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

Better Labels, Better Food

June 1, 2016 | Here's an option for food manufacturers who don't want to disclose all that sugar they use: Use less.

Our Poverty Myth

May 25, 2016 | The illusion that people are to blame for their own poverty goes back centuries in our culture.


Say It, Don’t Spray It

May 4, 2016 | A cultural divide in farming communities squelches conversation about hot-button issues like pesticides.


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.