Jill Richardson


ALEC Exposed: Warming Up to Climate Change

By: Tuesday July 26, 2011 1:30 pm

As the U.S. suffers through catastrophic tornadoes, heat waves, and other climate extremes – no doubt just a small taste of what the climate crisis will bring in the future – polluting industries and the politicians that serve them want to convince you that excess carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is actually a good thing.

Last December, almost like clockwork, Republican legislators in state houses across the nation sounded the alarm about an “out of control” Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). What had the EPA suddenly done to earn such criticism? The EPA had dared to take the first baby steps towards regulating greenhouse gas emissions.

The Egg Recall

By: Monday August 30, 2010 6:06 am

What should we REALLY learn from the egg recall. Well, I’ll tell ya…

FDL Book Salon Welcomes Moby and Miyun Park, Gristle: From Factory Farms to Food Safety

By: Saturday April 3, 2010 2:00 pm

The cover of Gristle: From Factory Farms to Food Safety (Thinking Twice About the Meat We Eat) says it all. It shows a picture of a cow, separated into its various cuts – except each cut lists a different issue to consider when choosing to eat meat or not: health, environment, workers, taxpayer cost, animals, children’s health, global hunger, zoonotic diseases, communities, and climate change. The book, edited by Moby with Miyun Park, includes a series of essays, one on each of those topics. And by addressing each of those issues, this book takes the debate about what role food animals should play in our society and how they should be treated to a new level.

Lousy School Lunch Bill One Step Closer to Passage

By: Monday March 29, 2010 8:01 am

If the Obama Administration cares about children having healthy food, why are they letting Blanche Lincoln write the school lunch bill?

Obama’s Food Policy: What Eventually Meets the Palate is Less Than Meets the Eye

By: Monday February 8, 2010 7:02 am

Obama’s been out there giving kickass speeches, but how good is his actual policy? When it comes to food, not very good.

Why We Poison Our Food

By: Sunday January 31, 2010 4:00 pm

At what point in history did humans decide it was a good idea to apply poison to food crops? And with all of the science we have on the toxicity of pesticides, why do we still do it?

Sick of Corporate Control Over Your Food?

By: Monday December 28, 2009 9:39 am

If you’re sick of having to pay extra for healthy foods or having few food choices beyond Coke vs. Pepsi or seeing farmers get screwed by “Big Ag,” then now’s the time to take action.

Something Rotten in the State of Denmark

By: Sunday December 20, 2009 7:00 pm

Here’s what Copenhagen means for the future of food and agriculture.

Will the Food Safety Bill Make Food Safe?

By: Sunday November 29, 2009 5:00 pm

The House has already passed a landmark food safety bill. The Senate passed it out of committee. We’re closer than ever to food safety reform. Here’s what you need to know about it.

Thanksgiving Dinner: More American Than You Think

By: Thursday November 26, 2009 10:30 am

We are republishing last Sunday’s post by Jill Richardson on this most American of holiday feasts.

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