Gallup Poll: 45% of Americans Seek Out Organic Food, Other Fascinating Data

Written by Max Goldberg on August 16, 2014. Follow Max on Twitter: @livingmaxwell.

Fresh organic farmers market fruit and vegetable on display

Having been entrenched in the industry for several years now, I am quite aware of how popular organic food is in this country.

Yet, the results of a new poll recently released by Gallup even surprised me. Read More »

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Scientist Neil deGrasse Tyson Tries to Bully Us Into Thinking GMOs are Safe to Eat, My Response

Written by Max Goldberg on August 12, 2014. Follow Max on Twitter: @livingmaxwell.

I have been contacted by numerous people over the past week about Neil deGrasse Tyson’s rant on genetically-modified food, asking me what I thought of it.

Because this famed scientist raises his voice and appears completely annoyed by the question – most likely because he is asked it all of the time – don’t be fooled or intimidated into thinking that GMOs are safe to eat. They’re not. Read More »

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Is “Local” the Same Thing as “Organic”?

Written by Max Goldberg on July 20, 2014. Follow Max on Twitter: @livingmaxwell.

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If you are slightly confused about what the difference is between “organic” and “local”, you are not alone.

In a recent study of U.S. and Canadian consumers, which was just published in the International Food and Agribusiness Management Review, it was reported: Read More »

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VIDEO: President Hillary Clinton Would be a Nightmare for Organic

Written by Max Goldberg on July 18, 2014. Follow Max on Twitter: @livingmaxwell.
(Courtesy of Biography.com)

(Courtesy of Biography.com)

Let me first state that I have neither a Democratic agenda nor a Republican agenda.

I have an organic agenda.

So, whomever is in the White House matters a great deal because of the support, or lack of support, that our president will give to the organic industry.

Despite his campaign promise in 2007 to label GMOs, President Obama has failed to live up to this pledge and has betrayed organic advocates from the very beginning.

Andrew Kimbrell, Executive Director of The Center for Food Safety, has even said that “Obama is worse than Bush” when it comes to organic. Read More »

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Study: Organic has More Antioxidants, Much Fewer Pesticides, and Less Cadmium than Conventionally-Grown

Written by Max Goldberg on July 13, 2014. Follow Max on Twitter: @livingmaxwell.

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The evidence as to why people should choose organic over conventional just keeps rolling in.

In a brand new study just published by researchers at Newcastle University in England, it was found that organic fruits, vegetables, and grains contained higher levels of antioxidants and lower levels of pesticides compared to the same conventionally-grown food.

Some details of the study include: Read More »

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Another Reason to Eat Organic – Decrease Pesticide Exposure by 90%

Written by Max Goldberg on May 18, 2014. Follow Max on Twitter: @livingmaxwell.

Catering food at a wedding party - a series of RESTAURANT images.

Here are a few things that we know.

1) In its pioneering testing several years ago, the Environmental Working Group (EWG) identified up to 493 chemicals in Americans of all ages, including 287 industrial chemical pollutants found in the cord blood of 10 babies born in 2004.

So, from the time we are in the womb of our mother, our body is flooded with synthetic toxins.

2) Even though this EWG data was collected a decade ago, not much has changed since then, in terms of our exposure to chemicals. Read More »

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MUST-SHARE Video: The Organic Industry Rolls out its First Advertising Campaign – The Natural Effect

Written by Max Goldberg on February 13, 2014. Follow Max on Twitter: @livingmaxwell.

(When I come across a meaningful video, I’ll usually write MUST-WATCH.  Please read below why I wrote MUST-SHARE.)

A very, very important advertising campaign called Only Organic has recently been launched by Organic Voices, a non-profit backed by some of the biggest names in the industry including Stonyfield, Nature’s Path, Annie’s and many others.

While educated organic consumers will watch this video and get a laugh, the reality is that this is no laughing matter. Why? Read More »

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