In my Wednesdays at Whole Foods column last December, I wrote about how the company would be rolling out a very innovative produce rating system in 2014.
Well, the wait is over.
After three years of exhaustive research, planning, and collaboration with suppliers, scientists and issue experts, Responsibly Grown, as the program is officially known, was just announced this morning.
And my enthusiasm about this initiative back then has been echoed by many industry leaders today.
Responsibly Grown is a produce rating system that assesses growing practices that impact human health and the environment. Read More »
If you’ve been reading my recent emails to the Organic Food Industry group on LinkedIn or if you watched my video recapping the Top 5 Organic Food Products from Natural Products Expo East 2014, you probably noticed that I mentioned a company called .ORGANIC (“dotORGANIC”).
And if you’ve been a little confused by it, I completely understand why.
.ORGANIC is doing something that has never existed before – the company is offering organizations in the organic industry a .ORGANICdomain name. Read More »
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 »
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.