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The Tragedy and Conflict in Hawaii: Super-Toxic Pesticides Sprayed Near Schools and Hospitals

The Tragedy and Conflict in Hawaii: Super-Toxic Pesticides Sprayed Near Schools and Hospitals

How would you feel if super-toxic pesticides, including chlorpyrifos, which studies have linked to neurological effects in children, were sprayed very close to schools and hospitals in your community? My guess is that you wouldn’t be too happy. Maybe “irate” is the correct word.

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How would you feel if super-toxic pesticides, including chlorpyrifos, which studies have linked to neurological effects in children, were sprayed very close to schools and hospitals in your community?

My guess is that you wouldn’t be too happy. Maybe “irate” is the correct word. Read more »


Will GMO-Labeling Ever Happen?

Will GMO-Labeling Ever Happen?

  Yes, will GMO-labeling ever happen throughout the U.S.? While I try to be as optimistic as possible and believe that it is a matter of when, not if, before GMO-labeling laws are put into place, here is the reality of what is going on.

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Yes, will GMO-labeling ever happen throughout the U.S.?

While I try to be as optimistic as possible and believe that it is a matter of when, not if, before GMO-labeling laws are put into place, here is the reality of what is going on. Read more »


GMO-Labeling Dinner and After-Party Fundraiser at Natural Products Expo East in Baltimore

GMO-Labeling Dinner and After-Party Fundraiser at Natural Products Expo East in Baltimore

With major food and chemical companies spending millions and millions of dollars to defeat GMO-labeling efforts in this country, my friend Vani Hari and I have decided to take action. Just as we did two years ago for Prop 37 in California and last year for I-522 in Washington, the two of us will be throwing a fundraiser […]

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With major food and chemical companies spending millions and millions of dollars to defeat GMO-labeling efforts in this country, my friend Vani Hari and I have decided to take action.

Just as we did two years ago for Prop 37 in California and last year for I-522 in Washington, the two of us will be throwing a fundraiser for Oregon and Colorado, two states that will be voting on GMO-labeling in the next few months. Read more »


TAKE ACTION: Don’t Let “Agent Orange” Crops be Approved

TAKE ACTION: Don't Let "Agent Orange" Crops be Approved

UPDATE AS OF 10/9/14: TODAY, THE EPA OFFICIALLY APPROVED “AGENT ORANGE” CORN AND SOY CROPS. UPDATE AS OF 9/17/14: TODAY, THE USDA OFFICIALLY APPROVED “AGENT ORANGE” CORN AND SOY CROPS. THE CENTER FOR FOOD SAFETY HAS ANNOUNCED THAT IT WILL TAKE LEGAL ACTION TO PREVENT COMMERCIALIZATION.  TO LEARN MORE, CLICK HERE. During the Vietnam War, the […]

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UPDATE AS OF 10/9/14: TODAY, THE EPA OFFICIALLY APPROVED “AGENT ORANGE” CORN AND SOY CROPS.

UPDATE AS OF 9/17/14: TODAY, THE USDA OFFICIALLY APPROVED “AGENT ORANGE” CORN AND SOY CROPS.

THE CENTER FOR FOOD SAFETY HAS ANNOUNCED THAT IT WILL TAKE LEGAL ACTION TO PREVENT COMMERCIALIZATION.  TO LEARN MORE, CLICK HERE.

During the Vietnam War, the U.S. used an incredibly lethal chemical called Agent Orange as part of its herbicidal warfare program.

It is estimated that 400,000 people were killed or maimed, and 500,000 children were born with birth defects as a result of spraying Agent Orange all over Vietnam. Read more »


Study: Organic has More Antioxidants, Much Fewer Pesticides, and Less Cadmium than Conventionally-Grown

Study: Organic has More Antioxidants, Much Fewer Pesticides, and Less Cadmium than Conventionally-Grown

The evidence as to why people should choose organic over conventional just keeps rolling in. In a brand new study just published by researchers at Newcastle University in England, it was found that organic fruits, vegetables, and grains contained higher levels of antioxidants and lower levels of pesticides compared to the same conventionally-grown food. Some details of the study […]

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The evidence as to why people should choose organic over conventional just keeps rolling in.

In a brand new study just published by researchers at Newcastle University in England, it was found that organic fruits, vegetables, and grains contained higher levels of antioxidants and lower levels of pesticides compared to the same conventionally-grown food.

Some details of the study include: Read more »


GMO-Bananas are Going Into Human Trials – Why This Won’t End Well

GMO-Bananas are Going Into Human Trials - Why This Won't End Well

I am not sure why it is but so many people, myself included, have an incredibly strong emotional attachment to bananas. This love for bananas extends to all parts of the world, and I saw this first-hand when I visited a banana plantation in Costa Rica. In fact, people who dedicate their life’s work to bananas are […]

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I am not sure why it is but so many people, myself included, have an incredibly strong emotional attachment to bananas.

This love for bananas extends to all parts of the world, and I saw this first-hand when I visited a banana plantation in Costa Rica. In fact, people who dedicate their life’s work to bananas are affectionately called bananeros.

So, when I heard the news that the world’s richest man and noted GMO-advocate, Bill Gates, is funding a human trial of genetically-modified bananas, I got absolutely sick to my stomach.

James Dale, Director of the Centre for Tropical Crops and Biocommodities at Queensland University of Technology in Australia, announced that the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation had donated close to $10M to finance this project and that human trials would take place over a six-week period in the U.S. Read more »


Wedderspoon Makes Fantastic and Innovative Honey Products, FREE Giveaway

Wedderspoon Makes Fantastic and Innovative Honey Products, FREE Giveaway

While it may be easy to name the top brands of pressed organic juice, coconut water, or breakfast cereal, the same cannot be said for honey. Honey is just not as visible, and many vendors of honey are small and local. That doesn’t mean, however, that excellent national brands don’t exist. They do. And without […]

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wedderspoon-organic-beechwood-honeyWhile it may be easy to name the top brands of pressed organic juice, coconut water, or breakfast cereal, the same cannot be said for honey.

Honey is just not as visible, and many vendors of honey are small and local.

That doesn’t mean, however, that excellent national brands don’t exist. They do.

And without question, one of the best is Wedderspoon.

I first discovered Wedderspoon in 2010 at Natural Products Expo East and gave the company my Best of Show Award for its Manuka honey.  Since that time, I have been keeping a close watch on the company as it has slowly launched a number of other very impressive honey-based products.

Yet, it is Wedderspoon’s Organic Beechwood Honey that has really caught my eye.

Aside from its light, distinct, and flavorful taste, this honey has some unusual characteristics. Read more »