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.

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The Stephen Colbert Highlight Reel that Says it All [Video]

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We can’t believe he’s gone. Stephen Colbert’s final episode ran last night and now all that’s left is every second of the last nine years recorded and free to watch on the internet. So, here’s to another nine years of clip watching. We kick things off with these fantastic food clips that demonstrate why the man is was is King.

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Can a Loaf of Bread Decrease Greenhouse Gas Emissions?

Can a Loaf of Bread Decrease Greenhouse Gas Emissions?

While much of conventional farming is doing more harm than good to the climate, wheat may be an important crop for reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

So, would wheat still be such a dietary pariah if it could help to curb climate change?

According to a new paper published in the recent journal Nature Communications, we may want to give wheat another chance. “The study found that a combination of a few basic farming practices boosted wheat production and put heaps of carbon back into the …

An Ode to Winter Socks  

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Winter socks matter. A lot.

It’s almost officially winter. What feels the cold sting of the season in the morning more than our delicate little toes?

We need socks. Winter socks. Slipping them on over icy feet can transform a moment.

Curled up on the couch under a blanket with a warm cup of cocoa is such a delightful winter experience. But only if your feet are toasty warm in a pair of winter socks. They’re like foot hugs from Santa or your Grandma or …

‘A Brief Moment of Happiness is Pretty Good': Jerry Seinfeld’s Clio Acceptance Speech Will Make Your Jaw Drop [Video]

'A Brief Moment of Happiness is Pretty Good': Jerry Seinfeld's Clio Acceptance Speech Will Make Your Jaw Drop [Video]

What’s the deal with that? Jerry Seinfeld’s acceptance speech for his honorary Clio Award nails the marketing industry’s hollow, shallow existence, and it’s sheer brilliance.

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Why Do People Love Bill Murray So Much?

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Our culture will go down in history as being obsessed with all sorts of celebrities—some worthwhile, others not so much. But actor Bill Murray inspires a different kind of fascination.

“The fact that you have to ask shows me you aren’t ready.” That’s a response I got to the question I asked Facebook about why so many of us seem strangely obsessed with Bill Murray. And that response feels a little right, like Bill Murray and his legion of fans are onto something special, something you either get immediately, or perhaps, sadly, …

Can an Ethical Fur Industry Ever Exist, Even with this Fur Source?

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Not only is wearing fur the cruelest fashion choice on the planet, it’s not a very environmentally friendly one either. Can an ethical and environmentally responsible fur industry exist?

Pamela Paquin, founder of Petite Mort (that’s French for “the little death”) thinks so. Before you click out of this article or jump to leave a harsh comment, check out the fine print: Paquin is sourcing her fur exclusively from roadkill.

“It’s so much a part of everyday life to see these animals,” Paquin told Modern Farmer. “Who of us doesn’t look away? You …

‘The Daily Show’ on the Eric Garner Grand Jury Decision [Video]

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Thank you, Jon Stewart and everyone at “The Daily Show” for articulating the shock and horror so many of us feel about this decision. Thank you.

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Why is Decision-Making So Hard? (Do You Want to Know or Don’t You?)

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Will you wear red or blue or maybe yellow? Should you cut your hair super short or let it grow even longer? Did you decide how you’re voting yet? Does decision-making seem like way more of a challenge than it should be? You’re not alone.

There are about ten million decisions I’ve made that I’m not so sure of. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not living a life full of regrets; it’s just that I’m not entirely sure if that menu choice I made at a restaurant last week was the very best decision. …