Announcing a Freemium version! Get your FREE subscription to Organic Insider today!

Infected Salmon Eggs are Found in the Proposed GE-Salmon — Safety and Credibility are Now Major Issues

Infected Salmon Eggs are Found in the Proposed GE-Salmon -- Safety and Credibility are Now Major Issues

I have been writing about the genetically-engineered salmon issue for quite a while now, and last week I put up a story about how Congress held hearings for the first-time ever about this FrankenFish. As I mentioned in the post, it was a great step in raising awareness of this abhorrent technology and hopefully it […]

Environment FDA Fish Food Safety GMO Organic Regulation The Center for Food Safety
LivingMaxwell.com

I have been writing about the genetically-engineered salmon issue for quite a while now, and last week I put up a story about how Congress held hearings for the first-time ever about this FrankenFish.

As I mentioned in the post, it was a great step in raising awareness of this abhorrent technology and hopefully it will never get approved.

AquaBounty, the company that is trying to receive FDA approval for genetically-engineered salmon, has been telling the public that this “fish” is safe – safe for humans and safe for the environment, both of which is completely absurd in my opinion.

Now we have documentation that calls into serious question the credibility of AquaBounty and its willingness to tell the truth.

According to recently released documents (PDF file), AquaBounty’s research site in Canada was contaminated with a new strain of Infectious Salmon Anaemia (ISA), the deadly fish flu that is devastating fish stocks around the globe. Read more »


RARE VIDEO: Obama Promised to Label GMOs While on Campaign Trail – Then Abandons Promise Once in Office

RARE VIDEO: Obama Promised to Label GMOs While on Campaign Trail - Then Abandons Promise Once in Office

If you’ve been following my blog over the past few months, you know that the Right2Know March is taking place right now. I was there for the kick-off, which started on October 1st in NYC and ends this Sunday in Washington, and I’ll be there for the finale as well. The objective of the Right2Know […]

Beef GMO Health Organic Regulation President Obama
LivingMaxwell.com

If you’ve been following my blog over the past few months, you know that the Right2Know March is taking place right now.

I was there for the kick-off, which started on October 1st in NYC and ends this Sunday in Washington, and I’ll be there for the finale as well.

The objective of the Right2Know March is to demand that our government label genetically-modified food.

More than 30 countries around the world label their genetically-modified food because they know that it is inherently different from non-genetically-modified and poses real health risks.

As Americans, we have the right to know what is in our food. Read more »


A False Advertising Lawsuit Against ConAgra Could Cause Major Problems for Genetically-Modified Food Companies

A False Advertising Lawsuit Against ConAgra Could Cause Major Problems for Genetically-Modified Food Companies

Earlier this year, I wrote a post about the important differences between “natural” and “organic”, and that “natural” really means nothing since it doesn’t have any strict regulations like we have with “organic”. Making matters worse is that our government does absolutely nothing to crack down on the rampant abuse of the word “natural”. As […]

Class Action Lawsuits Food Safety GMO Health Organic Restaurants
LivingMaxwell.com

Earlier this year, I wrote a post about the important differences between “natural” and “organic”, and that “natural” really means nothing since it doesn’t have any strict regulations like we have with “organic”.

Making matters worse is that our government does absolutely nothing to crack down on the rampant abuse of the word “natural”.

As a result, major food companies aggressively push this marketing term onto consumers and try to coax them into thinking that “natural” means something healthy.

(Believe me, they are having tremendous success. People tell me all of the time that what they eat is “all-natural”, hoping to impress me. It doesn’t work.)

Well, this abuse might be coming to an end sometime very soon, and it is has nothing to do with the efforts of the people from the FTC, FDA or USDA.

It has everything to do with a major class-action litigation law firm, Milberg LLP, who sees the rights of consumers being violated by major corporate food companies.

THE LAWSUIT

Milberg LLP, a serious player when it comes to class action lawsuits, is suing ConAgra because it has been selling a line of Wesson Oils and advertising them as “100% Natural” on the labels. Read more »


The $30 Million Propaganda War Begins

The $30 Million Propaganda War Begins

Get ready America. Starting this fall, you are about to see a massive propaganda war hitting all forms of multimedia. The Financial Times reported (free registration may be required) that a new organization called the US Farmers and Ranchers Alliance will be spending $30M a year to “clarify perceptions about how industrial farmers treat animals […]

Beef Events GMO Health Movies Organic Pesticides USDA
LivingMaxwell.com

Get ready America.

Starting this fall, you are about to see a massive propaganda war hitting all forms of multimedia.

The Financial Times reported (free registration may be required) that a new organization called the US Farmers and Ranchers Alliance will be spending $30M a year to “clarify perceptions about how industrial farmers treat animals and and the impact of hormones and antibiotics on the food that they eat.”

In the article, Bob Stallman, president of the American Farm Bureau Federation, said that “consumers are confused. There is a huge knowledge gap out there and we want people to know that farmers and ranchers are committed to providing healthy choices.”

Unfortunately, the only huge knowledge gap is that more of America does not know about the incredible abuse going on at the Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs). Animals are treated in the worst imaginable conditions and are given antibiotics because farm (factory) owners know that the animals will get sick by walking around in their own feces all day. Read more »


A Very Special Screening of Farmageddon This Weekend in Nantucket to Benefit The Center for Food Safety

A Very Special Screening of Farmageddon This Weekend in Nantucket to Benefit The Center for Food Safety

As I have gotten older, my values have become much, much more clear. Along with my family and friends, there may be nothing more important to me than health. And to me, good health is synonymous with organic food. Unfortunately, however, we live in a country where organic food is incredibly marginalized and deemed not […]

Events GMO Organic Regulation President Obama The Center for Food Safety
LivingMaxwell.com

As I have gotten older, my values have become much, much more clear.

Along with my family and friends, there may be nothing more important to me than health. And to me, good health is synonymous with organic food.

Unfortunately, however, we live in a country where organic food is incredibly marginalized and deemed not that important by our leaders. Why is this?

Politicians and the regulatory bodies that they oversee, namely the USDA and FDA, are utterly beholden to Big Ag and do everything they can to placate them.

While countries such as France and the Philippines are feverishly promoting organic farming, President Obama and his policymakers are pushing a genetically-modified food agenda. Read more »


For the First Time Ever, Monsanto Will be Marketing its Products Directly to Consumers with Sweet Corn – Serious Implications

For the First Time Ever, Monsanto Will be Marketing its Products Directly to Consumers with Sweet Corn - Serio

Very soon we are going to need to take extra precaution that the sweet corn we are buying is organic. Even though genetically-modified corn is already for sale in the produce section, the entrance of Monsanto into the consumer market should raise serious red flags for organic advocates. Why? THE PROBLEMS 1) The corn that […]

GMO Pesticides The Center for Food Safety
LivingMaxwell.com

Very soon we are going to need to take extra precaution that the sweet corn we are buying is organic.

Even though genetically-modified corn is already for sale in the produce section, the entrance of Monsanto into the consumer market should raise serious red flags for organic advocates. Why?

THE PROBLEMS

1) The corn that Monsanto will be selling is Bt corn, which means that the seed/crop has an insecticidal toxin inserted into its genetic code and this insecticide gets released when insects ingest it. Read more »


The Philippines is Making Big Push for Organic Farming

The Philippines is Making Big Push for Organic Farming

A few weeks ago, I wrote a post about how the Minster of Agriculture in France wants the country to be 25% organic farming within four to five years. Well, I just learned that the Philippines wants to do even better. The Philippines is already at 20-25% organic farming and Agriculture Secretary Proseso Alcala is […]

GMO Organics Abroad
LivingMaxwell.com

A few weeks ago, I wrote a post about how the Minster of Agriculture in France wants the country to be 25% organic farming within four to five years.

Well, I just learned that the Philippines wants to do even better. The Philippines is already at 20-25% organic farming and Agriculture Secretary Proseso Alcala is pushing for an ever greater percentage.

THE MOTIVATION BEHIND ORGANIC

There are a few primary reasons that Secretary Alcala wants his country to grow more organic. Read more »