Food and Environment Reporting Network

  • Grant:
    General Operating Support
    Ecological Agriculture

The Food & Environment Reporting Network (FERN) is the first and only independent, non-profit news organization that produces investigative journalism in the critically underreported areas of food, agriculture, and environmental health.

FERN's primary activity is to evaluate, commission and distribute investigative news articles. This includes planning, contracting with journalists, providing editorial oversight and negotiating distribution agreements with mainstream publications. Through impartial, unbiased, fact-based reporting from experienced journalists, they seek to reveal corruption, abuse of power, and exploitation and to expose activities and subjects that are hidden or often ignored. An award-winning organization, FERN uncovers news stories critical to the public's right to know about food, agriculture, and environmental health.
Through partnerships with local and national mainstream media outlets, they seek to tell stories that will inspire, inform, and have lasting impact.