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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 »


Right2Know March Ends in Washington DC and Marks the Official Beginning of a Big Movement

Right2Know March Ends in Washington DC and Marks the Official Beginning of a Big Movement

Over the last few weeks, a group of about 50 people walked from New York City to Washington demanding that our government label genetically-modified food. Throughout the march, many other people joined at different stages/cities and yesterday culminated in an official protest just steps outside of the White House. Many luminaries and well-known voices in […]

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Over the last few weeks, a group of about 50 people walked from New York City to Washington demanding that our government label genetically-modified food.

Throughout the march, many other people joined at different stages/cities and yesterday culminated in an official protest just steps outside of the White House.

Many luminaries and well-known voices in the organic movement were in Washington for the finale including Maria Rodale, whose grandfather, J.I. Rodale, started the organic movement in the U.S. in the 1940s, and Vandana Shiva (below), one of the world’s leading environmentalists and an absolute hero in India. Read more »


RARE VIDEO: Obama Promised to Label GMOs While on Campaign Trail – Then Abandons Promise Once in Office

RARE VIDEO: Obama Promised to Label GMOs While on Campaign Trail - Then Abandons Promise Once in Office

If you’ve been following my blog over the past few months, you know that the Right2Know March is taking place right now. I was there for the kick-off, which started on October 1st in NYC and ends this Sunday in Washington, and I’ll be there for the finale as well. The objective of the Right2Know […]

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If you’ve been following my blog over the past few months, you know that the Right2Know March is taking place right now.

I was there for the kick-off, which started on October 1st in NYC and ends this Sunday in Washington, and I’ll be there for the finale as well.

The objective of the Right2Know March is to demand that our government label genetically-modified food.

More than 30 countries around the world label their genetically-modified food because they know that it is inherently different from non-genetically-modified and poses real health risks.

As Americans, we have the right to know what is in our food. Read more »


MAJOR NEWS: Legal Petition Filed with the FDA to Require GMOs be Labeled – PLEASE TAKE ACTION

MAJOR NEWS: Legal Petition Filed with the FDA to Require GMOs be Labeled - PLEASE TAKE ACTION

This past Saturday, I found out about an incredibly important piece of news regarding the organic food industry when I attended the Right2Know March in Brooklyn. Andrew Kimbrell, the Executive Director of The Center for Food Safety, got on stage and announced that a petition was filed (PDF) with the FDA on behalf of hundreds […]

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This past Saturday, I found out about an incredibly important piece of news regarding the organic food industry when I attended the Right2Know March in Brooklyn.

Andrew Kimbrell, the Executive Director of The Center for Food Safety, got on stage and announced that a petition was filed (PDF) with the FDA on behalf of hundreds of organic food groups and companies that would require genetically-modified foods be labeled.

This petition is huge, huge news. Why? Read more »


A Great Trend for the Organic Industry – Kashi Faces a Class-Action Lawsuit for Using Hazardous Substances in its “All-Natural” Products

A Great Trend for the Organic Industry - Kashi Faces a Class-Action Lawsuit for Using Hazardous Substances in

Recently, I wrote about how ConAgra and its Wesson Oils division were facing a class action lawsuit because the company was claiming that its products were “all-natural” when, in fact, they contained genetically-modified ingredients, which are not “all-natural”. This is an incredibly important case and could set a massive precedent in the food industry regarding […]

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Recently, I wrote about how ConAgra and its Wesson Oils division were facing a class action lawsuit because the company was claiming that its products were “all-natural” when, in fact, they contained genetically-modified ingredients, which are not “all-natural”.

This is an incredibly important case and could set a massive precedent in the food industry regarding GMOs.

Well, the good news continues.

A new class action lawsuit has been filed, this time against Kashi and its parent company Kellogg’s. The reason?

Kashi’s GoLean and TLC products are marketed as “all-natural” and state that they contain “nothing artificial” when, in fact, they are “composed almost entirely of synthetic and unnaturally processed ingredients”, so says the lawsuit.

But wait, it gets worse. MUCH WORSE. Read more »


The $30 Million Propaganda War Begins

The $30 Million Propaganda War Begins

Get ready America. Starting this fall, you are about to see a massive propaganda war hitting all forms of multimedia. The Financial Times reported (free registration may be required) that a new organization called the US Farmers and Ranchers Alliance will be spending $30M a year to “clarify perceptions about how industrial farmers treat animals […]

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Get ready America.

Starting this fall, you are about to see a massive propaganda war hitting all forms of multimedia.

The Financial Times reported (free registration may be required) that a new organization called the US Farmers and Ranchers Alliance will be spending $30M a year to “clarify perceptions about how industrial farmers treat animals and and the impact of hormones and antibiotics on the food that they eat.”

In the article, Bob Stallman, president of the American Farm Bureau Federation, said that “consumers are confused. There is a huge knowledge gap out there and we want people to know that farmers and ranchers are committed to providing healthy choices.”

Unfortunately, the only huge knowledge gap is that more of America does not know about the incredible abuse going on at the Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs). Animals are treated in the worst imaginable conditions and are given antibiotics because farm (factory) owners know that the animals will get sick by walking around in their own feces all day. Read more »


A Very Special Screening of Farmageddon This Weekend in Nantucket to Benefit The Center for Food Safety

A Very Special Screening of Farmageddon This Weekend in Nantucket to Benefit The Center for Food Safety

As I have gotten older, my values have become much, much more clear. Along with my family and friends, there may be nothing more important to me than health. And to me, good health is synonymous with organic food. Unfortunately, however, we live in a country where organic food is incredibly marginalized and deemed not […]

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As I have gotten older, my values have become much, much more clear.

Along with my family and friends, there may be nothing more important to me than health. And to me, good health is synonymous with organic food.

Unfortunately, however, we live in a country where organic food is incredibly marginalized and deemed not that important by our leaders. Why is this?

Politicians and the regulatory bodies that they oversee, namely the USDA and FDA, are utterly beholden to Big Ag and do everything they can to placate them.

While countries such as France and the Philippines are feverishly promoting organic farming, President Obama and his policymakers are pushing a genetically-modified food agenda. Read more »