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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, […]

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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.

 


Extreme Couponing – A Very Disturbing Television Show

Extreme Couponing - A Very Disturbing Television Show

Last night, I got home late and put the television on. Since there is something wrong with my cable box (I keep forgetting to call Time Warner), it was on TLC and I could not change the channel. So, I found myself watching a show called Extreme Couponing. The camera follows very, very serious coupon […]

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Last night, I got home late and put the television on. Since there is something wrong with my cable box (I keep forgetting to call Time Warner), it was on TLC and I could not change the channel.

So, I found myself watching a show called Extreme Couponing. The camera follows very, very serious coupon collectors as they prepare for and go on a massive shopping trip to the supermarket.

Don’t think for one second that these individuals are casual coupon collectors. After all, there is a reason why TLC calls it Extreme Couponing.

They keep coupons in 3-ring binders, have elaborate filing systems, create spreadsheets of their shopping lists, bring full notebooks to the market, jump into dumpsters looking for coupons and steal coupon-laden newspapers from nearby foreclosed properties. Read more »


For Earth Day, the Importance of Organic Food Cannot be Underestimated

For Earth Day, the Importance of Organic Food Cannot be Underestimated

Earth Day, which is tomorrow, immediately brings to mind recycling, consuming less gasoline, driving a hybrid car or ways to conserve energy. Rarely, however, do people think about eating organic food as an essential component of saving our environment. A case in point is a former girlfriend of mine. She literally used to take home […]

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Earth Day, which is tomorrow, immediately brings to mind recycling, consuming less gasoline, driving a hybrid car or ways to conserve energy. Rarely, however, do people think about eating organic food as an essential component of saving our environment.

A case in point is a former girlfriend of mine. She literally used to take home empty bottles of beer from bars because she was so worried that they wouldn’t be recycled. Yet when it came time to eating organic food, it wasn’t a concern of hers at all.

The reality is this. Eating organic food is a statement that you care not only about yourself but also about the planet.

The Evidence

Conventionally-grown food uses a tremendous amount of pesticides on the crops. How much exactly? 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 […]

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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 »


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 »


A Very Important Lawsuit Against Monsanto to Protect Organic Farmers

A Very Important Lawsuit Against Monsanto to Protect Organic Farmers

As documented in the organic food movies Food, Inc. and The Future of Food, Monsanto uses its tremendous financial muscle to put the major squeeze on organic farmers. What is Monsanto doing exactly? Monsanto will go onto the properties of organic farmers, collect samples of the soil, detect that its GMO-seeds are in the soil […]

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As documented in the organic food movies Food, Inc. and The Future of Food, Monsanto uses its tremendous financial muscle to put the major squeeze on organic farmers. What is Monsanto doing exactly?

Monsanto will go onto the properties of organic farmers, collect samples of the soil, detect that its GMO-seeds are in the soil of the organic farmers, and then file lawsuits against these organic farmers.

The organic farmers have never purchased these patented seeds of Monsanto but the organic soil has been contaminated by these GMO-seeds from the wind, bees or some other method.

Nevertheless, Monsanto sues these organic farmers for patent infringement.

The chemical giant uses its massive financial leverage to force organic farmers to fight them in court (which most organic farmers cannot afford to do) or pay penalties and switch to buying Monsanto’s GMO-seeds.

These legal tactics have been used many times before and ruin lives of organic farmers, even though the farmers have done absolutely nothing wrong. Furthermore, many courts in the past have ruled in favor of Monsanto’s claims, which is absolutely absurd. 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.