TAKE ACTION: Tell President Obama, USDA to Stop Undermining Organics

Written by Max Goldberg on August 3, 2014. Follow Max on Twitter: @livingmaxwell.

saveorganicpetitionDespite the fact that organic is more popular than ever and companies such as Walmart and Target are significantly boosting their offerings, one would think that support for organic in Washington, D.C. would be growing as well.

Sadly, that is not the case.

Not only is support for organic not growing, the Obama administration and his USDA are doing everything they can to weaken organic standards and dismantle the authority of the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB), an independent, 15-member advisory board which helps to oversee the industry and make important recommendations.

THE SUNSET RULE

One of the most important policies that we have in organic is something called The Sunset Rule.  What this means is the following. Read More »

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The Organic Food and Pressed Juice Scene in Nantucket

Written by Max Goldberg on July 30, 2014. Follow Max on Twitter: @livingmaxwell.

Recently, I spent time in Nantucket, an island off of Cape Cod in Massachusetts, and was thrilled to have access to plenty of great organic food and juice.

Below is a recap of Nantucket’s offerings for organic restaurants, pressed organic juice, organic farms, and organic markets.

THE GREEN

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As the only organic restaurant on Nantucket, I had lunch at The Green quite a bit. They sell great burritos, bowls, smoothies, juices, and breakfast items. Read More »

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Two of My Favorite Emerging Beverage Brands – Rawpothecary and LuliTonix

Written by Max Goldberg on July 26, 2014. Follow Max on Twitter: @livingmaxwell.

Unless you live in the New York area and are immersed in the health and wellness world, there is a decent chance that you’ve never heard of Rawpothecary or LuliTonix.

But that won’t be the case for long, as I expect both of these brands to become very recognizable, national players within a matter of time.

Having closely watched Rawpothecary and LuliTonix over the past year, I not only love what they’re putting on the shelves, but the women behind each of these NYC-based companies are two of the hardest-working entrepreneurs I’ve come across.

RAWPOTHECARY

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A few years ago, founder Stephanie Walczak had a close friend that was poisoned so badly from pesticides that he was literally on his death bed.  With conventional medicine completely failing him and few alternatives left, Stephanie, a graduate of the Institute of Integrative Nutrition and The Natural Gourmet Institute, got into the kitchen and worked her magic with the Vitamix, making sure he got fed super-nutritious blended drinks. 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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Suja Rolls Out a Fantastic Line of Bottled Teas

Written by Max Goldberg on July 10, 2014. Follow Max on Twitter: @livingmaxwell.

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If you think that Suja, which was recently named by Forbes as the #3 Most Promising Company in the U.S., is content to just sit on its hands and enjoy its current success, think again.

In a bold and very savvy move, the company has made a departure from its pressed juices and smoothies to launch four HPP (high pressure processing) bottled teas including: Read More »

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