Top 5 Organic Food Products from Natural Products Expo East 2016

As I do at the end of each Expo East and Expo West, I list my top 5 organic food products of the show.

Some of the criteria that I use to judge the best products include originality, taste, and innovation. Also, I try as hard as I can to include products that most people have never seen before.

At last week’s show in Baltimore, there were many great organic products to choose from but here are the ones that I found to be the most compelling. These are My Top 5 Organic Products from Natural Products Expo East 2016.

FORAGER PROJECT’S DAIRY-FREE STRAWBERRY CASHEW YOGURT

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Having watched this company for several years now, I give major kudos to the folks at Forager Project.

Despite being one of the country’s leading pressed organic juice brands, Forager has not been sitting still. Instead, it has pushed very hard to expand into food, with a complete emphasis on plant-based ingredients. Read more »


Top 5 Organic Food Products of Natural Products Expo East 2015

(MY APOLOGIES IN ADVANCE FOR THE SMALL VIDEO ABOVE. THIS IS ONE OF TWO VIDEOS THAT I SHOT HORIZONTALLY ON PERISCOPE AND THE RECORDING OF IT DID NOT TURN OUT AS PLANNED.)

As I do each year at Natural Products Expo East, I name my Top 5 Organic Food Products of the show. And as always, Vani Hari of FoodBabe.com gives me her critique for each of them.

There were a lot of excellent products that I discovered but these five seemed to really grab my attention. Read more »


Best Trade Show Booths of Natural Products Expo East 2014 – The Honest Company, TumericALIVE, Bitsy’s Brainfood

One of my favorite things that to do after Natural Products Expo East and Natural Products Expo West is to give awards for the best trade show booths.

Some companies put a tremendous amount of time and effort into their booths, and this is something that I believe should be acknowledged.

Here were my three favorite trade show booths from Natural Products Expo East 2014.

THE HONEST COMPANY

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It didn’t take long for me to come to the conclusion that The Honest Company’s trade show booth was the most impressive one that I have ever seen. Yes, ever.

Even though the company has serious resources at its disposal – it raised $70 million from investors last month – the reality is that money doesn’t guarantee good taste or good design.  Read more »


Top 5 Organic Food Products from Natural Products Expo East 2014

After attending each Expo East and Expo West trade show, I name my Top 5 Organic Food Products. And for the last two shows, I have had my friend Vani Hari of Food Babe give her critique of my picks as well.

Below is a quick recap of my Top 5 Organic Food Products from Natural Products Expo East 2014 but please watch the video above to get my full assessment of all of the products. Read more »


GMO-Labeling Dinner and After-Party Fundraiser at Natural Products Expo East in Baltimore

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With major food and chemical companies spending millions and millions of dollars to defeat GMO-labeling efforts in this country, my friend Vani Hari and I have decided to take action.

Just as we did two years ago for Prop 37 in California and last year for I-522 in Washington, the two of us will be throwing a fundraiser for Oregon and Colorado, two states that will be voting on GMO-labeling in the next few months. Read more »


Video Review of Liquid Earth, A Great Organic Restaurant in Baltimore

As many of you probably know, I was recently attended Natural Products Expo East 2013 in Baltimore, Maryland.

When I go there each year, there are two things are pretty much guarantees for me.

One, I stay at the AMAZING Inn at the Black Olive, the most green/organic hotel I’ve ever encountered.

Two, I make a visit to Liquid Earth, a fantastic organic restaurant just a few blocks away from the hotel.  Liquid Earth serves raw and cooked vegan organic food in a wonderful environment.

During my most recent visit, I shot this video above and you’ll spot two of my friends, Food Babe and Lora Krulak, in the footage as well. Enjoy! Read more »