About Jill Ettinger

Jill Ettinger Jill Ettinger is co-director of Eat Drink Better. She is the senior editor at EcoSalon.com and OrganicAuthority.com. A focus on food, herbs, wellness and world cultural expressions, Jill explores what our shifting food, healing systems and creative landscapes will look, sound and taste like in the future. Stay in touch on Twitter @jillettinger and .



Author Archives: Jill Ettinger

Why I Didn’t Return Monsanto’s Phone Call

December 16th, 2014 | by Jill Ettinger

A few weeks ago, I received an email from a PR person identifying herself as writing on behalf of Monsanto, the multinational biotech company that’s so vilified, there’s an annual “March Against Monsanto” event


How to Eat Less for the Climate (and Your Health)

December 11th, 2014 | by Jill Ettinger

We all know how to eat less and why it’s better for our health. It’s as simple as not taking another bite of cake. Or twenty. But even though we know how to eat less, we don’t often do it, especially this time of year when sweets and treats abound. But eating less is not just an issue about our preserving our waistline and reducing our risks of becoming obese or developing diabetes. It may also help reduce our impact on climate change and food waste


Healthy Kids Eat ‘Grown-Up Food’ and Like It

December 10th, 2014 | by Jill Ettinger

As parents, we want a better life for our kids. We want to raise healthy kids who don’t ever experience that 3 o’clock slump that as adults we often fight off with caffeine and sugar. We want our children to eat better and to like it


21 Food News Stories From 2014 to Make You Feel Grateful for Progress

November 27th, 2014 | by Jill Ettinger

This is the time of year where we give thanks for what we have, most importantly, our friends and family. We gather around and celebrate with food and drink. Food news stories have been at the center of much discussion this year. From GMO labeling laws to soda taxes, things are getting better in our food system, even while some aspects of it are getting worse (looking at you, Monsanto!)


Is Monsanto the Next Tech Company?

November 21st, 2014 | by Jill Ettinger

Monsanto, the much hated poster-company for the biotech industry, may soon take on another industry: information technology. That’s what Robb Fraley, Monsanto’s chief technology officer says. “I could easily see us in the next five or 10 years being an information technology company,” he says in Grist


Just Mayo’s Egg-Free Mayonnaise Isn’t Mayo, Says Hellman’s Lawsuit

November 12th, 2014 | by Jill Ettinger

Unilever, the parent company for mega-mayonnaise brand Hellman’s, is suing three-year-old Silicon Valley startup, Hampton Creek—maker of Just Mayo—the egg-free mayonnaise that claims to not only perform better than the other stuff, but do it without the addition of any animal products


Just Like Parents, the Food Baby Eats Hinges on the Growing Economic Divide

November 6th, 2014 | by Jill Ettinger

The food baby eats, just like adults, hinges on the economic divide and socioeconomic class. And these economic choices may impact their health and eating habits later in life. That’s the finding of a new study out of the University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences


Milk Nutrition Claims Debunked in 30 Year Study

October 31st, 2014 | by Jill Ettinger

For decades, nothing has been touted as a healthier, more wholesome food than milk. It does a body good, they say. For women especially, milk nutrition benefits include strong bones and the prevention of osteoporosis, a concern for millions of women in the U.S. and billions more worldwide. But according to a new study, milk isn’t the healthy food we think. In fact, it may actually cause the bone loss it’s supposed to prevent, and in this study’s case, it can even lead to early death



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