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The FDA Temporarily Halts the Use of Arsenic for Chickens – Another Reason to Eat Organic

The FDA Temporarily Halts the Use of Arsenic for Chickens - Another Reason to Eat Organic

If you are not already eating organic, maybe this news will get you to switch over. I read on The Center for Food Safety’s website today that The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently announced some very shocking news. Alpharma, a division of the pharmaceutical company Pfizer, has agreed to temporarily stop selling its arsenic-containing […]

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If you are not already eating organic, maybe this news will get you to switch over.

I read on The Center for Food Safety’s website today that The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently announced some very shocking news. Alpharma, a division of the pharmaceutical company Pfizer, has agreed to temporarily stop selling its arsenic-containing product, 3-Nitro, for use in chicken, turkeys and swine.

The shocking part of it is that (a) I had no idea that chickens were being fed this toxic poison; and (b) that our government would allow this in the first place. Read more »


The Washington Times Op-Ed Piece Against Organic Food is Severely Misguided

The Washington Times Op-Ed Piece Against Organic Food is Severely Misguided

In case you didn’t see it, The Washington Times just ran an op-ed piece calling for a complete moratorium on organic food. While the subtitle of this op-ed piece is “A less-than-serious look at how old technology could kill us”, there is nothing that indicates that author David Mastio is joking about anything. If you […]

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In case you didn’t see it, The Washington Times just ran an op-ed piece calling for a complete moratorium on organic food.

While the subtitle of this op-ed piece is “A less-than-serious look at how old technology could kill us”, there is nothing that indicates that author David Mastio is joking about anything.

If you haven’t read the piece, I strongly suggest that you do. It is alarming. 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 »


I am Seeing Positive Signs of Food Safety in Organics

I am Seeing Positive Signs of Food Safety in Organics

Food safety is a topic on everyone’s mind these days. While organic food consumers do believe that organic is much safer than conventionally-grown food, our system is by no means fool-proof. This week I saw two positive pieces of news in regards to food safety, and I wanted to bring them to your attention. The […]

Food Safety Organic Regulation
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Food safety is a topic on everyone’s mind these days. While organic food consumers do believe that organic is much safer than conventionally-grown food, our system is by no means fool-proof.

This week I saw two positive pieces of news in regards to food safety, and I wanted to bring them to your attention.

The first one was that a certified organic food importer called OTC-USA, based in Ephrata, PA, has decided to start residue testing on all organic produce imported from the Southern Hemisphere. OTC-USA will be working with Environmental Micro Analysis, out of Woodland CA, to do the testing and the results are available upon request.

Why is this significant? Read more »


On Organic Food, “Obama is Worse than Bush”

On Organic Food, "Obama is Worse than Bush"

Andrew Kimbrell, Executive Director of The Center for Food Safety, is the leading person in the U.S. in the fight against genetically-modified food. Additionally, there is probably no individual in our country who can speak more accurately about the Obama administration’s stance on organic food than Andrew Kimbrell. As you will see in this video, […]

Organic Regulation President Obama The Center for Food Safety USDA Video
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Andrew Kimbrell, Executive Director of The Center for Food Safety, is the leading person in the U.S. in the fight against genetically-modified food. Additionally, there is probably no individual in our country who can speak more accurately about the Obama administration’s stance on organic food than Andrew Kimbrell.

As you will see in this video, which was shot recently at the 2011 Expo West trade show, the behavior of the USDA and the policies / appointments that President Obama is making are very, very unsettling.

The truth is this: We have a president in power who is not in the least bit interested in protecting organic food and is only concerned about promoting GMOs.

On this blog, I do not have a Republican or Democratic agenda. I have an organic food agenda.

 


A Fantastic Day of GMO Training with Jeffrey Smith from The Institute for Responsible Technology

A Fantastic Day of GMO Training with Jeffrey Smith from The Institute for Responsible Technology

As I have written about before, I believe that the most important person in this country fighting against GMOs is Andrew Kimbrell, the Executive Director of The Center for Food Safety (CFS). The CFS has single-handedly stopped many GMO crops from coming to market and is constantly taking the USDA and Monsanto to court in […]

Expo West GMO The Center for Food Safety
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As I have written about before, I believe that the most important person in this country fighting against GMOs is Andrew Kimbrell, the Executive Director of The Center for Food Safety (CFS).

The CFS has single-handedly stopped many GMO crops from coming to market and is constantly taking the USDA and Monsanto to court in order to protect organic food.

If there is a number two on this list, his name is probably Jeffrey Smith from The Institute for Responsible Technology. Read more »


The Impending National Advertising Campaign for Organic – Why It is So Crucial

The Impending National Advertising Campaign for Organic - Why It is So Crucial

When I attended the Deepak Chopra event at ABC Home on Friday night, I had an opportunity to ask a question that has been stirring in my mind ever since Expo West – Why isn’t there a national advertising/branding campaign for organic? From the numbers I saw at Expo West, the Florida orange juice industry […]

Beef Expo West Fish GMO Milk Organic Regulation President Obama The Center for Food Safety USDA
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When I attended the Deepak Chopra event at ABC Home on Friday night, I had an opportunity to ask a question that has been stirring in my mind ever since Expo West – Why isn’t there a national advertising/branding campaign for organic?

From the numbers I saw at Expo West, the Florida orange juice industry ($1.3b) spends $16m on advertising, the beef industry ($30b) spends $42m on advertising, and the milk industry ($27b) spends $10m on advertising.

Yet, the organic food industry ($25b) spends practically nothing. This makes no sense whatsoever. Read more »