Huge Victory! The EPA rejects “Agent Orange Corn”

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In phenomenal news, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) just announced that it is revoking the registration of the controversial chemical Enlist Duo, effectively ending for good all prospects for Agent Orange Corn.

Enlist Duo is the super-toxic herbicide (a combination of glyphosate and 2,4-D) to be sprayed on Dow Chemical’s genetically-engineered corn (and soy), widely referred to in the organic industry as Agent Orange Corn. Read more »

Your Children Have Pesticides in their Bodies – Remove these Chemicals with an Organic Diet

It is a proven fact that our children are born with a shocking number of harmful chemicals in their bodies.

A study from the Environmental Working Group showed that 232 toxic chemicals were found in 10 cord blood samples of infants.

Some of the chemicals included BPA (a hormone disruptor), toxic flame retardants, synthetic fragrances used in common cosmetics and detergents, and PFBA, which is used to make non-stick and grease-, stain- and water-resistant coatings for cookware, textiles, food packaging and other consumer products. Read more »

TAKE ACTION: The DARK Act is a Very Dangerous Threat to Organic and our Right to Know

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As it stands now, 64 countries around the world require GMOs to be labeled — but the U.S. does not.

Since the federal government refuses to change this policy, states have been taking matters into their own hands by either passing GMO-labeling laws (Vermont) or banning the cultivation of GMOs (Oregon, Hawaii).

Needless to say, this trend isn’t sitting well with any of the big GMO and chemical companies. Read more »

A LOT of Confusion About the New Non-GMO Seal, Serious Problems Loom

There has been an incredible amount of misinformation about the new Non-GMO seal that was recently announced.

After having had multiple conversations with the USDA, I shot a video yesterday that clears up the confusion about this new Non-GMO seal and I discuss two very serious potential problems that loom ahead, as a result of the introduction of this seal. Read more »

Chipotle Video #2 – What Organic Consumers Must Do Now

The other day I posted a video about how Chipotle claims to be 100% GMO-free, yet it continues to use meat and dairy products from animals that are fed GMOs.

I remain uttlerly convinced that is incredibly misleading, and I have not changed my stance about this one iota.

As I explained in the other post, the type of feed that the animals are eating is of tremendous importance and MUST be considered when making the non-GMO claim for animal products. Yet, Chipotle refuses to do this because it would complicate its marketing message of being 100% non-GMO. Read more »

TAKE ACTION: Why Organic Consumers MUST Fight Against The Dangerous Trade Agreement called TPP

You may have heard in the news about the global trade agreements that President Obama is trying to push through.

While they may sound relatively harmless on the surface, they are incredibly, incredibly dangerous to our freedom, particularly for organic consumers who are fighting for GMO-labeling.

The Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) is a trade agreement that is being negotiated in complete secret by the White House. Not only will it eliminate our basic democratic rights as American citizens, but it will put corporations in full control of how society is run.

Among other things, food safety standards around the world would be lowered and the agreement could make it illegal to label GMOs. Read more »

Eco-Friendly Fridays: Under the Canopy’s Marci Zaroff is Taking Organic into Wyndham Hotels and Bed Bath & Beyond

On the third Friday of every month, I have a column called Eco-Friendly Fridays. I started this column because I run across so many amazing organic, non-food items that I believe people ought to know about. While organic food is certainly a major component of living an organic lifestyle, it is not the only part.

When it comes to organic clothing, Marci Zaroff, the founder and president of Under the Canopy, is truly a pioneer. And I don’t say this lightly. Read more »