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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.


The Economist Magazine is Wrong – Organic Food Can Feed the World

The Economist Magazine is Wrong - Organic Food Can Feed the World

The Economist magazine recently did a special report on the The Future of Food. I would characterize it as despicable, not surprising and shocking all at once. There are many different sections in the report and it is worth a read. Organic food isn’t even considered as an option for feeding the world. The solution […]

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The Economist magazine recently did a special report on the The Future of Food. I would characterize it as despicable, not surprising and shocking all at once. There are many different sections in the report and it is worth a read.

Organic food isn’t even considered as an option for feeding the world. The solution they propose is to boost yields through better genetically-modified seeds and to put more animals into restrictive cages so that they can grow faster.

This is the main problem we have in the organic industry. The media pounds on us that this is the only solution to feeding everyone. I hear it all the time.

What people need to understand, however, is that this is a completely flawed argument. Do not believe the hype for one second. Read more »


The USDA Takes Illegal Action (Again) That Will Greatly Harm the Organic Industry

The USDA Takes Illegal Action (Again) That Will Greatly Harm the Organic Industry

The evidence just keeps rolling in that the USDA and the Obama administration are firmly against organic food. And for someone who is so passionate about organics and understands its importance to good health, it is getting very, very hard to take. U.S. District Judge Jeffrey White recently banned the USDA from allowing genetically-engineered sugar […]

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The evidence just keeps rolling in that the USDA and the Obama administration are firmly against organic food. And for someone who is so passionate about organics and understands its importance to good health, it is getting very, very hard to take.

U.S. District Judge Jeffrey White recently banned the USDA from allowing genetically-engineered sugar beets to be planted until a complete Environment Impact Study (EIS) has been completed. The objective of this study is to prove whether or not GE-sugar beets will harm the environment and impact/contaminate local organic and non-GE growers. (More than half of the nation’s granulated sugar comes from GE-sugar beets — the rest comes from sugar cane.)

Of course, we know that the GE-sugar beets will do both. GE-seeds have already created many problems with superweeds, and the toxic chemicals that get sprayed on the GE-seeds pollute our precious water supply. Read more »


Have We Been Misled? 5 Organic Foods That Should Make You Think Twice

Have We Been Misled? 5 Organic Foods That Should Make You Think Twice

I spend an inordinate amount of time learning about the healthiest and newest organic food products available. Through my research at the various trade shows (Natural Products Expo East and Natural Products Expo West are my two favorites), talking to industry contacts, roaming supermarket aisles, speaking with as many well-informed food people as I can […]

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I spend an inordinate amount of time learning about the healthiest and newest organic food products available. Through my research at the various trade shows (Natural Products Expo East and Natural Products Expo West are my two favorites), talking to industry contacts, roaming supermarket aisles, speaking with as many well-informed food people as I can and reading books, I have come to the following conclusion:

You can take almost any food in the world and some health expert will have something good to say about it while a different health expert will have something bad to say about it.

So, what I do is educate myself as much as I can and then make my own decision about whether I should be eating it or not.

The following five organic foods seem to be the most controversial. While books could be written on all of the foods below and by no means am I covering all of the pros/cons of each, I will try to highlight the most salient points. Read more »


California State Assemblyman Jared Huffman – A Name You Need to Know

California State Assemblyman Jared Huffman - A Name You Need to Know

Finally, we have a politician who is tired of all the shenanigans going on at the FDA and USDA, and he is taking action. His name is Jared Huffman, a California State Assemblyman representing the 6th District (Marin and Southern Sonoma Counties). Based on everything I have been reading and despite the massive protests against […]

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Finally, we have a politician who is tired of all the shenanigans going on at the FDA and USDA, and he is taking action. His name is Jared Huffman, a California State Assemblyman representing the 6th District (Marin and Southern Sonoma Counties).

Based on everything I have been reading and despite the massive protests against it, the FDA is getting ready to approve genetically-engineered salmon. In a previous post, I went into all of the reasons why this is absolute lunacy and even some federal agencies, such as The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), are adamantly against it.

Also, in case you haven’t noticed, President Obama has said not one word about this issue. This doesn’t surprise me in the least as he continues to prove how against organic food he is.

Assuming genetically-engineered salmon gets approved, the next fight looming is to require that this FrankenFish be labeled as genetically-modified. Right now, there is no law in the U.S. that says genetically-modified food must be labeled. Read more »


The Future of Food Documentary – Watch it For FREE Online

The Future of Food Documentary - Watch it For FREE Online

I just found out that there is a FREE online version of the very well-done documentary called The Future of Food, and I wanted to pass this information along ASAP. If you have never seen this movie, please watch it as it is extremely important. It gives a very detailed review of how GMO-food evolved […]

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I just found out that there is a FREE online version of the very well-done documentary called The Future of Food, and I wanted to pass this information along ASAP.

If you have never seen this movie, please watch it as it is extremely important. It gives a very detailed review of how GMO-food evolved in our country and the tremendous danger that it presents to consumers, farmers and our entire planet.

As I have said many times before, the argument that GMO-food is the only way to feed the world is one of the most flawed arguments that I have ever heard. This is propaganda that the biotech industry and BigAg wants us to believe but is simply not true.

Three things in the movie that I want to point out: Read more »