Eco-Friendly Fridays: Why Natura paint by Benjamin Moore is Something that Every Homeowner Should Consider

On the third Friday of every month, I have a column called Eco-Friendly Fridays. I started this column because I run across so many amazing organic, non-food items that I want my readers to know about.

When people think of having a non-toxic, green household, the first thing that generally comes to mind are cleaning supplies.

While the type of products that we use to clean our clothes, floors, and bathrooms are unquestionably important, the kind of paint that we put on our walls is equally as critical.

Maybe that is why the Natura line from Benjamin Moore, the company’s most environmentally friendly paint, has been such a big success and received such acclaim.

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Aside from being virtually odorless, Natura has zero VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds) and zero emissions. Additionally, it just got certified asthma & allergy friendly™ by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) and carries the Green Promise designation. Read more »


Organic is in Serious Danger – Here’s What You Need to Know

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I don’t want to be an alarmist and make things out to be worse than they are, but we are truly on the precipice of organic disappearing as we know it.

Why?

The very dangerous H.R. 1599 (also known as the DARK Act – the Deny Americans the Right to Know Act) just passed a House subcommittee and is expected to go to the House floor for a vote any day now. Representative Collin Peterson (D-MN), ranking member of the House Agriculture Committee, has said quite confidently that it will pass in the House and the only question is whether it passes in the Senate. Read more »


The Living Maxwell Show on Periscope: “Live” from the Whole Foods Market Holiday Bazaar in NYC

Last week, I attended the Whole Foods Market Holiday Bazaar here in NYC, and it was a fantastic afternoon!

The Bazaar was a preview of many of the holidays items that will be out later this year, and several of the company’s department heads were also in attendance.

I had the opportunity to interview Doug Bell, Global Wine Buyer, and Cathy Strange, Global Cheese Buyer, both of whom shared their industry insight, offered very useful advice about cheese and wine, and took questions “live” from viewers.

If you’re unfamiliar with Periscope or want to know how it works, I explain it all below.

Enjoy the video!

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The Living Maxwell Show on Periscope: Organic vs. Non-GMO — What’s the Difference?

One of the questions that I get a lot is: what is the difference between Organic and Non-GMO?

On The Living Maxwell Show on Periscope, I discussed this and also did a Q/A with viewers.

Each Living Maxwell Show on Periscope is 12 minutes long and will air on Mondays and Thursdays at 3PM EST.

Don’t miss another show and follow livingmaxwell on Periscope.

If you’re unfamiliar with this platform or want to know how it works, I explain it all below. Read more »


The Living Maxwell Show on Periscope – Top 5 Organic Food Products from the Fancy Food Show 2015

On Monday’s Living Maxwell Show on Periscope, I did something that I had never done before — I announced my Top 5 Organic Product Awards “live” from the Fancy Food Show 2015 in NYC.

This was the first time that I have ever announced my Top 5 Awards “live” from this or any other trade show, and it was so much fun. Expect this to be the norm for all future shows. Read more »


The Living Maxwell Show on Periscope – Stephanie Walczak, Founder of Rawpothecary

On Thursday’s Living Maxwell Show on Periscope, I interviewed Stephanie Walczak, the founder of pressed organic juice company Rawpothecary, from her offices in Brooklyn.

Stephanie Walczak talked about why she started the company, explained why her products are different from other juice companies, and gave me a in-depth review of several of her juices and seed milks.

Each Living Maxwell Show on Periscope is 12 minutes long and will air on Mondays and Thursdays at 3PM EST.

Don’t miss another show and follow livingmaxwell on Periscope.

If you’re unfamiliar with this platform or want to know how it works, I explain it all below.

WHAT IS PERISCOPE AND HOW CAN YOU WATCH?

Purchased earlier this year by Twitter, Periscope is an app that allows you to watch “live” broadcasts from all over the world on your phone, tablet, or computer. Read more »


The Living Maxwell Show on Periscope — The First-Ever “LIVE” Organic Food TV Show

I am thrilled to announce today that I am officially launching the first-ever “live” organic food TV show called The Living Maxwell Show on Periscope.

Each episode will be 12 minutes long and will air on Mondays and Thursdays at 3PM EST on Periscope.

WHAT IS PERISCOPE AND HOW CAN YOU WATCH?

Purchased earlier this year by Twitter, Periscope is an app that allows you to watch “live” broadcasts from all over the world on your phone, tablet, or computer. Read more »