Why Organic Food is a MUST for Men — Pesticides Have Been Linked to Lower Sperm Count and Quality

Why Organic Food is a MUST for Men -- Pesticides Have Been Linked to Lower Sperm Count and Quality

As someone who has eaten close to 100% organic since 2001, my personal experience is that women are more concerned than men about the quality of food they are putting into their bodies. While this is based on anecdotal evidence, there are a few data points to back this up. The Pew Research Center’s recent […]

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As someone who has eaten close to 100% organic since 2001, my personal experience is that women are more concerned than men about the quality of food they are putting into their bodies.

While this is based on anecdotal evidence, there are a few data points to back this up.

The Pew Research Center’s recent report called The New Food Fights: U.S. Public Divides Over Food Science concluded that women are more likely to care about GMOs than men.

According to Google Analytics, approximately 2/3rds of Living Maxwell readers – people reading about organic – are women. Read more »


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 »


HUGE NEWS: General Mills to Label GMOs, Becomes Second Major U.S. Food Company to Do So

HUGE NEWS: General Mills to Label GMOs, Becomes Second Major U.S. Food Company to Do So

Following in the footsteps of Campbell’s Soup, General Mills has just announced that it will label all GMOs in its products. In its press release, the company says that with Vermont’s GMO-labeling bill going into effect on July 1st, it wouldn’t make sense to label GMOs in its products just for that state. So, whatever […]

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Following in the footsteps of Campbell’s Soup, General Mills has just announced that it will label all GMOs in its products.

In its press release, the company says that with Vermont’s GMO-labeling bill going into effect on July 1st, it wouldn’t make sense to label GMOs in its products just for that state. So, whatever GMO-labeling requirements that Vermont will mandate, General Mills will put those same labels on its products for every state in the country. Read more »


TAKE ACTION: Tell the Senate to Reject the DARK Act, Call These Specific Senators

TAKE ACTION: Tell the Senate to Reject the DARK Act, Call These Specific Senators

UPDATED ON MARCH 16, 2016: The Senate voted but failed to pass the DARK Act, which is a huge victory for U.S. consumers. Expect this bill to resurface, however, after Easter. Big Food will definitely not be giving up, and we have not seen the last of the DARK Act, especially with Vermont’s GMO-labeling law going into effect […]

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UPDATED ON MARCH 16, 2016: The Senate voted but failed to pass the DARK Act, which is a huge victory for U.S. consumers.

Expect this bill to resurface, however, after Easter. Big Food will definitely not be giving up, and we have not seen the last of the DARK Act, especially with Vermont’s GMO-labeling law going into effect on July 1st.  

On Friday night, Senator Pat Roberts (R-KS) sponsored a new version of the House-approved “Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act”, an act widely known as the “Deny Americans the Right-to-Know Act (DARK Act)”, and submitted it to the Senate Agriculture committee. Read more »


Why We Should be Very Worried about GMO Contamination of Alfalfa

Why We Should be Very Worried about GMO Contamination of Alfalfa

Many people are under the impression that organic crops will just “always be there”. Meaning, we don’t have to worry, we’ll just go to the local farmers market or Whole Foods, they’ll always have organic. These people will figure out any potential problems. Yet, if you look behind the scenes and learn what is happening with alfalfa, […]

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Many people are under the impression that organic crops will just “always be there”.

Meaning, we don’t have to worry, we’ll just go to the local farmers market or Whole Foods, they’ll always have organic. These people will figure out any potential problems.

Yet, if you look behind the scenes and learn what is happening with alfalfa, a main source of feed for animals in the organic meat and dairy industries, you’ll quickly realize that the situation for organic is very dire. Read more »


WOW!! Campbell’s Announces that It Will Disclose GMOs, Breaking from its Peers

WOW!! Campbell's Announces that It Will Disclose GMOs, Breaking from its Peers

In a bombshell announcement last night, which was first reported in The New York Times, Campbell Soup Company has broken away from its peers and has decided that it will disclose all genetically-engineered ingredients in its products. CEO Denise Morrison announced to her company: “At Campbell, we are unleashing the power of our Purpose, Real food […]

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In a bombshell announcement last night, which was first reported in The New York Times, Campbell Soup Company has broken away from its peers and has decided that it will disclose all genetically-engineered ingredients in its products.

CEO Denise Morrison announced to her company:

“At Campbell, we are unleashing the power of our Purpose, Real food that matters for life’s moments. Our Purpose calls for us to acknowledge that consumers appreciate what goes into our food, and why—so they can feel good about the choices they make, for themselves and their loved ones.

Today, consistent with our Purpose, we announced our support for mandatory national labeling of products that may contain genetically modified organisms (GMO)”

Campbell has finally come to its senses and acknowledged that consumers have a right to know what they are eating.

On its website, Campbell explained this move. Highlights include: Read more »


A Very, Very Dangerous Precedent: FDA Approves Genetically-Engineered Salmon

A Very, Very Dangerous Precedent: FDA Approves Genetically-Engineered Salmon

Just a few hours ago, the FDA declared that GE-salmon is as safe to eat as non-GE salmon and has given its approval for it to be sold to consumers. Despite the fact that: – Over 400,000 comments were submitted demanding that genetically-engineered salmon be rejected. – More than 300 environmental, consumer, health and animal welfare organizations, […]

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Just a few hours ago, the FDA declared that GE-salmon is as safe to eat as non-GE salmon and has given its approval for it to be sold to consumers.

Despite the fact that:

– Over 400,000 comments were submitted demanding that genetically-engineered salmon be rejected.

– More than 300 environmental, consumer, health and animal welfare organizations, salmon and fishing groups and associations, food companies, chefs, and restaurants filed joint statements with the FDA opposing approval.

– More than 40 members of the U.S. Congress have repeatedly urged the FDA to conduct more rigorous reviews of environmental and health safety, and halt any approval process until concerns over risks, transparency and oversight have been fully satisfied.

……….the FDA refused to listen to consumer opinion and environmental concerns, and it completely placated the well-funded biotech industry.

Not only is this the first GE-fish approved, but it is the first GE-animal approved for human consumption. (This “FrankenFish” is injected with a gene from the Pacific Chinook salmon and can reach adult size in 16 to 18 months instead of 30 months for normal Atlantic salmon.) Read more »