’s Anyone’s Bet.

Indoor-grown produce is available in more than 20 supermarket chains across the country. But despite massive investment, questions remain about vertical farming's efficiency and costs. → Read More

Will Robot-Led Restaurants Be a Gift or a Curse to Food Workers?

Spyce, a Boston restaurant built around a robotic kitchen that opens its doors today, might reshape the future of restaurant work. → Read More

Your Pea Protein Primer

Farmers and processors are investing mightily in protein products made from yellow peas. → Read More

What's Behind Boston's Epic Wintertime Parking Battles?

In Boston, Chicago, and Philadelphia, an informal code allows residents to claim a parking space shoveling it out. But the practice is often at odds both with the law and with the mores of changing neighborhoods. → Read More

How Leaving Stores Closed for Years Helps Grocery Chains and Hurts Communities

Food justice groups around the country are protesting supermarket chains’ practice of preventing other food retailers from moving in once they’ve left a community. → Read More

Should School Cafeterias Be More Like Fast-Casual Restaurants?

A pilot program in one Boston neighborhood could transform the way students eat across the district—and nationwide. → Read More

Stop Cutting Down Trees. Cities Need Birds to Eat Gross Bugs that Transmit Disease. –

This story was originally published by CityLab and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. A grove of five or six mature trees, some of them rising more than 50 feet into the air, once grew on a lot abutting our East Boston yard. In the summer, they shaded the cluster of five townhouses that wrapped around the grove. In the winter, we’d stare into the mix of evergreen and… → Read More

Here's What Happens to Urban Animals When Their Habitats Disappear

“It’s not like when a bird flies into Boston, it goes, ‘I’m in a city now.’” → Read More

Reporting on the World's Most Controversial Farm Chemical

Veteran journalist Carey Gillam’s new book sheds light on the battle for truth and science around glyphosate. → Read More

From Coal to Kale: Saving Rural Economies with Local Food

Many counties are switching to oil and gas production as coal wanes, but farms, food hubs, and community kitchens may keep rural areas alive. → Read More

From Coal to Kale: Saving Rural Economies with Local Food

Many counties are switching to oil and gas production as coal wanes, but farms, food hubs, and community kitchens may keep rural areas alive. → Read More

What's the Future of the Urban Farmers' Market?

As grocery delivery ramps up, these bastions of local food are no longer offering something quite so unusual. Who is the model serving—and can it survive? → Read More

Boston's Plan to Overhaul Lunches in City Schools

What does it take to transform cafeteria options in city schools for the better? → Read More

Can Baby Bonds Help Shrink the Wealth Gap?

After decades of inequality, the average black family in Boston has assets totaling $8. A controversial proposal could give younger generations a leg up. → Read More

Will the Amazon-Whole Foods Deal Mean Better Food for All?

As shockwaves from last week’s news continue, industry leaders express hope, concern. → Read More

Why America Can't Escape the Cycle of Hunger

The new book Big Hunger: The Unholy Alliance Between Corporate America and Anti-Hunger Groups argues that food banks and pantries don’t chip away at underlying issues that keep people food-insecure. → Read More

In Trump’s America, Navigating a Path for a Progressive National Food Strategy

There seems to be little in the way of a guiding federal strategy on food. Advocates say a national food strategy would change that. → Read More

Vermont’s New Lieutenant Governor is a Veggie-Growing Progressive

With decades of experience in state government and organic farming, David Zuckerman could keep moving Vermont forward on food, farming, and sustainability. → Read More

Why Some Pastors Are Taking Up Bicycles to Better Love Their Cities

It's not just good for the environment. Riding bikes reminds us of our mortality. → Read More