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.
New York City’s Styrofoam Ban Dies (Unlike Actual Styrofoam)
New York City’s Styrofoam Ban Dies (Unlike Actual Styrofoam)

A New York City judge has overturned a citywide Styrofoam ban. After the Styrofoam ban went into effect on July 1, a number of local businesses sued the city, stating that the ban was political and would hurt their businesses. City restaurants and corner delis had until January 2016 to […]

U.S. Finally Pardons Chimpanzees From Cruel Lab Experiments
U.S. Finally Pardons Chimpanzees From Cruel Lab Experiments

In a move that will ensure protection from cruel lab experiments and some captive situations, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has given chimpanzees endangered species status under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). The rule went into effect earlier this week. The U.S. was the only developed nation not to […]

Marissa Mayer and Maternity Leave: How We Parent in America
Marissa Mayer and Maternity Leave: How We Parent in America

Marissa Mayer, CEO of Yahoo, recently announced that after giving birth—to twins!—she will only take two weeks off for maternity leave. Two. Weeks. That’s barely enough time for any woman who recently gave birth to go to the bathroom without searing pain, let alone sit comfortably at a desk while […]

Amazon Wants to Replace Your Farmers Market With One Simple Click
Amazon Wants to Replace Your Farmers Market With One Simple Click

Amazon will do almost anything to grow its business—and these days, it will also do anything to try to get you to forget about recent allegations that working for the company is a little bit like being in a prison. The latest effort has the company becoming your digital farmers market.  […]

Big Cannabis News: Weed Could Soon Be Powering Your Phone
Big Cannabis News: Weed Could Soon Be Powering Your Phone

How’s this for cannabis news? When cannabis can be used to power batteries and potentially rewrite modern energy, using the plant just to get high may prove to be one of its least impressive benefits. According to engineering professor David Mitlin of Clarkson University in New York, industrial hemp, which […]

Climate Change is Making You Depressed (But Not for Obvious Reasons)
Climate Change is Making You Depressed (But Not for Obvious Reasons)

Climate change is a major bummer. Already, the warming planet is wreaking havoc around the world in the form of natural disasters, environmental contamination, ocean acidification and, oh yeah, almost zero fresh water for us to drink or bathe in. Plus, the thought of a planet without polar bears, as […]