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Consumer Reports Vindicates Dr. Oz, Says Conventional Apple Juice Contains Very High Levels of Arsensic – Make Sure You Buy Organic

Consumer Reports Vindicates Dr. Oz, Says Conventional Apple Juice Contains Very High Levels of Arsensic - Make

A few months ago I reported on a study that Dr. Oz did where he found excessive levels of arsenic in non-organic apple juice. Needless to say, it got a lot of national media attention, and much of it was not positive. In fact, ABC News’ Health and Medical Editor Dr. Richard Besser, a former […]

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A few months ago I reported on a study that Dr. Oz did where he found excessive levels of arsenic in non-organic apple juice.

Needless to say, it got a lot of national media attention, and much of it was not positive.

In fact, ABC News’ Health and Medical Editor Dr. Richard Besser, a former classmate of Dr. Oz, called his report “fearmongering”.

This is nothing but standard operating procedure for organizations that make money from Big Ag and major consumer packaged goods companies (ABC sells A LOT of advertising to them).

Well, Consumer Reports just came out with their own report about arsenic in apple juice (PDF) and what did they find? Read more »


My Sincere Thanks to the Organic Food Industry and to My Readers

My Sincere Thanks to the Organic Food Industry and to My Readers

In terms of organic food, there is a lot to be grateful for this Thanksgiving. While every single participant in the organic food industry plays a critical role, I’d like to single out these three groups this year and express my sincere gratitude. Organic Farmers Is there anyone more important to the industry than organic […]

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In terms of organic food, there is a lot to be grateful for this Thanksgiving.

While every single participant in the organic food industry plays a critical role, I’d like to single out these three groups this year and express my sincere gratitude.

Organic Farmers Is there anyone more important to the industry than organic farmers?

These are the individuals who work brutally long hours, face the high costs and burdensome paperwork for USDA organic certification, and deal with unpredictable weather conditions, all to bring us the most nutritious food available. Read more »


The EPA Continues to Ignore the Danger of Atrazine, Which is Ruining Our Water Supply and Putting Our Health in Jeopardy

The EPA Continues to Ignore the Danger of Atrazine, Which is Ruining Our Water Supply and Putting Our Health i

One of the reasons that many of us purchase organic is because we don’t want to put food into our bodies that contains synthetic chemicals. Yet even though we may not eat conventionally-grown food ourselves, we still need to be very aware (and concerned) about what is going on in the non-organic world. Why? Because […]

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One of the reasons that many of us purchase organic is because we don’t want to put food into our bodies that contains synthetic chemicals.

Yet even though we may not eat conventionally-grown food ourselves, we still need to be very aware (and concerned) about what is going on in the non-organic world. Why?

Because the toxic chemicals that are sprayed on conventionally-grown food end up in the water supply.

And the EPA is not doing its job when it comes to protecting the integrity of our water.

WHAT IS ATRAZINE AND WHY YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT IT

One of the most widely used chemicals that gets sprayed on conventionally-grown food is Atrazine, a toxic weed killer.

According to 2008 data from the USDA Pesticide Data Program, Atrazine has been found in 94% of of our water supply. Read more »


The Risk of Buying Conventional Honey

The Risk of Buying Conventional Honey

For many of us who understand the importance of organic, we eat and buy organic food without thinking about it. We know that we don’t want to consume food that contains artificial growth hormones, synthetic pesticides or genetically-modified organisms (GMOs). We know that it is essential for us to purchase the highest quality food possible. […]

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For many of us who understand the importance of organic, we eat and buy organic food without thinking about it.

We know that we don’t want to consume food that contains artificial growth hormones, synthetic pesticides or genetically-modified organisms (GMOs).

We know that it is essential for us to purchase the highest quality food possible.

We know that food is medicine.

Yet, there are too many people out there who are just not that concerned about the food that goes into their bodies. They largely assume that since our government allows it on the shelf, it is safe.

Well, maybe the recent news will make them think otherwise. Read more »


Expert: U.S. Soil Has Much Higher Levels of Radiation from Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Disaster Than Previously Thought

Expert: U.S. Soil Has Much Higher Levels of Radiation from Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Disaster Than Previously

In the end, it is all about soil. Rich, nutrient-dense soil plays a huge role in the level of nutrition in food. Healthy soil = healthy food. (This assumes organic seeds, not genetically-modified seeds, of course.) There was some very grim news that I heard about recently, and it has to do with the quality […]

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In the end, it is all about soil.

Rich, nutrient-dense soil plays a huge role in the level of nutrition in food. Healthy soil = healthy food. (This assumes organic seeds, not genetically-modified seeds, of course.)

There was some very grim news that I heard about recently, and it has to do with the quality of our soil, as a result of the nuclear accident at Fukushima.

After the earthquake in Japan, scientists at UC-Berkeley (UCB) measured the radiation levels of soil in various parts of California. Read more »


The Cornucopia Institute Rates the Best and Worst Organic and Natural Cereals – How Does Your Favorite Brand Fare?

The Cornucopia Institute Rates the Best and Worst Organic and Natural Cereals - How Does Your Favorite Brand F

There is a big, big difference between organic cereal and all-natural cereal. Unfortunately, most consumers are not aware of this and have been influenced to think that “all-natural” is the healthier option. It isn’t. A great example of this is Kashi. Have you seen their commercials? Attractive people, exercising in the outdoors, talking about the […]

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There is a big, big difference between organic cereal and all-natural cereal.

Unfortunately, most consumers are not aware of this and have been influenced to think that “all-natural” is the healthier option.

It isn’t.

A great example of this is Kashi.

Have you seen their commercials? Attractive people, exercising in the outdoors, talking about the virtues of a healthy lifestyle.

Well, did you know that Kashi (Kellogg’s) is facing a class action lawsuit for using hazardous substances, prescription drugs, and by-products of uranium mining in a few of their “all-natural” products. Read more »


Our Tax Dollars are Now Being Used for Genetically-Engineered Salmon

Our Tax Dollars are Now Being Used for Genetically-Engineered Salmon

If you’ve been reading the news lately, you know that the Obama administration lost $535 million dollars on a loan to a failed solar panel company, Solyndra. While it is totally inexcusable that we can be wasting money like this, at least the cause – solar energy – was noble. The same cannot be said […]

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If you’ve been reading the news lately, you know that the Obama administration lost $535 million dollars on a loan to a failed solar panel company, Solyndra.

While it is totally inexcusable that we can be wasting money like this, at least the cause – solar energy – was noble. The same cannot be said for what the USDA just spent its money on.

The USDA recently announced a $500,000 grant to fund research for the development of genetically-engineered, sterile salmon. Read more »