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Hyatt Hotels Announces 3-Course Organic Children’s Menu Developed by Alice Waters

Hyatt Hotels Announces 3-Course Organic Children's Menu Developed by Alice Waters

I am now officially a huge Hyatt Hotels fan. The hotel chain has just announced that it will offer a three-course organic meal for children developed by organic food icon Alice Waters. Hyatt worked with Alice Waters, known for her culinary philosophy that maintains cooking should be based on the finest, freshest, seasonal ingredients that […]

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I am now officially a huge Hyatt Hotels fan.

The hotel chain has just announced that it will offer a three-course organic meal for children developed by organic food icon Alice Waters.

Hyatt worked with Alice Waters, known for her culinary philosophy that maintains cooking should be based on the finest, freshest, seasonal ingredients that are produced sustainably and locally, to develop a full organic meal offering including a salad, chicken entrée and a dessert. Read more »


How Much Poison Should We Feed Our Children Today?

How Much Poison Should We Feed Our Children Today?

Based on some things that I have been writing about lately and reading in the news, it got me thinking. There is complete acceptance, tolerance, and even encouragement in our country for people to eat conventionally-grown food, which has been sprayed with synthetic pesticides. And make no mistake about it. Food sprayed with these pesticides […]

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Based on some things that I have been writing about lately and reading in the news, it got me thinking.

There is complete acceptance, tolerance, and even encouragement in our country for people to eat conventionally-grown food, which has been sprayed with synthetic pesticides.

And make no mistake about it. Food sprayed with these pesticides is food sprayed with poison. Period.

If you drank enough of it, you would die.

Here are some troubling examples that should alarm people. Read more »


Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Changes its Position on Organic Food

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Changes its Position on Organic Food

Yesterday, I responded to a blog post that the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute put up on its site called “Are Organic Foods Better for You?“, and I heard back from them this morning. Dana-Farber’s post (which has since been modified – see picture of the original post below) said that “there is no scientific evidence that […]

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Yesterday, I responded to a blog post that the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute put up on its site called “Are Organic Foods Better for You?“, and I heard back from them this morning.

Dana-Farber’s post (which has since been modified – see picture of the original post below) said that “there is no scientific evidence that eating organic foods increases health benefits”.

Not only is this a false statement, but it insinuated that eating conventionally-grown, pesticide-laden foods is just the same as eating organic food. Furthermore, it goes against what the President’s Cancer Panel (PDF File) says – that we should eat foods that have been grown without the use of pesticides.

I lashed out at Dana-Farber and called the post “factually incorrect and morally reprehensible.”

A few hours ago, I got an email from Michael Buller, the Director of Creative & Editorial Services at Dana-Farber, who said the following: Read more »


The Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston Should Be Ashamed of Itself

The Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston Should Be Ashamed of Itself

(PLEASE NOTE: DANA-FARBER HAS SINCE REVISED THE BLOG POST THAT I DISCUSS HERE – TO SEE A PICTURE OF THE ORIGINAL POST, GO TO MY POST WRITTEN ON 7/17/12) A close friend of mine sent me a link to a post on the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute blog the other day, and reading it made me […]

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(PLEASE NOTE: DANA-FARBER HAS SINCE REVISED THE BLOG POST THAT I DISCUSS HERE – TO SEE A PICTURE OF THE ORIGINAL POST, GO TO MY POST WRITTEN ON 7/17/12)

A close friend of mine sent me a link to a post on the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute blog the other day, and reading it made me incredibly angry.

Having grown up in Boston and aware that Dana-Farber is one of the leading cancer hospitals in the world, I am fully aware that criticizing this renowned institution is pretty much heresy.

But I feel obligated to do it anyway because the blog post is factually incorrect and morally reprehensible.

The post is titled “Are Organic Foods Better For You?” and goes on to say that “there is no scientific evidence that eating organic foods increases health benefits.” This is completely and utterly false.

Here are a just a few examples:

– Research done at Washington State University found that organic strawberries had significantly higher antioxidant activity and concentrations of ascorbic acid and phenolic compounds.
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Organic Avenue in New York City Receives USDA Organic Certification

Organic Avenue in New York City Receives USDA Organic Certification

When I found out the other day that New York City-based Organic Avenue became USDA certified organic, I got pretty excited. (Yes, these things seem to excite me.) But why was I so happy? There are several reasons. – As far as I know, there is no other company in the U.S. that sells unprocessed, […]

Company Stories NYC Organic
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When I found out the other day that New York City-based Organic Avenue became USDA certified organic, I got pretty excited. (Yes, these things seem to excite me.) But why was I so happy?

There are several reasons.

– As far as I know, there is no other company in the U.S. that sells unprocessed, unpasteurized, pressed juice that is USDA certified organic. So, this is the first of its kind. Read more »


Cool Microgreens at the Union Square Greenmarket in NYC

Cool Microgreens at the Union Square Greenmarket in NYC

As you can tell from above, the Union Square Greenmarket in New York City is a pretty popular place. On Saturday, I walked through the market and found a bunch of interesting microgreens, some of which I bought and juiced with. Here are a few things that caught my attention.

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As you can tell from above, the Union Square Greenmarket in New York City is a pretty popular place.

On Saturday, I walked through the market and found a bunch of interesting microgreens, some of which I bought and juiced with. Here are a few things that caught my attention. Read more »


My Organic Dinner Last Night

My Organic Dinner Last Night

One of the reasons that I moved back to New York City a few years ago was because I knew I could have easy and quick access to a ton of fantastic organic restaurants. Yet, now that I am here, I find myself cooking at home more and more, and eating out less and less. […]

Getting Started with Organic NYC Organic Sea Vegetables
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One of the reasons that I moved back to New York City a few years ago was because I knew I could have easy and quick access to a ton of fantastic organic restaurants.

Yet, now that I am here, I find myself cooking at home more and more, and eating out less and less. Why is this?

Eating at home not only saves me money, but it gives me complete control over the foods that I eat and how my meal is prepared. Read more »