Sam Fromartz

Co-Founder and Editor-in-Chief
The Food & Environment Reporting Network

Sam Fromartz is Co-Founder and Editor-in-Chief of the Food & Environment Reporting Network. He is a veteran journalist who focuses on the intersection of the food, agriculture and the environment. He began his career at Reuters news agency, working as a correspondent in Washington and as deputy editor for the Reuters Business Report in New York.

Since leaving the news agency, his articles have appeared in Inc., Fortune, Business Week, The New York Times, and The Washington Post, among other publications.

He is the author of Organic Inc.: Natural Foods and How They Grew (Harcourt, 2006) and In Search of the Perfect Loaf: A Home Baker’s Odyssey (Viking, 2014).


  • Media & Transparency Can Change the Food System | Sam Fromartz | Change Food Fest

    Change Food

    Sam Fromartz, co-founder and editor-in-chief of the Food & Environment Reporting Network, tells a story about pesticide use in California that exposed some deep flaws in the food system. This story shows the importance of media and transparency, a focus that FERN, a news organization that produces reporting on food, agriculture, and environmental health, will […]