As we head into 2014, I see these organic foods becoming much more popular in the marketplace.
Here are my Top 5 Organic Food Trends for 2014.
NUT AND SEED MILKS
I can’t understand why no one has capitalized on this yet, but a huge gap in the market exists for nut/seed milks and smoothies. I predict that 2014 will be the year that some smart players take advantage of this opportunity.
These are drinks that I make all of the time at home but finding an organic one at a store is very, very difficult. Read More »
Here is a list of of my top 10 organic food moments from 2013, and these are both industry achievements and personal highlights.
1) Whole Foods announces that all GMOs in its stores will be labeled by 2018
Unwilling to wait for a federal labeling law, Whole Foods decided to take matters into its own hands and made this historic announcement in March of this year. The importance of this decision cannot be underestimated as it has already kickstarted an enormous shift in the non-GMO and organic supply chain.
Immediately after the company released this news to its vendors and to the media at Natural Products Expo West 2013 in Anaheim, I spoke with Co-CEO Walter Robb and President A.C. Gallo about the announcement.
Without question, this has to be the most important event of the year and its reverberations will be felt for decades to come. Read More »
This past weekend, I was on A Healthy You & Carol Alt on Fox News Channel. On last month’s show, Carol Alt and I discussed the health risks of GMOs and the lack of GMO-labeling in U.S.
In this most recent show, we talked about organic food. Two of the main topics that we covered were the superior nutrition that organic provides, and the difference between hybridized food (allowed in organic food) and genetically-engineered food (not allowed in organic). Read More »
If you know me or have read my bio, you might be aware that I have had some addiction issues in the past.
Fortunately, those problems are behind me, and I have stayed on a positive path for many years now. One of the things that I attribute to my being to able avoid negative influences in my life has been my will power. Read More »
Last week, I attended the 2013 Fancy Food Show in NYC, North America’s largest specialty food and beverage event. With 180,000 products from 2,400 vendors, there was a tremendous amount to see.
Here are my Top 5 Organic Products from the 2013 Fancy Food Show, and look for them at a supermarket near you sometime this year.
BBERRI BLUEBERRY-MAQUI BERRY JUICE
Maqui berry powder is starting to gain significant traction in the marketplace because of its very high level of antioxidants.
Seeking to capitalize on the growing interest of this powerful berry from South America, a Chilean company called Bberri has introduced an organic blueberry-maqui berry juice, a product that I have never seen before. Read More »