Top 5 Organic Products of Fancy Food Show 2018

Top 5 Organic Products of Fancy Food Show 2018

The Summer Fancy Food Show, put on by the Specialty Food Association, is always one of my favorite food shows of the year. Aside from the fact that it attracts vendors from all over the world, it also features an Incubation Village, where food incubators from around the country showcase some of their most interesting […]

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The Summer Fancy Food Show, put on by the Specialty Food Association, is always one of my favorite food shows of the year.

Aside from the fact that it attracts vendors from all over the world, it also features an Incubation Village, where food incubators from around the country showcase some of their most interesting brands. This gives invaluable exposure to young brands, many of whom would be unable to afford a booth on their own. Read more »


Once Upon a Farm and Nature’s Path Take a Stand for Kids on the Mexican Border

Once Upon a Farm and Nature's Path Take a Stand for Kids on the Mexican Border

In light of the heartbreaking tragedy taking place at the Mexican border, where kids have been separated from their parents, a few organic food companies have taken a stand. John Foraker, Co-Founder and CEO of Once Upon a Farm, who played the leading role in saving Ron Finley’s “Gangsta Garden” in South Central Los Angeles […]

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In light of the heartbreaking tragedy taking place at the Mexican border, where kids have been separated from their parents, a few organic food companies have taken a stand.

John Foraker, Co-Founder and CEO of Once Upon a Farm, who played the leading role in saving Ron Finley’s “Gangsta Garden” in South Central Los Angeles last year, wrote a letter on LinkedIn, challenging and calling out his fellow CEOs for staying quiet on this issue. Read more »


What You Can’t See May Be Greatly Impacting Your Family’s Health

What You Can't See May Be Greatly Impacting Your Family's Health

(This is a sponsored post from my partners at Intellipure. I have been using the company’s air filtration machines for well over a decade — many years before I started Living Maxwell.) — After having eaten close to 100% organic since 2001, I have come to realize one thing — food is only one part […]

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(This is a sponsored post from my partners at Intellipure. I have been using the company’s air filtration machines for well over a decade — many years before I started Living Maxwell.)

After having eaten close to 100% organic since 2001, I have come to realize one thing — food is only one part of the equation.

While I maintain that it is still a very important piece of the puzzle, it is certainly not the only one when it comes to good health. I would put your emotional well-being, the quality of water that you drink, the EMFs that you are exposed to and the air that you breathe all in the same conversation when it comes to optimizing personal wellness.

Yet, arguably, clean air may be the most important thing to address when it comes to your health. Why? Read more »


TAKE ACTION: Proposed GMO-Labeling Standards are Incredibly Deceptive, Confusing and An Insult to the American Consumer

TAKE ACTION: Proposed GMO-Labeling Standards are Incredibly Deceptive, Confusing and An Insult to the American

In the summer of 2016, President Obama signed an absolutely horrible GMO-labeling bill into existence. Two years later and with the proposed standards of this bill recently released to the public, we now see just how deceptive and confusing this piece of regulation is. Here are a few of the major points of the GMO-labeling […]

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In the summer of 2016, President Obama signed an absolutely horrible GMO-labeling bill into existence.

Two years later and with the proposed standards of this bill recently released to the public, we now see just how deceptive and confusing this piece of regulation is.

Here are a few of the major points of the GMO-labeling law, which is formally known as the National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard.

1) The standard defines “bioengineered” food as food “(A) that contains genetic material that has been modified through in vitro recombinant deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) techniques; and (B) for which the modification could not otherwise be obtained through conventional breeding or found in nature.”

First and foremost, a GMO-disclosure rule should make it clear and easy for consumers to know whether a food is genetically-modified or not.

The truth is that most people have no idea what “bioengineered” means, and using this seldom-used, scientific term is confusing to shoppers.

Replacing “GMO” or “genetically-modified” — terms that have been used by consumers for decades — with “bioengineered” is both disingenuous and deceptive. 

Second, the definition of “bioengineered” does not give us any clarity about whether the next generation of GMO technologies, such as gene-editing, synthetic biology and RNAi, will be covered under this rule. This is critically important.

2) Companies will have three options to disclose the presence of “bioengineered” foods – text, symbol or QR codes. QR codes are inherently discriminatory since nearly 100 million Americans do not have a smartphone.

The proposed bioengineered symbols with a smiley face, grass, a blue sky and sunshine — all of which are supposed to be neutral — give off the impression that “bioengineered” foods are healthy!

 

3) It is still uncertain if heavily processed, genetically-modified sugars, syrups and oils will require a label. Read more »


Why Organic Almonds? Because of the Super-Toxic Fumigant Propylene Oxide

Why Organic Almonds? Because of the Super-Toxic Fumigant Propylene Oxide

As more and more people are moving toward a plant-based diet and migrating away from animal products, organic cannot be forgotten in this equation. Unfortunately, I see far too many people who think that as long as it is plant-based, that is sufficient. It’s not. Case in point: almonds. In the early 2000s, there were a […]

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As more and more people are moving toward a plant-based diet and migrating away from animal products, organic cannot be forgotten in this equation.

Unfortunately, I see far too many people who think that as long as it is plant-based, that is sufficient. It’s not.

Case in point: almonds.

In the early 2000s, there were a few outbreaks of salmonella traced to raw almonds from California, a state where nearly 100% of America’s almonds are grown. As a result, the USDA implemented a rule that required all almonds grown in California to be pasteurized. This holds true for both organic and non-organic varieties. Read more »


MONDAY DEADLINE – Tell the EPA ‘No’ to the Super-Toxic Weedkiller Glyphosate (Monsanto’s RoundUp)

MONDAY DEADLINE - Tell the EPA 'No' to the Super-Toxic Weedkiller Glyphosate (Monsanto's RoundUp)

How can a super-toxic weedkiller — which is known to the State of California to cause cancer — be allowed to be sprayed on our nation’s food supply? It is an absolute outrage that our government is permitting this to happen, especially when the latest President’s Cancer Panel report said that 41% of Americans will […]

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How can a super-toxic weedkiller — which is known to the State of California to cause cancer — be allowed to be sprayed on our nation’s food supply?

It is an absolute outrage that our government is permitting this to happen, especially when the latest President’s Cancer Panel report said that 41% of Americans will get cancer and 21% of Americans will die from cancer.

Now is the time to tell our government ‘No’ to glyphosate, as it is considering to reapprove this toxic chemical for another 15 years.

We have until midnight on April 30th to let the EPA know that we want this chemical banned forever, and it is essential that everyone’s voice be heard. Read more »


For Earth Day 2018, Why We Should Ditch ‘Sustainable’ and Embrace ‘Regenerative’

For Earth Day 2018, Why We Should Ditch ‘Sustainable’ and Embrace ‘Regenerative’

As we celebrate Earth Day and examine how our activities are harming the planet, we rarely, if ever, analyze how our language might be impacting our ability to improve the world. Case in point is the word “sustainable” – a term widely used, and misunderstood, in environmental circles.

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As we celebrate Earth Day and examine how our activities are harming the planet, we rarely, if ever, analyze how our language might be impacting our ability to improve the world.

Case in point is the word “sustainable” – a term widely used, and misunderstood, in environmental circles. Read more »