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


Eat Your Weeds

March 20, 2013 | The humble dandelion turns out to be a superfood and stinging nettles make a premium pizza topping.


True Colors are to Dye For

March 13, 2013 | Americans should think twice before adding green food coloring to everything from bagels to beer on St. Patrick's Day.


We’re All Guinea Pigs

February 27, 2013 | I don't want to expose the most precious people in my life to an endocrine disruptor.


Lose Your Lawn

February 20, 2013 | Turning your lawn into something more beautiful and useful would save time and money while curbing pollution and water usage.


Another Side of the Immigration Debate

February 13, 2013 | We reap the benefits of cheap farm and meatpacking labor in the form of low-priced food, thanks to the contributions of millions of undocumented workers.


A Better Way to Say I Love You

February 6, 2013 | Most of the roses sold in the United States are grown in Colombia and Ecuador, where they are doused with toxic pesticides.


Fat Demons

January 30, 2013 | There are no shortcuts to health.


Coke Still Needs to Get Real

January 23, 2013 | The soda giant's slick campaign to make us think its products are getting healthier might change public perceptions — but it won’t make soda good for you.


Beyoncé’s Not-so-Super Move

January 16, 2013 | Our president and first lady ought to reconsider their relationship with the popular singer now that she's becoming the face of PepsiCo.


A Green and Golden Legacy

January 9, 2013 | If there's one issue for President Obama to stake his entire second term on, it's the climate.

Tricky Treats

Tricky Treats

October 24, 2012 | Sugar haunts too much of what we eat these days.