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President Obama Signs the Disastrous Federal GMO-Labeling Bill, Putting the Future of Organic in Danger

President Obama Signs the Disastrous Federal GMO-Labeling Bill, Putting the Future of Organic in Danger

(To follow my day-to-day organic food adventures, please be sure to add me on Snapchat: maxorganic) On late Friday afternoon, President Obama signed the sham Stabenow-Roberts GMO-Labeling bill (S. 764) which will allow, among many other things, companies to use QR codes instead of clear GMO labels on a food product’s packaging. This bill is […]

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On late Friday afternoon, President Obama signed the sham Stabenow-Roberts GMO-Labeling bill (S. 764) which will allow, among many other things, companies to use QR codes instead of clear GMO labels on a food product’s packaging.

This bill is so discriminatory and so poorly written that it potentially violates several amendments of the Constitution. Additionally, it puts the integrity of the organic seal in real jeopardy.

What is arguably the most troubling aspect of this bill is that while almost every single organic consumer organization fought this bill, the organic industry’s leading trade organization praised the bill and lobbied for it to pass.

Here are the key points to understand, in terms of analyzing the bill, what this means for the organic industry, and where we go from here. Read more »


TAKE ACTION: Tell President Obama to Veto This Sham GMO-Labeling Bill

TAKE ACTION: Tell President Obama to Veto This Sham GMO-Labeling Bill

(To follow my day-to-day organic food adventures, please be sure to add me on Snapchat: maxorganic) Last week, the Senate exhibited absolutely no shame whatsoever and passed the Stabenow-Roberts GMO-Labeling “Compromise” bill 63-30. As I have written about before, this bill is an absolute joke and a total affront to all American citizens. Why?

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Last week, the Senate exhibited absolutely no shame whatsoever and passed the Stabenow-Roberts GMO-Labeling “Compromise” bill 63-30.

As I have written about before, this bill is an absolute joke and a total affront to all American citizens. Why? Read more »


Dark Act 2.0 — A Punch in the Gut to the American People

Dark Act 2.0 -- A Punch in the Gut to the American People

(To follow my day-to-day organic food adventures, please be sure to add me on Snapchat: maxorganic) It was business as usual in Washington, D.C. yesterday, as we witnessed a truly sickening and reprehensible display of selling out the American consumer. Seeking to void Vermont’s GMO-labeling bill which goes into effect on July 1st, Senator Pat Roberts (R-KS) and Senator […]

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It was business as usual in Washington, D.C. yesterday, as we witnessed a truly sickening and reprehensible display of selling out the American consumer.

Seeking to void Vermont’s GMO-labeling bill which goes into effect on July 1st, Senator Pat Roberts (R-KS) and Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) agreed to a compromise — Dark Act 2.0 — that would make it illegal for states to label GMOs while simultaneously denying Americans the right to know what is in their food. Read more »


TIME SENSITIVE: Don’t Let the U.S. Senate Block Very Important Organic Animal Welfare Regulations

TIME SENSITIVE: Don't Let the U.S. Senate Block Very Important Organic Animal Welfare Regulations

(To follow my day-to-day organic food adventures, please be sure to follow me on Snapchat: maxorganic) Not only is organic not supported and protected as it should be in the U.S., but the truth is that organic is under constant attack. The most obvious example of this is that organic farms are under a constant […]

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Not only is organic not supported and protected as it should be in the U.S., but the truth is that organic is under constant attack.

The most obvious example of this is that organic farms are under a constant threat of contamination from nearby genetically-modified crops (GMOs) yet our government does nothing to protect these farms or farmers. Read more »


VIDEO: Gwyneth Paltrow Demonstrates Why QR Codes are an Unacceptable Alternative to GMO-Labels

VIDEO: Gwyneth Paltrow Demonstrates Why QR Codes are an Unacceptable Alternative to GMO-Labels

With Vermont’s GMO-labeling bill set to go into effect on July 1st, federal efforts to kill this bill — via the DARK Act — have still not died. The DARK Act, a federal bill which would make it illegal for states to label GMOs, was passed in the House last year but was narrowly defeated […]

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With Vermont’s GMO-labeling bill set to go into effect on July 1st, federal efforts to kill this bill — via the DARK Act — have still not died.

The DARK Act, a federal bill which would make it illegal for states to label GMOs, was passed in the House last year but was narrowly defeated in the Senate several weeks ago.

We know that Republicans absolutely do not want Vermont’s bill to go into effect and are still trying to push the DARK Act through the Senate. What is making more news as of late is that Senator Debbie Stabenow, an influential Democrat from Michigan who has taken $500,000 in donations from Monsanto, Dow, and Coca-Cola, wants the DARK Act to pass as well.

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TAKE ACTION: Tell the FDA “NO” to Genetically-Engineered Mosquitos in Florida

TAKE ACTION: Tell the FDA "NO" to Genetically-Engineered Mosquitos in Florida

With last year’s approval of genetically-engineered salmon, which is now being contested in court, the FDA continues to put our health at risk. This time, however, it is with mosquitos. The FDA is close to approving an experimental trial that would allow the release of millions of genetically-engineered mosquitos into the Florida Keys, the very […]

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(Photo courtesy of Center for Food Safety)

With last year’s approval of genetically-engineered salmon, which is now being contested in court, the FDA continues to put our health at risk.

This time, however, it is with mosquitos.

The FDA is close to approving an experimental trial that would allow the release of millions of genetically-engineered mosquitos into the Florida Keys, the very first time that this has happened in the U.S. Read more »


Another Reason to Buy Organic – Conventional Tea Contains Illegal and Highly Toxic Pesticides

Another Reason to Buy Organic - Conventional Tea Contains Illegal and Highly Toxic Pesticides

While we constantly hear about the tremendous health benefits of drinking tea, one thing that almost never gets mentioned in this message is just how critical it is to drink organic tea. In a recently released report called Tea Steeped in Toxics, the excellent non-profit Beyond Pesticides gives us an inside look at what is going on in […]

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While we constantly hear about the tremendous health benefits of drinking tea, one thing that almost never gets mentioned in this message is just how critical it is to drink organic tea.

In a recently released report called Tea Steeped in Toxics, the excellent non-profit Beyond Pesticides gives us an inside look at what is going on in the tea industry. Needless to say, what they uncover is very ugly and very scary. Read more »