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...

10/15/2015 - 1:30pm

    If you drink Mug Root Beer or the apple-flavored Manzanita Sol soda, you might unwittingly become one of the first people to try a brand new artificial sweetener. The new product is called Sweetmyx 617, and PepsiCo is blending it with high fructose corn syrup to reduce...

10/01/2015 - 2:30pm

    I greeted the pope’s visit with enthusiasm. I might not be Catholic, but I appreciate Francis for his humility, his kindness, and his call for action to address the climate crisis.

    Then I heard the...

09/28/2015 - 5:55pm

    When I began writing about agriculture nearly a decade ago, I learned quickly that people generally believed that Roundup, the best-selling weed killer made by Monsanto, was relatively harmless.


09/24/2015 - 1:33pm

    McDonald’s made headlines recently by announcing it will transition to cage-free eggs by 2025. Hooray: You can feel better about eating that Egg McMuffin.

    Or at least you can a decade from now. Less...

09/17/2015 - 11:05am

    Most of us care about conservation, at least a little. But sometimes we miss the forest for the trees — or in this case, the AC.

    Take the hostel I recently stayed at in California.

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