Jill Richardson

08/14/2014 - 6:43pm

    You can lead a kid to vegetables, but you can’t make her eat. Especially if the food doesn’t taste good.

    That’s what the government found out in the wake of the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010.

    I was active in advocating for school lunch reform at...

05/15/2014 - 4:03am

    The new comedy show Last Week Tonight with John Oliver included a well-deserved riff on the food industry in its first episode. Oliver, who you might know from his work on Comedy Central’s fake news program, The Daily Show, went after two well-deserved targets: Pom Wonderful pomegranate juice and Coca-Cola...

05/08/2014 - 9:11pm

    For the first decade that I suffered from severe and almost daily migraines, I didn’t consider them a gift. Yet, in a way — a very painful one — they are.

    My headaches began setting me apart from the rest of society at the age of 15. Back in 1996, my...

05/04/2014 - 11:26pm

    I met my friend Rachel because we were both in the same situation: We each had neighbors who inexplicably hated our chickens. Rachel and I each had small flocks of hens, no roosters, and sprawling, fertile, organic vegetable gardens in our yards. And we live in urban San Diego.

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04/17/2014 - 4:52pm

    As a vegetarian, I have to walk a fine line.

    Really, I’m not judging you. But I often find it necessary to establish myself as “not a threat” to meat eaters. I also occasionally bump up against militant vegans.

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04/10/2014 - 12:19am

    A recent Scientific American blog post blamed environmentalists for costing poor, malnourished people an estimated 1,424,000 life years in India alone. Why? Because they presumably kept Golden Rice off the market for over a decade when it could have been helping the world’s poor during that time.

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