Food & Environment Reporting Network
The Food & Environment Reporting Network (FERN) is the first and only independent, nonprofit, news organization that produces award-winning, high-impact investigative and explanatory reporting on food, agriculture, and environmental health through partnerships with regional and national media outlets. Through impartial “watchdog” journalism, FERN seeks to shine a light on injustices and abuses of power within the food system — both corporate and governmental — while taking full measure of the true impact food and agriculture have on public health and the environment.
FERN’s vision has resulted in partnerships with more than 45 media outlets including Mother Jones, Harper’s Magazine, and The Atlantic and scores of stories that have reached millions of people. FERN has been honored by the James Beard Foundation, Association of Health Care Journalists, The Society of Professional Journalists, National Headliner Awards, New York Press Club Journalism Awards, and the New York Society of CPA’s Excellence in Financial Journalism Awards.