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3 Reasons to Eat Organic Food for Your Health – Glyphosate, Atrazine, Chlorpyrifos

3 Reasons to Eat Organic Food for Your Health - Glyphosate, Atrazine, Chlorpyrifos

If you haven’t noticed by now, organic is under constant attack in the media for one simple reason — healthy, organic food has become a serious threat to the business model of Big Ag and their chemical-laden GMOs. That is why you will see pieces such as the recent Wall Street Journal op-ed The Organic Industry is […]

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If you haven’t noticed by now, organic is under constant attack in the media for one simple reason — healthy, organic food has become a serious threat to the business model of Big Ag and their chemical-laden GMOs.

That is why you will see pieces such as the recent Wall Street Journal op-ed The Organic Industry is Lying to You  and The Boston Globe’s article on agriculture which tells you to “learn to love” GMOs.

While critics will often say that organic is a waste of money and that the nutritional differences between organic and conventional are negligible, here are three reasons why you should completely dismiss their words — glyphosate, atrazine and chlorpyrifos. Read more »


Another Reason to Eat Organic – Lower Your Risk of Cancer by Up to 25%

Another Reason to Eat Organic – Lower Your Risk of Cancer by Up to 25%

In the latest President’s Cancer Panel report, it was found that 41% of Americans are going to get cancer and 21% of Americans are going to die from cancer. What makes these numbers even more sobering is that this data was from a decade ago, and I have heard doctors say that they now believe […]

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In the latest President’s Cancer Panel report, it was found that 41% of Americans are going to get cancer and 21% of Americans are going to die from cancer.

What makes these numbers even more sobering is that this data was from a decade ago, and I have heard doctors say that they now believe a minimum of 50% of the population will get cancer at some point in their lives.

Given how deeply cancer has permeated our society, it would seem to make sense that people should be doing whatever they can to avoid contracting this deadly disease.

And according to a recent study out of France, as reported in JAMA Internal Medicine, eating as much organic food as possible is an important strategy to accomplish this. Read more »


These Two GMO Experiments are Beyond Frightening

These Two GMO Experiments are Beyond Frightening

With the ag-biotech industry having made incredible progress brainwashing consumers and politicians into thinking that GMO foods are perfectly safe, the fact remains that no independent, long-term safety studies of these foods have ever been conducted on humans. And because the general public has been falsely convinced into believing that GMOs are safe and government […]

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With the ag-biotech industry having made incredible progress brainwashing consumers and politicians into thinking that GMO foods are perfectly safe, the fact remains that no independent, long-term safety studies of these foods have ever been conducted on humans.

And because the general public has been falsely convinced into believing that GMOs are safe and government oversight has been minimal, scientists are pushing genetic engineering into other areas that could spell potential disaster for our planet and our survival. Read more »


Foodstirs Becomes the First Nationally Distributed Organic Food Brand to Become Glyphosate Residue-Free Certified

Foodstirs Becomes the First Nationally Distributed Organic Food Brand to Become Glyphosate Residue-Free Certif

Most people recognize Foodstirs as the company that has completely transformed the organic baking category. But with its latest move, the company will soon be known as a true trailblazer throughout the entire organic industry. Foodstirs has become the first nationally distributed organic food brand — with its multi-ingredient food products being sold in natural and conventional […]

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Most people recognize Foodstirs as the company that has completely transformed the organic baking category.

But with its latest move, the company will soon be known as a true trailblazer throughout the entire organic industry.

Foodstirs has become the first nationally distributed organic food brand — with its multi-ingredient food products being sold in natural and conventional retail outlets, as well as Starbucks — to receive Glyphosate Residue-Free certification.

Glyphosate, the primary ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup, is the most widely used herbicide in the world, It is known to the State of California to cause cancer, and the World Health Organization declared that it is a probable human carcinogen, which means that it probably causes cancer. Read more »


TAKE ACTION: Proposed GMO-Labeling Standards are Incredibly Deceptive, Confusing and An Insult to the American Consumer

TAKE ACTION: Proposed GMO-Labeling Standards are Incredibly Deceptive, Confusing and An Insult to the American

In the summer of 2016, President Obama signed an absolutely horrible GMO-labeling bill into existence. Two years later and with the proposed standards of this bill recently released to the public, we now see just how deceptive and confusing this piece of regulation is. Here are a few of the major points of the GMO-labeling […]

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In the summer of 2016, President Obama signed an absolutely horrible GMO-labeling bill into existence.

Two years later and with the proposed standards of this bill recently released to the public, we now see just how deceptive and confusing this piece of regulation is.

Here are a few of the major points of the GMO-labeling law, which is formally known as the National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard.

1) The standard defines “bioengineered” food as food “(A) that contains genetic material that has been modified through in vitro recombinant deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) techniques; and (B) for which the modification could not otherwise be obtained through conventional breeding or found in nature.”

First and foremost, a GMO-disclosure rule should make it clear and easy for consumers to know whether a food is genetically-modified or not.

The truth is that most people have no idea what “bioengineered” means, and using this seldom-used, scientific term is confusing to shoppers.

Replacing “GMO” or “genetically-modified” — terms that have been used by consumers for decades — with “bioengineered” is both disingenuous and deceptive. 

Second, the definition of “bioengineered” does not give us any clarity about whether the next generation of GMO technologies, such as gene-editing, synthetic biology and RNAi, will be covered under this rule. This is critically important.

2) Companies will have three options to disclose the presence of “bioengineered” foods – text, symbol or QR codes. QR codes are inherently discriminatory since nearly 100 million Americans do not have a smartphone.

The proposed bioengineered symbols with a smiley face, grass, a blue sky and sunshine — all of which are supposed to be neutral — give off the impression that “bioengineered” foods are healthy!

 

3) It is still uncertain if heavily processed, genetically-modified sugars, syrups and oils will require a label. Read more »


Why Organic Almonds? Because of the Super-Toxic Fumigant Propylene Oxide

Why Organic Almonds? Because of the Super-Toxic Fumigant Propylene Oxide

As more and more people are moving toward a plant-based diet and migrating away from animal products, organic cannot be forgotten in this equation. Unfortunately, I see far too many people who think that as long as it is plant-based, that is sufficient. It’s not. Case in point: almonds. In the early 2000s, there were a […]

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As more and more people are moving toward a plant-based diet and migrating away from animal products, organic cannot be forgotten in this equation.

Unfortunately, I see far too many people who think that as long as it is plant-based, that is sufficient. It’s not.

Case in point: almonds.

In the early 2000s, there were a few outbreaks of salmonella traced to raw almonds from California, a state where nearly 100% of America’s almonds are grown. As a result, the USDA implemented a rule that required all almonds grown in California to be pasteurized. This holds true for both organic and non-organic varieties. Read more »


What’s Really in Bottled Water? You Don’t Want to Know

What's Really in Bottled Water? You Don't Want to Know

If you’re someone who is incredibly careful about the kind of food that you are putting into your body, I have some important news for you. That same care and concern must extend to the kind of water that you are drinking, particularly bottled water. Here’s why. Orb Media, a non-profit journalism organization, enlisted the […]

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If you’re someone who is incredibly careful about the kind of food that you are putting into your body, I have some important news for you.

That same care and concern must extend to the kind of water that you are drinking, particularly bottled water. Here’s why.

Orb Media, a non-profit journalism organization, enlisted the help of scientists to test the bottled water of 11 brands in nine different countries. What did they find? Read more »