Jill Richardson

Jill Richardson is the founder of the blog La Vida Locavore and a member of the Organic Consumers Association policy advisory board. She is the author of Recipe for America: Why Our Food System Is Broken and What We Can Do to Fix It.

Urban Agriculture

San Diego residents push for new urban agriculture rules

The right to keep dwarf or miniature goats in your backyard is just one of the changes being promised in San Diego’s new urban agriculture ordinance.Photo: robotikaSan Diego resident Adam Hiner is hoping to get his chickens back. Adam and his sister were keeping hens too close to their house (breaking the city’s law that requires owners to keep them a full 50 feet from any residence) when a neighbor complained, and he had to give the birds to friends and family. Another resident, Kaya de Barbaro, had to move her chickens around the city after a neighbor complained, eventually …

Urban eggtivism

How to get your city to allow backyard chickens

Around the country, chickens are gaining popularity as productive pets, yet many municipalities forbid keeping them. Here’s what you can do if yours is among them.

Super-size salmon

A recap of the FDA's ‘Frankenfish' hearings

Even the FDA's pro-industry committee charged with evaluating the safety of a new genetically engineered salmon wants to see better science before supporting its release.

Tipping the scales

Why is the FDA about to rubber-stamp GE salmon?

The FDA is rushing through the approval process for AquaBounty's transgenic salmon, with a committee that's heavy on veterinarians and pro-biotech reps but light on experts in fish or consumer health. And once one unlabeled GE animal lands on our plates, others will soon follow.

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