Recently, I saw the widely anticipated movie GMO OMG and walked away very, very impressed.
The film, about one family’s crusade to understand the disconcerting world of genetically-modified food, succeeds for two main reasons.
One, it does an excellent job of explaining the many aspects of GMOs (genetically-modified organisms) – what they are, the key arguments surrounding the GMO debate, uncovering how prevalent GMOs are in our society, detailing the serious health risks that they pose – in easy-to-understand terms. Read More »
Even though I have attended a countless number of meetings, seminars and conference calls for the labeling of genetically-engineered (GE) food, and have been involved with many marches, rallies, and fundraisers across the country, I had yet to attend an official GE-labeling political hearing — until the one held a few days ago in New York City.
And let me tell you, it was an eye-opener.
Ever since the narrow loss of last year’s Proposition 37, California’s GE-labeling ballot initiative, the momentum in the U.S. for the labeling of GE-food has never been stronger.
GE-labeling legislation is in various stages in 25 different states. Connecticut and Maine have passed GE-labeling bills, albeit with major provisional clauses, and the state of Washington will be voting on its own bill later this year. Read More »
Reflecting back on 2012, it was truly an amazing year and so much happened that I can hardly believe it.
More than anything, I am beyond grateful for the growing number of people who read what I have to say here. So, I thank each and every one of you for the time you spend on my site and on my social media pages.
In no particular order, here are my Top 5 Organic Food Moments of 2012.
COSTA RICA TRIP
The trip I took to Costa Rica in February was unforgettable. We went to EARTH University, learned how sustainable bananas are produced, saw the incredible work that the Whole Planet Foundation is doing down there, spent time on the coast at Puerto Viejo, and built a biodigester for a local family in need.
It may very well be the best moment since I started livingmaxwell a few years ago. Read More »
A brand new restaurant opened up in New York City called Hu Kitchen, and I am HUGE fan.
As Founder/CEO Jordan Brown explains in my interview above, Hu Kitchen represents “food for humans”, and the philosophy is about serving unprocessed, non-GMO food in a way that people have been eating for a long, long time.
Aside from the fact that it is just a short walk from where I live and work in NYC, there are several things that I love about Hu Kitchen.
1) The organic food is fresh and great tasting, and the diverse menu appeals to both vegetarians and non-vegetarians.
2) Hu Kitchen has something very unique and completely innovative called a Mashbar. Read More »