Jill Ettinger

Jill Ettinger is the senior editor and featured columnist on EcoSalon and sister site Organic Authority as well as NaturallySavvy. Her work is also featured weekly on Eat Drink Better and SunwarriorNews. She is the co-director of social media for both EcoSalon and Organic Authority and works as a researcher and writer with the Cornucopia Institute, the leading organic industry watchdog group. Jill’s writing has been featured in The Village Voice, MTV, Reality Sandwich and Global Rhythm as well as the anthologies “Towards 2012: Perspectives on the Next Age” (2009, Tarcher/Penguin) and “What Do You Believe?” (2009, Outside the Box). A focus on food policy, veganism, wellness, music and world cultural expressions, Jill blends the mystical and modern as she explores what our shifting food, fashion, culture and creative landscapes will look, sound and taste like in the future. Jill spent more than a decade as a sales and marketing manager in the natural foods industry and regularly consults with and supports emerging brands and organizations in creative communication, social media and event production. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and future foodie, their daughter Imogene. Twitter @jillettinger | www.jillettinger.com.

Articles by Jill Ettinger:

Kristen Schaal of ‘The Daily Show’ Mansplains the Importance of Manspreading [Video]

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Manspreading is taking over New York’s subway system–men hogging two seats by  widely spreading their legs.

But according to “The Daily Show” correspondent Kristen Schaal, it’s justified. “Men make 30 percent more than women, they should have 30 percent more space on the ride to work,” Schaal says, telling Jon Stewart: “You’ve been so brainwashed by this feminized world, you can’t even see everything that men have lost.”

The best part is when she talks directly to Stewart’s balls to remind them that they have lost the freedom once inherent to all …

Is Stevia Healthy? Behind the Label

 Is Stevia Healthy? Behind the Label

ColumnThe popularity of the zero-calorie sweetener stevia is on the rise. But is stevia healthy? We go behind the label to find out.

Derived from a plant of the same name, stevia is as much as 150 times sweeter than table sugar but without delivering the spike in blood glucose. It contains active compounds (known as steviol glycosides) called stevioside and rebaudioside, which are responsible for its sweetness.

Once banned in the U.S. from being sold as a sweetener, the FDA approved it for sale as a zero-calorie sweetener in …

Chew Slower and Other Ways to Eat Healthy for the Planet

Chew Slower and Other Ways to Eat Healthy for the Planet

There are so many ways to eat healthy that are good for both your body and the planet. It’s nice when they overlap, no?

I know, you’re probably well aware that Big Macs are out and cauliflower is in. But there are even more ways to eat healthy that make a big difference for the planet.

Climate change or global warming – or whatever you want to call it – doesn’t have to be the …

This Seriously Massive NASA Photo Will Blow Your Mind [Video]

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How small are we really? Just have a peek at the largest NASA photo ever taken–a super-high resolution image of Andromeda from Hubble–and feel how incredibly vast the universe is. It is simply breathtaking. 

Find Jill on Twitter @jillettinger

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Marine Life Disappearing Fast Thanks to Overfishing and Climate Change [Study]

Marine Life Disappearing Fast Thanks to Overfishing and Climate Change [Study]

Climate change and our insatiable appetite for seafood could lead to mass extinctions of marine life and some pretty crazy new oceanscapes.

That’s the finding of a recent analysis that looked at data from hundreds of different sources on marine life and changes to the world’s oceans.

“We may be sitting on a precipice of a major extinction event,” Douglas J. McCauley, ecologist at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and an author of the new research, told the New York Times.

The research,…

Must Watch Animation: How We Effed Up the Earth [Video]

Must Watch: How We Effed Up Earth [Video]

Seriously, this Steve Cutts video about man’s impact on the earth will leave you speechless. And hopefully motivated as heck to be more mindful. 

Find Jill on Twitter @jillettinger

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The Planet-Killing Impact of Your Store Returns

The Planet-Killing Impact of Your Store Returns

We’ve all returned something. It seems harmless enough. A product that doesn’t fit certainly doesn’t do you any good sitting in your closet, not to mention the money lost on an item you’ll never wear. But many store returns don’t wind up back on the shelf and could be doing more damage than you think.

I’ve done it a number of times—in a rush, or not wanting to use the dressing room (those slimming mirrors are totally lame)—I bought items knowing that what I didn’t like at …

Animal Rights are Human Rights: When Animals are People

Animal Rights are Human Rights: When Animals are People

In another major victory for animal rights, a 29-year-old Argentinian zoo orangutan named Sandra recently made headlines when a judge granted her non-human personhood status, giving her the freedom to be transferred from the zoo to a sanctuary.

Animal rights activists and their lawyers said Sandra was suffering in the zoo. She is an intelligent being that they argued should not be treated as an object. The campaigners filed a habeas corpus petition on Sandra’s behalf. The document is most commonly filed when a (human) …