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Video Review of iPhone App: True Food Shopping Guide

Video Review of iPhone App: True Food Shopping Guide

The Center for Food Safety, a fantastic non-profit organization that is a huge defender of organic food in this country, just released a really cool and useful iPhone App. It is called The True Food Shopping Guide. This will be of tremendous use to people in helping them become more educated about which foods/brands contain […]

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The Center for Food Safety, a fantastic non-profit organization that is a huge defender of organic food in this country, just released a really cool and useful iPhone App. It is called The True Food Shopping Guide.

This will be of tremendous use to people in helping them become more educated about which foods/brands contain genetically-modified foods and which ones don’t.

In this video review, I go over several key aspects of the app. Needless to say, I think it is phenomenal.

It can be downloaded for free on iTunes. If you don’t have an iPhone or Android, a free printed version can be found here.


Genetically-Modified Crops are Creating Big Problems

Genetically-Modified Crops are Creating Big Problems

For those who didn’t see it, there was an excellent piece in the New York Times the other day about Monsanto’s Roundup Ready crops. Monsanto created these genetically-modified crops called Roundup Ready. The claim was that pesticides (Roundup) would cause no harm to the crops but would kill all the pests and weeds surrounding the […]

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For those who didn’t see it, there was an excellent piece in the New York Times the other day about Monsanto’s Roundup Ready crops.

Monsanto created these genetically-modified crops called Roundup Ready. The claim was that pesticides (Roundup) would cause no harm to the crops but would kill all the pests and weeds surrounding the crops.

So, Monsanto not only sells seeds to farmers but they also sell farmers the pesticides.  If you think Monsanto is just a seed company, think again. It is a chemical company.

The claim that Monsanto made was that these bio-engineered crops would kill all the weeds and require minimum-till farming.

After many years, two things are happening.

1) Farmers sprayed so much Roundup that new super-weeds have emerged, which are uncontrollable and resistant to Roundup.  They are now combatting the problem with more herbicides, which increases the amount of chemicals they have to use.

2) Roundup was supposed to prevent minimum-till farming — good for the environment. However, with these new super-weeds growing, farmers are having to abandon minimum-till farming.  That means more fuel spent to get the soil ready.

The bottom line: These GMOs are not working.  They are creating more harm than good.

Is any of this a surprise? To me, not at all.  When you try to fight Mother Nature, you don’t win.


Food, Inc. Will Be on PBS Tonight at 9PM EST

Food, Inc. Will Be on PBS Tonight at 9PM EST

Tonight on PBS at 9PM EST, the movie Food, Inc. will be shown. For those people who have not seen it, the movie is an absolute must-watch. You will see many shocking things including: – How genetically-modified food is tearing up this country – How Monsanto’s hard-ball tactics wreak havoc on the lives of farmers […]

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Tonight on PBS at 9PM EST, the movie Food, Inc. will be shown.

For those people who have not seen it, the movie is an absolute must-watch. You will see many shocking things including:

– How genetically-modified food is tearing up this country

– How Monsanto’s hard-ball tactics wreak havoc on the lives of farmers who try to not use its products

– How our government allows dangerous chemicals to go into our food and puts greater importance on the agenda of powerful ag-businesses instead of the health of this country

– How the USDA permits animals to be treated in the most inhumanely way possible

This movie is a serious wake-up call as to what is really going on in our food system.

Based on what you see in Food, Inc., you will walk away pretty shocked.  And, hopefully, you’ll be outraged and inspired to get involved.

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On another note, I recently shot an interview with Joel Salatin, one of the stars of Food, Inc.  I hope to have it up next week.  He’s a super-nice guy who is doing some very important work down at his farm in Virginia.


Obama Appointment of Siddiqui to Agricultural Post is an Absolute Disaster for Organic Food Proponents

Obama Appointment of Siddiqui to Agricultural Post is an Absolute Disaster for Organic Food Proponents

You probably heard that over the weekend President Obama recess-appointed 15 people to different government posts in order to bypass Senate approval hearings.  What may have escaped you is that Islam Siddiqui was appointed as the Chief Agricultural Negotiator in the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative. If you care about organic food and the […]

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You probably heard that over the weekend President Obama recess-appointed 15 people to different government posts in order to bypass Senate approval hearings.  What may have escaped you is that Islam Siddiqui was appointed as the Chief Agricultural Negotiator in the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative.

If you care about organic food and the environment, this move should outrage you.

A lifelong pesticide lobbyist and GMO advocate, Siddiqui’s confirmation in the Senate was opposed by more than 80 environmental, small-farm and consumer groups.

Siddiqui is vice president of science and regulatory affairs at CropLife America, a trade group of biotech and pesticide companies, which is essentially a front organization for Monsanto.  CropLife has the proud distinction of many great accomplishments including fighting the initiatives of banning GMO food in California, claiming that pesticides positively impact endangered species, lobbying the Bush administration for human – and child – testing of pesticides and writing a letter to Michelle Obama urging her to use pesticides in the organic garden at the White House. Read more »