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Deepak Chopra Hosts Important Discussion about Genetically-Modified Food at ABC Home

Deepak Chopra Hosts Important Discussion about Genetically-Modified Food at ABC Home

(From left to right: Andrew Kimbrell, Deepak Chopra, Gary Hirshberg) Last night at ABC Home in New York City, Deepak Chopra hosted a discussion about the dangers we face from genetically-modified food. On stage with Deepak were some of the organic industry’s leading players including: – Andrew Kimbrell, Executive Director of The Center for Food […]

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(From left to right: Andrew Kimbrell, Deepak Chopra, Gary Hirshberg)

Last night at ABC Home in New York City, Deepak Chopra hosted a discussion about the dangers we face from genetically-modified food.

On stage with Deepak were some of the organic industry’s leading players including:

Andrew Kimbrell, Executive Director of The Center for Food Safety. In my view, Andrew is the single most important person in the country when it comes to fighting against genetically-modified food. Read more »


BREAKING NEWS: The Center for Food Safety to File an Injunction Against USDA

BREAKING NEWS: The Center for Food Safety to File an Injunction Against USDA

Yesterday, at the 2011 Natural Products Expo West trade show in Anaheim, I spoke with Andrew Kimbrell, the Executive Director of The Center for Food Safety. He gave livingmaxwell exclusive breaking news that The Center for Food Safety will be filing an injunction against Monsanto and the USDA next week to stop the deregulation of […]

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Yesterday, at the 2011 Natural Products Expo West trade show in Anaheim, I spoke with Andrew Kimbrell, the Executive Director of The Center for Food Safety.

He gave livingmaxwell exclusive breaking news that The Center for Food Safety will be filing an injunction against Monsanto and the USDA next week to stop the deregulation of GE-alfalfa.

Andrew also talks about how the USDA has become a rogue government agency and why he believes Obama is worse than Bush when it comes to protecting organic.

This is a 9 minute video (much longer than I normally do) but it contained too much important information to cut anything out.


My Organic Coconut Water Conundrum

My Organic Coconut Water Conundrum

Coconut water is one of the most popular and fastest growing drinks on the market for one main reason — it tastes so good. Furthermore, it is touted as the best post-workout drink due to its large number of electrolytes. There always seems to be someone who is drinking it immediately after my yoga classes. […]

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Coconut water is one of the most popular and fastest growing drinks on the market for one main reason — it tastes so good.

Furthermore, it is touted as the best post-workout drink due to its large number of electrolytes. There always seems to be someone who is drinking it immediately after my yoga classes.

Yet, nearly every box of coconut water that you see people drinking from is not organic.

My Dilemma

Even though many organic food restaurants use young Thai coconuts, these coconuts are not organic. They are shipped in formaldehyde from Thailand in order prevent mold from growing on the outside of the fruit.

Furthermore, I have heard that they plant sugar into the ground where the coconut palm trees are grown in order to get a much sweeter taste. Read more »


Top 5 Organic Food Tips for Pregnant Women and New Mothers

Top 5 Organic Food Tips for Pregnant Women and New Mothers

Even though I do not have any children or a pregnant wife (or a wife, for that matter), I give a tremendous amount of thought as to how I would feed my kids. And given that many of my friends are now pregnant or already have young kids, it is interesting to observe how these […]

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Even though I do not have any children or a pregnant wife (or a wife, for that matter), I give a tremendous amount of thought as to how I would feed my kids.

And given that many of my friends are now pregnant or already have young kids, it is interesting to observe how these parents make decisions about food.

The one thing that I notice is that organic food becomes much more of a priority when children come into the picture.

For many people out there who are completely new to this area and don’t know where to begin, these are are my Top 5 Organic Food Tips for Pregnant Women and New Mothers.

1) Start Now — While You Are Pregnant This is the biggest mistake I see — women don’t start early enough.

I come across many mothers who are very enthusiastic and adamant about feeding their kids organic food. Read more »


Organic Valentine’s Day – Chocolate and Flower Ideas

Organic Valentine's Day - Chocolate and Flower Ideas

For organic food lovers, holidays definitely don’t mean a vacation from organic. So, with Valentine’s Day right around the corner, I have put together a few different organic options for both chocolate and flowers. CHOCOLATE Without question, my favorite place to get dessert in NYC is at One Lucky Duck. Whatever they make is outrageously […]

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For organic food lovers, holidays definitely don’t mean a vacation from organic. So, with Valentine’s Day right around the corner, I have put together a few different organic options for both chocolate and flowers.

CHOCOLATE

Without question, my favorite place to get dessert in NYC is at One Lucky Duck. Whatever they make is outrageously good and that includes anything chocolate-related. Read more »


Local vs. Organic: I Choose Organic – Here’s Why

Local vs. Organic: I Choose Organic - Here's Why

For several years, the local food movement has been gaining some serious momentum. Supermarkets are pushing locally-grown food and restaurants insert “local” into their menus as often as possible. I have a good friend of mine who proudly and constantly tells me that he is eating local food all of the time. When I hear […]

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For several years, the local food movement has been gaining some serious momentum. Supermarkets are pushing locally-grown food and restaurants insert “local” into their menus as often as possible.

I have a good friend of mine who proudly and constantly tells me that he is eating local food all of the time. When I hear this, I just kind of shake my head. Why do I have this reaction?

While this issue is very complicated and the circumstances of every single piece food is vastly different, there is a lot more to this than many people realize and “local” isn’t necessarily better.

Yes, local food means that it has traveled a lot less (within 150 miles seems to be the accepted range) than something that has been shipped across the country. Read more »


Organic Wine – Should We Lower Our Standards with Sulfites?

Organic Wine - Should We Lower Our Standards with Sulfites?

This morning I read a very well-written and interesting piece in the Los Angeles Times about what is going on in the organic wine world. For those who are unfamiliar with the details of organic wine, I wrote a blog post about this a while back. Essentially, naturally-occurring sulfites above a certain number are not […]

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This morning I read a very well-written and interesting piece in the Los Angeles Times about what is going on in the organic wine world.

For those who are unfamiliar with the details of organic wine, I wrote a blog post about this a while back. Essentially, naturally-occurring sulfites above a certain number are not allowed in USDA certified organic wine. Added sulfites are not allowed at all.

The Los Angeles Times discussed a movement going on that would allow sulfites to be added. Some organic wine producers want to be able to add sulfites because they think it would encourage more wine producers to grow more grapes organically, without the use of herbicides or pesticides. They also say that sulfites are important, given that wine is regularly shipped around the world and these sulfites are critical to help prevent the wine from going bad. Read more »