Stories by Jill Richardson

OtherWords columnist Jill Richardson is the author of "Recipe for America: Why Our Food System Is Broken and What We Can Do to Fix It." subscribe to Jill Richardson's feed

Posted on: Sep 18, 2017, Source: OtherWords

We'd be a better country if we didn't rig the game against those whose only mistake was to be born to poor parents.

Posted on: Sep 7, 2017, Source: OtherWords

New varieties of GMOs come with instructions to douse the earth with toxic herbicides.

Posted on: Aug 30, 2017, Source: OtherWords

If your product doesn’t directly connect consumers to farmers, you shouldn’t advertise it as “farm to” anything.

Posted on: Aug 18, 2017, Source: AlterNet

They're here to save the earth through love, joy and their powers of seduction.

Posted on: Aug 9, 2017, Source: OtherWords

A new Coke ad traffics in some questionable warm and fuzzy feelings.

Posted on: Jun 22, 2017, Source: AlterNet

If there's one thing we've learned in recent decades, it's that fat is not just fat.

Posted on: Jun 22, 2017, Source: AlterNet

Abandoned pet pythons in the Everglades have created an ecological crisis.

Posted on: Oct 27, 2016, Source: OtherWords

A checklist of 30 tactics used by emotionally abusive partners reads like Trump's debate prep to-do list.

Posted on: Sep 7, 2016, Source: OtherWords

The bacteria on your skin is safer than these two chemicals the FDA just banned from your soap.

Posted on: Sep 2, 2016, Source: OtherWords

Anxiety and depression can make it harder for people to reach out for the help they need.

Posted on: Jun 22, 2016, Source: OtherWords

Instead of funding our parks, the government will now auction off naming rights to the highest corporate bidders.

Posted on: May 25, 2016, Source: Other Words

Poverty has many complex causes.

Posted on: May 4, 2016, Source: OtherWords

A cultural divide in farming communities squelches conversation about hot-button issues like pesticides.

Posted on: Jan 4, 2016, Source: AlterNet

A scientific study alleges that lavender and tea tree oils caused pubescent boys to grow breasts.

Posted on: Jun 15, 2015, Source: AlterNet

What's going on when the pain is in our head?

Posted on: Aug 8, 2014, Source: AlterNet

A govt. law requires a pretty hazardous toxin in all tent fabric.

Posted on: Jul 2, 2014, Source: Other Words

Walmart, Costco, and their competitors buy shrimp from Thailand's CP Foods because it is cheap. But they don’t have to.

Posted on: Apr 17, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Researchers have made some surprising findings.

Posted on: Apr 5, 2014, Source: Other Words

Americans need to hear from the media about the climate crisis even if there's a shortage of cheerful angles.

Posted on: Feb 23, 2014, Source: AlterNet

At least a can of soda per day is safe, right? Nope, much much less, according to the World Health Organization.