Jill Richardson

About Jill Richardson

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

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Articles by Jill Richardson


Most Racism Is Mundane

April 13, 2016 | The lives of people of color are shaped by race in more ways than a white person might guess.


A Sweet Tax

April 6, 2016 | A new British law will charge the companies who make sugary drinks, not consumers.


Eating in the Dark

March 16, 2016 | If food manufacturers think we'll stop eating foods that we know are genetically modified, maybe they shouldn't sell them.


Toxic Teflon

March 9, 2016 | It's time to ditch nonstick cookware — and then reform our laws.


No Candidate is Perfect

February 17, 2016 | Can we behave like rational, logical grownups as we select the next leader of our country?


Toxic Waste on Tap

January 27, 2016 | Michigan state officials poisoned Flint's democracy along with its water.


Our Toxic Failure

January 13, 2016 | Is it really so radical to ask that companies test chemicals for safety before using them?