Stories by Jill Richardson

Jill Richardson writes about food, agriculture, the environment, health, and well-being. Currently pursuing a PhD in Sociology at University of Wisconsin-Madison, she’s the author ofRecipe for America: Why Our Food System is Broken and What We Can Do to Fix It.  subscribe to Jill Richardson's feed

Posted on: Feb 17, 2015, Source: AlterNet

Most Americans don't know where their shrimp comes from or what's in it.

Posted on: Dec 17, 2014, Source: Other Words

If you want a clearer conscience this Christmas, buy your gifts locally.

Posted on: Dec 10, 2014, Source: Other Words

The end result of gift-giving without any thought is waste.

Posted on: Dec 4, 2014, Source: AlterNet

A scary blog post about the toxic dangers of wheat recently went viral. Its claims are completely bogus.

Posted on: Dec 4, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Breakfast cereal, fat-free yogurt and apple juice are some of the foods that put a filmmaker on track for fatty liver disease in just three weeks.

Posted on: Dec 4, 2014, Source: AlterNet

A controversial theory linking amalgam fillings and mercury poisoning is starting to gain scientific acceptance.

Posted on: Nov 23, 2014, Source: Other Words

Prevailing over a flood of industry money, one California city just passed the nation's first tax on sweetened beverages.

Posted on: Nov 19, 2014, Source: Other Words

The poor suffer from hunger — not the munchies.

Posted on: Oct 22, 2014, Source: Other Words

If you want to save yourself and your kids from a scary disease, stop fretting about Ebola and eat less sugar.

Posted on: Oct 20, 2014, Source: AlterNet

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

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

Gorging on ripe fruit you picked together in an orchard will make a lasting impact.

Posted on: Sep 29, 2014, Source: AlterNet

As the hype around quinoa builds, so do big questions about the problems with its production.

Posted on: Aug 27, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Rapid weight loss is a sign of Hepatic Lipidosos—dangerous in cats—and it's deadly if it goes untreated.

Posted on: Jul 30, 2014, Source: OtherWords

You pay the price at the store when drought-plagued residents ignore water restrictions.

Posted on: Jul 22, 2014, Source: AlterNet

For those who aren't professional runners, sports drinks and energy bars don't provide nutritional value.

Posted on: Jul 16, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Using the right lube is key.

Posted on: Jul 3, 2014, Source: AlterNet

In the wake of the recent Supreme Court ruling, here are some homemade solutions for female Hobby Lobby workers to prevent pregnancy.

Posted on: Jun 25, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Who knew that a mix of plants including lemongrass, peppermint, and vanillin could work so well.

Posted on: Jun 20, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Who knew wooden boards would set off such angry response.

Posted on: Jun 18, 2014, Source: Other Words

On average, U.S. adults eat more than twice as many calories from added sweeteners than they should. It's destroying our health.

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