I'm an investigative reporter for The Intercept. I recently examined the pesticide industry’s vast strategy to keep selling chemicals at the heart of the “insect apocalypse." AMA
Hey, I'm Lee Fang and I'm an investigative reporter for The Intercept. I focus on the intersection of money and politics, but I cover a wide variety of topics, from health care and climate change to the political strategies that shape the direction of society. In recent years, I've covered the integration of the military with Silicon Valley, the influence of Saudi Arabia over American policymakers, and the internal clashes for the heart and soul of the Democratic Party.
I'm looking forward to answering questions about my latest feature investigation, The Playbook for Poisoning the Earth, a comprehensive look at neonics, one of the main pesticides fueling the mass-die off of a range of insect life. Lobbying documents and emails reveal a vast strategy by the pesticide industry to influence academics, beekeepers, and regulators, and to divert attention away from the potential harm caused by pesticides.
UPDATE: Thanks for joining, hopping off now. You can follow me on Twitter at @lhfang.