Stories by Jill Richardson

Jill Richardson is the founder of the blog La Vida Locavore and a member of the Organic Consumers Association policy advisory board. She 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: Jun 25, 2013, Source: AlterNet

It's going to be a tough row to hoe, from here on out for Monsanto.

Posted on: Jun 6, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Can humans control and contain genetically engineered crops? The answer appears to be no.

Posted on: May 23, 2013, Source: AlterNet

When it comes to fats such as omega-3s and omega-6s, it's not just a matter of the right fats, but the right ratio.

Posted on: May 20, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Mark Pendergast's book, "For God, Country, and Coca-Cola" guides readers through decades of shrewd marketing campaigns and the company's ugly history.

Posted on: May 9, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Scientific studies with phony findings are not as uncommon as they should be.

Posted on: Apr 29, 2013, Source: AlterNet

An interview with the acclaimed writer about his new book, "Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation."

Posted on: Apr 18, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Monsanto controls our food, poisons our land, and influences all three branches of government.

Posted on: Mar 22, 2013, Source: AlterNet

The Paleo diet might be more successful in generating profit for its proponents than producing health for its followers.

Posted on: Mar 18, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Despite scientific evidence indicting certain common pesticides, the EPA continues to allow their use.

Posted on: Feb 20, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Why a legal dispute over soybeans could be a major win for corporate food producers.

Posted on: Feb 14, 2013, Source: AlterNet

You may want to think twice about buying roses this Valentine's Day.

Posted on: Jan 25, 2013, Source: AlterNet

A new report exposes the Academy for Nutrition and Dietetics as a pay-for-play scheme that provides junk food manufacturers endless opportunities to influence registered dietitians.

Posted on: Jan 17, 2013, Source: AlterNet

With so much profit to be made from keeping people overweight, the public is not hearing the truth about obesity.

Posted on: Jan 7, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Advocates of detox diets, cleanses and flushes swear they purge the body of toxins. But do they actually work?

Posted on: Nov 30, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Some of our most popular seafood treats come to us from filthy operations in other countries.

Posted on: Nov 19, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Cranberry growers and the fracking industry are fighting for the same resources and tearing one state apart in the process.

Posted on: Oct 5, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Our government is perversely protecting the industries that release the killer chemical into society.

Posted on: Oct 3, 2012, Source: AlterNet

The new book "Death at SeaWorld" and a serious recent injury to an orca at one of the parks is raising concern.

Posted on: Sep 18, 2012, Source: AlterNet

These products drive home a question: can we consume ourselves to sustainability?

Posted on: Sep 12, 2012, Source: AlterNet

You may be surprised by the companies siding with the likes of Monsanto, Coca-Cola, Nestle, Dow and other behemoths over the right to know what foods are genetically modified.

Posted on: Aug 7, 2012, Source: AlterNet

The entire American food system is built on one crop -- corn. And that is really bad news.

Posted on: Jul 5, 2012, Source: AlterNet

A critique of local food proves that the models used in neoliberal economics do not accurately apply to food and agriculture.

Posted on: Jul 1, 2012, Source: AlterNet

If it's legal to use in soaps – and even to eat – then why is it illegal to grow here?

Posted on: Jun 18, 2012, Source: AlterNet

NYC's recent ruling limiting the size of sugary drinks has spurred a lot of controversy. Is it stupid? Not if you know the history of supersizing.

Posted on: Jun 4, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Your garden hose may contain high levels of lead, flame retardants, heavy metals, and endocrine-disrupting phthalates and BPA.

Posted on: May 23, 2012, Source: AlterNet

The G8 scheme does nothing to address the problems that are at the core of hunger and malnutrition but will serve only to further poverty and inequality.

Posted on: May 11, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Academic research is often dictated by corporations that endow professorships, give money to universities, and put their executives on education boards.

Posted on: Mar 29, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Focusing on the farm bill will use up endless resources and result in relatively little gain.

Posted on: Mar 7, 2012, Source: AlterNet

We've exported the worst of our food to developing countries and we've imported the best of their food -- making poorer countries even more worse off.

Posted on: Feb 11, 2012, Source: AlterNet

What scientists are beginning to understand about the cause of colony collapse could be a message for all of us.

Posted on: Jan 20, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Sugar is now 20 percent of the American diet, but it's not just our health that suffers from its pervasiveness.

Posted on: Dec 29, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Fish are the last wild food that most of us will eat.

Posted on: Nov 18, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Articles "debunking" the local food movement are stale, shallow and often incorrect.

Posted on: Nov 6, 2011, Source: AlterNet

You don't hear about menhaden because they don't show up in fish markets or on dinner menus, but they're in everything.

Posted on: Oct 31, 2011, Source: AlterNet

The State Department is using taxpayer money to help force genetically modified crops on other countries.

Posted on: Oct 24, 2011, Source: AlterNet

The production of this ingredient causes jaw-dropping amounts of deforestation (and with it, carbon emissions) and human rights abuses.

Posted on: May 23, 2011, Source: AlterNet

"Factory farms are dangerous to the environment; they are ticking time bombs of manure just waiting to be spilled into public waters."

Posted on: Apr 27, 2011, Source: AlterNet

It turns out that Monsanto's Roundup herbicide might not be nearly as safe as people have thought, but the media is staying mum on the revelation.

Posted on: Apr 15, 2011, Source: AlterNet

While many subsidies seem like baseless giveaways to corporate farmers, others can actually help improve the sustainability of our food system.

Posted on: Mar 17, 2011, Source: AlterNet

South America is being taken over by a handful of companies in the soy business that are destroying ecologically sensitive areas and pushing people from their ancestral land.