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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 »


Another Reason to Eat Organic – Decrease Pesticide Exposure by 90%

Another Reason to Eat Organic - Decrease Pesticide Exposure by 90%

Here are a few things that we know. 1) In its pioneering testing several years ago, the Environmental Working Group (EWG) identified up to 493 chemicals in Americans of all ages, including 287 industrial chemical pollutants found in the cord blood of 10 babies born in 2004. So, from the time we are in the womb […]

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Here are a few things that we know.

1) In its pioneering testing several years ago, the Environmental Working Group (EWG) identified up to 493 chemicals in Americans of all ages, including 287 industrial chemical pollutants found in the cord blood of 10 babies born in 2004.

So, from the time we are in the womb of our mother, our body is flooded with synthetic toxins.

2) Even though this EWG data was collected a decade ago, not much has changed since then, in terms of our exposure to chemicals. Read more »


NYT’s Mark Bittman Trashes Organic and Defends GMOs – My Response

NYT's Mark Bittman Trashes Organic and Defends GMOs - My Response

While organic food continues to explode in popularity and is increasingly becoming the food that everyone wants to eat – even Walmart and Target are boosting their organic options – the support for organic continues to erode at its most important levels. Our government is trying to decimate organic by chipping away at federal organic standards. Namely, the […]

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While organic food continues to explode in popularity and is increasingly becoming the food that everyone wants to eat – even Walmart and Target are boosting their organic options – the support for organic continues to erode at its most important levels.

Our government is trying to decimate organic by chipping away at federal organic standards. Namely, the USDA has undermined the intent of the National Organic Program by altering the incredibly important Sunset Rule, which would make it much easier for specially-approved synthetic ingredients to stay in organic much longer than they should.

Our President said in 2007 that he would label GMOs but has yet to do anything about this. GMOs pose an existential threat to organic, and the most powerful way to get people to stop eating this FrankenFood is to have GMOs labeled on the outside of food products. If people knew that they were eating foods that have been genetically-engineered, they would start asking questions, might avoid them altogether, and would be more inclined to eat organic.

And now we have the popular and influential food columnist of The New York Times, Mark Bittman, who, shockingly, has come out against organic and in defense of GMOs.

In his article Leave Organic Out of This, Bittman concludes that sustainable agriculture and healthier eating are the most important struggles in food, both of which have real validity.

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