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: Aug 14, 2017, Source: AlterNet

The chemicals in our household dust may prime our bodies to gain more weight.

Posted on: Jul 20, 2017, Source: AlterNet

They can get things started, but if you're super-stressed, no pill or potion can fix it.

Posted on: Jul 13, 2017, Source: AlterNet

Every fabric has some form of processing that includes potentially toxic chemicals.

Posted on: Jul 4, 2017, Source: AlterNet

There's no magic bullet to quickly and easily lose weight and keep it off.

Posted on: Mar 30, 2017, Source: OtherWords

Trump is using sympathetic out-of-work miners as a cover for what is really just a handout to dirty industry.

Posted on: Apr 22, 2016, Source: Other Words

The lives of people of color are shaped by race in more ways than a white person might guess.

Posted on: Mar 16, 2016, Source: Other Words

If food manufacturers think we'll stop eating foods that we know are genetically modified, maybe they shouldn't sell them.

Posted on: Feb 3, 2016, Source: OtherWords

It should come as no surprise that emotions can impact physical health.

Posted on: Oct 21, 2015, Source: OtherWords

Teachers should not be asking "do you want fries with that?"

Posted on: Oct 14, 2015, Source: Other Words

The government didn’t get a chance to see whether a new calorie-cutting additive in Mug Root Beer is safe.

Posted on: Sep 21, 2015, Source: AlterNet

Cosmetically challenged produce is just as nutritious and delicious as perfect produce.

Posted on: Aug 12, 2015, Source: OtherWords

Animal abuse isn’t only a problem when people find out about it.

Posted on: Aug 5, 2015, Source: OtherWords

Not all obese people suffer from binge eating disorder, but it’s good to be aware that some do.

Posted on: Jul 15, 2015, Source: OtherWords

For everything Americans gain from our modern conveniences, perhaps we’ve lost a few too many old-fashioned pleasures.

Posted on: Jul 2, 2015, Source: AlterNet

Is what we're hearing just too good to be true?

Posted on: Jun 24, 2015, Source: OtherWords

“A technology severed from ethics will not easily be able to limit its own power,” said the pontiff.

Posted on: Jun 19, 2015, Source: AlterNet

Bland alt-foods are all the rage, but why?

Posted on: Apr 29, 2015, Source: OtherWords

Even if its neon orange shines a little less bright, the food's problem comes from the other ingredients.

Posted on: Apr 10, 2015, Source: Other Words

If somebody’s struggling so much that they resort to crime, should we really punish them by denying them food?

Posted on: Mar 10, 2015, Source: AlterNet

A huge medical debate is swirling over a bacterium known as H. pylori.