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Positive News for Organics…..from Minnesota

Positive News for Organics.....from Minnesota

Last week, the organic movement got some very positive news from a Minnesota Courtroom. The Minnesota Court of Appeals ruled that chemicals that drift onto a neighboring organic farm is a form of trespassing. Why is this ruling so important? Let me explain the whole story…. Background Oluf and Debra Johnson are organic farmers in […]

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Last week, the organic movement got some very positive news from a Minnesota Courtroom.

The Minnesota Court of Appeals ruled that chemicals that drift onto a neighboring organic farm is a form of trespassing. Why is this ruling so important?

Let me explain the whole story….

Background

Oluf and Debra Johnson are organic farmers in Minnesota. In the past, a neighboring farm, Paynesville Farmers Union Cooperative Oil Company, sprayed chemicals on their own property on windy days that ended up on the farm of the Johnsons. Read more »


Why “The Unhealthy Truth” by Robyn O’Brien Needs to be Read by Every Single Parent

Why "The Unhealthy Truth" by Robyn O'Brien Needs to be Read by Every Single Parent

If you are a parent or you know someone who is parent, The Unhealthy Truth: One Mother’s Shocking Investigation into the Dangers of America’s Food Supply — and What Every Family Can Do to Protect Itself by Robyn O’Brien is a book that should be required reading. As a Wall Street research analyst and mother […]

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Unhealthy Truth

If you are a parent or you know someone who is parent, The Unhealthy Truth: One Mother’s Shocking Investigation into the Dangers of America’s Food Supply — and What Every Family Can Do to Protect Itself by Robyn O’Brien is a book that should be required reading.

As a Wall Street research analyst and mother of 4, Robyn O’Brien was a very unlikely candidate to become one of the country’s leading food safety advocates. But all of that changed when her youngest daughter had a severe violent reaction to the eggs that she had eaten.

From that day forward, Robyn O’Brien took it upon herself to learn about what was truly going on with our food. Needless to say, what she discovered was very, very unsettling. Read more »


Panel Discussion of Farmageddon and Why This Organic Food Movie Will be Very Influential

Panel Discussion of Farmageddon and Why This Organic Food Movie Will be Very Influential

A week ago I posted a trailer and review of the organic food movie Farmageddon, and last night I participated in a discussion of the movie at Jimmy’s No. 43 in New York City’s East Village. Also on the panel with me (from left to right) were Kristin Canty, the filmmaker of Farmageddon, Angela Davis […]

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A week ago I posted a trailer and review of the organic food movie Farmageddon, and last night I participated in a discussion of the movie at Jimmy’s No. 43 in New York City’s East Village.

Also on the panel with me (from left to right) were Kristin Canty, the filmmaker of Farmageddon, Angela Davis of Just Food and the Weston A. Price Foundation – Brooklyn chapter, and Sarma Melngailis, Owner of Pure Food and Wine Restaurant.

MAIN POINTS OF DISCUSSION

There were three main points that were discussed. Read more »


Why the USDA Didn’t Need to Give Approval for Genetically-Engineered Grass, Major Implications for Organic Consumers

Why the USDA Didn't Need to Give Approval for Genetically-Engineered Grass, Major Implications for Organic Con

For those who didn’t see the recent announcement, which shouldn’t be a surprise because our government conveniently released it on the Friday before the July 4th weekend, the USDA said that genetically-engineered grass did not have to go through the normal regulatory approval, like most GE-crops do, and could be grown without any oversight whatsoever. […]

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For those who didn’t see the recent announcement, which shouldn’t be a surprise because our government conveniently released it on the Friday before the July 4th weekend, the USDA said that genetically-engineered grass did not have to go through the normal regulatory approval, like most GE-crops do, and could be grown without any oversight whatsoever.

Yes, genetically-engineered bluegrass developed by Scotts will be coming soon to a lawn near you.

The first thing that popped into my mind, and I am sure that of many others as well, was “Why in the world do we need genetically-engineered grass? Could someone please explain this to me?” Read more »


The GMO Film Project is Raising Money on Kickstarter and is it ESSENTIAL That We Help Get This Movie Funded

The GMO Film Project is Raising Money on Kickstarter and is it ESSENTIAL That We Help Get This Movie Funded

When I saw the first few minutes of the trailer for the GMO Film Project, I said to myself “This is the real problem we have. A majority of the people in our country have absolutely no idea what GMOs are.” The GMO Film Project is attempting to address this issue by producing a documentary […]

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When I saw the first few minutes of the trailer for the GMO Film Project, I said to myself “This is the real problem we have. A majority of the people in our country have absolutely no idea what GMOs are.”

The GMO Film Project is attempting to address this issue by producing a documentary that will educate the masses on exactly what genetically-modified food is and showing that it is not too late take back control of our food system.

The people behind the GMO Film Project also produced the award-winning movie DIVE and have signed up organic industry figures such as Jeffrey Smith, the leading GMO authority in this country, and Robyn O’Brien, author of the spectacular book The Unhealthy Truth and founder of AllergyKids, to the film’s board of advisors. Read more »


The Obama Administration Continues to Betray Organics – USDA Set to Approve Drought Resistant GM-Corn

The Obama Administration Continues to Betray Organics - USDA Set to Approve Drought Resistant GM-Corn

The other day I got an email from The Center for Food Safety (CFS), and it contained some very disturbing news for organic consumers. The USDA is set to approve drought-resistant genetically-modified corn (MON 87460). Aside from the fact that it is genetically-modified, which I am adamantly against, the USDA is completely ignoring the environmental […]

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The other day I got an email from The Center for Food Safety (CFS), and it contained some very disturbing news for organic consumers.

The USDA is set to approve drought-resistant genetically-modified corn (MON 87460). Aside from the fact that it is genetically-modified, which I am adamantly against, the USDA is completely ignoring the environmental and socio-economic impacts of this corn.

According to the CFS, the USDA’s proposal:

* Fails to adequately consider and protect organic consumers Read more »


Charges of Corruption at the Organic Trade Association, My Take on the Matter

Charges of Corruption at the Organic Trade Association, My Take on the Matter

Over the last few days, there has been an incredible amount of drama surrounding the Organic Trade Association (OTA), the major lobbying group of the organic industry. A video was posted anonymously on YouTube (under the name OrganicSpies) that claims a huge conflict of interest on OTAs board is preventing the organization from fulfilling its […]

GMO Organic Regulation The Center for Food Safety
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Over the last few days, there has been an incredible amount of drama surrounding the Organic Trade Association (OTA), the major lobbying group of the organic industry.

A video was posted anonymously on YouTube (under the name OrganicSpies) that claims a huge conflict of interest on OTAs board is preventing the organization from fulfilling its unwavering support for organic. Read more »