New Study on Milk: More Evidence That Organic Offers Superior Nutrition

Written by Max Goldberg on December 16, 2013. Follow Max on Twitter: @livingmaxwell.

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When most people think of the reason to drink organic milk, the first thing that pops into their mind is the desire to avoid hormonal milk – milk that has been produced from cows who have been injected with synthetic growth hormones.

(If you are unfamiliar with the serious health risks of hormonal milk, click HERE.)

Yet, a recently released study gives us an additional reason as to why we should drink organic milk.

In research published in PLOS One, the scientists of the study reported that organic milk contained 62% more omega-3 fatty acids and 25% fewer omega-6s. Read More »

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NEW!! Wednesdays at Whole Foods – Detroit Update, Rooftop Farms, Selling Vinyl, and More

Written by Max Goldberg on September 4, 2013. Follow Max on Twitter: @livingmaxwell.

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Whole Foods has a very important place in both the organic industry and the American cultural landscape, and as I have gotten to know the company better, the more fascinated that I have become with it.

Since the company has so many cool initiatives going on all of the time, most of which do not get the attention that they deserve, I have decided to create something called Wednesdays at Whole Foods. This column will appear on the first and third Wednesday of each month and will showcase a wide variety of news, interviews, and other features.

If you have any suggestions, ideas, or things that you would like to see in this post, please don’t hesitate to contact me. I would love to hear from you.

In the meantime, enjoy my new column – Wednesdays at Whole Foods!

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THE LATEST IN MOTOWN

In one of the most anticipated events in the company’s history, Whole Foods cut the ribbon on a new store in inner city Detroit a few months ago and as you can tell from the picture above, it was an absolute mob scene on opening day. Read More »

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Should You ALWAYS Eat Organic?

Written by Max Goldberg on February 20, 2013. Follow Max on Twitter: @livingmaxwell.

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Last week I got a comment on How Much Poison Should We Feed our Kids Today? and thought it was important enough to be a full blog post.

A woman felt guilty about feeding her kids pesticide-laden, conventionally-grown food and asked if she “should always feed them organic?”

As an organic food blogger and someone who is very passionate about organic, I am going to be biased about organic food, which should not come as a surprise to anyone. Read More »

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Physicans Recommend to Reduce Pesticide Exposure for Children But Don’t Specifically Encourage Organic Food

Written by Max Goldberg on December 19, 2012. Follow Max on Twitter: @livingmaxwell.

A primary reason that people eat organic is because they don’t want to consume food that has been sprayed with toxic pesticides. This is especially important for children since their bodies are still developing and are very sensitive to poisonous chemicals.

Despite what the chemical industry would like us to believe – that chemicals are safe – the President’s Cancer Panel report says otherwise.

“The Panel was particularly concerned to find that the true burden of environmentally induced cancer has been grossly underestimated. With nearly 80,000 chemicals on the market in the United States, many of which are used by millions of Americans in their daily lives and are un- or understudied and largely unregulated, exposure to potential environmental carcinogens is widespread.”

With 41% of the U.S. population expected to get cancer and 21% of the U.S. population expected to die of cancer, one recommendation made by the President’s Cancer Panel was to choose “food grown without pesticides or chemical fertilizers.”

In its recently released report, The American Academy of Pediatrics also believes that pesticides pose a grave danger to children.

The report says that “acute poisoning risks (from pesticides) are clear, and the understanding of chronic health implications from both acute and chronic exposure are emerging. Epidemiologic evidence demonstrates associations between early life exposure to pesticides and pediatric cancers, decreased cognitive function, and behavioral problems. Related animal toxicology studies provide supportive biological plausibility for these findings.” Read More »

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Organic Quinoa for Breakfast? Here’s How I Prepare It

Written by Max Goldberg on December 5, 2012. Follow Max on Twitter: @livingmaxwell.

I am a huge, huge fan of quinoa and eat it for dinner several times per week.

In fact, quinoa with kimchi or other fermented foods might be one of my absolute favorite meals.

Wanting to see how I could incorporate organic quinoa into my breakfast and seeking a gluten-free alternative to oatmeal or oat bran, I tried making quinoa porridge. And, I was pleasantly surprised at the results. Read More »

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My Top 5 Non-GMO, Organic Halloween Options

Written by Max Goldberg on October 17, 2012. Follow Max on Twitter: @livingmaxwell.

With aversion to GMOs at an all-time high, more parents than ever are going to be looking for non-GMO, organic candy options for Halloween at the end of this month.

So, here are my top 5 picks for a Non-GMO, organic Halloween. Some of the following are not candy per se but they are sweet and taste fantastic!

NIBMOR – DAILY DOSE OF DARK CHOCOLATE

The biggest endorsement that I can give for NibMor’s daily dose of dark chocolate is this – I buy it all of the time. And believe me, if I am buying a product more than once, it has to be good. Read More »

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