Jill Richardson

01/22/2016 - 9:00am

    Mark Winne, an author and anti-hunger activist, often says that the most important word in “community garden” isn’t “garden.” I saw this firsthand not long ago.

    Standing in the sun between several small garden plots all morning...

01/17/2016 - 5:00pm

    Now that it’s already been phased out, the world can agree that a chemical used in Teflon — the famous coating on nonstick pots and pans — was toxic.

    A recent New York Times Magazine...

01/04/2016 - 9:00am

    Last year, I didn’t make any New Year’s resolutions. But it appears that life made them for me.

    Two changes occurred in my life, and I responded. In retrospect, 2015 produced more personal growth...

12/20/2015 - 9:00am

    The holiday season is a time for nostalgia. We watch It’s a Wonderful Life and A Christmas Story, engage in time-honored traditions, and even sing songs about sleighs and sleigh bells.

    Honestly, when...

12/12/2015 - 2:00pm

    I’m white. So is Donald Trump.

    I work as a teaching assistant in a sociology course on race while I pursue a PhD. Trump alone provides enough material to supply half my curriculum.

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12/05/2015 - 1:00pm

    Americans have been eating genetically modified corn, soybeans, and other crops for nearly two decades. But thanks to the Food and Drug Administration, now you might find a salmon with genes spliced from two other fish species on your plate.

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