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

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Beefing Up Food Safety

July 31, 2013 | The government's new effort to strengthen its weak inspection system for imported food isn't going to cover everything we eat from foreign countries.

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Size Matters

July 24, 2013 | Even food manufacturers often don't know if nanoparticles are in the food they sell and no one knows if they're safe to eat.

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A Deadly Power Surge

July 10, 2013 | Fracking might be profitable, but whether it's good for anything else is doubtful.

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Eat Real

June 19, 2013 | Too many diets are about hype, not health.

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Casting a Spotlight on Frankenfoods

June 12, 2013 | A legislative victory in Connecticut is the first for American consumers who are demanding the right to know if our food is genetically engineered.

Censoring Our Food

May 22, 2013 | If farms and slaughterhouses are rife with repulsive and sadistic abuses, why should we pass laws to help hide it?

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A Parenting Priority

May 1, 2013 | Even when the kids complain, you're doing right by them when you cook dinner and eat together.

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The Price of Our Fertilizer Addiction

April 24, 2013 | Compared to the lifetime of grieving ahead for the people of West, Texas, a few years of reduced crop yields is a small price to pay for converting from "conventional" to organic farming.