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World’s First Pressed Organic Juice Directory Launches, Coverage in Well+Good NYC

World's First Pressed Organic Juice Directory Launches, Coverage in Well+Good NYC

I am thrilled to announce that I have just launched the world’s first Pressed Organic Juice Directory. The site developed out of a personal need that was not being met in the marketplace. When I would travel, I wanted to know where I could find pressed organic juice, but locating these places was not an […]

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I am thrilled to announce that I have just launched the world’s first Pressed Organic Juice Directory.

The site developed out of a personal need that was not being met in the marketplace.

When I would travel, I wanted to know where I could find pressed organic juice, but locating these places was not an easy thing to do. And when I did my research online, the results were very incomplete. Some were organic, some weren’t. Some were using a centrifugal juicer, others were using a hydraulic press.

I knew exactly what I was looking for – pressed organic juice, the healthiest and best juice that a person can drink – but finding places that sold it was a quite a challenge. Read more »


Exclusive Interview with Whole Foods Co-CEO Walter Robb, President A.C. Gallo: “All GMOs will be Labeled in Our Stores by 2018”

Exclusive Interview with Whole Foods Co-CEO Walter Robb, President A.C. Gallo: "All GMOs will be Labeled in Ou

Yesterday at Natural Products Expo West, the biggest organic trade show of the year, Whole Foods made a HUGE announcement. The company said that by 2018, all products in its U.S. and Canadian stores must be labeled to indicate whether they contain genetically-modified organisms (GMOs). The importance of this announcement cannot be underestimated. Why?

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Yesterday at Natural Products Expo West, the biggest organic trade show of the year, Whole Foods made a HUGE announcement.

The company said that by 2018, all products in its U.S. and Canadian stores must be labeled to indicate whether they contain genetically-modified organisms (GMOs).

The importance of this announcement cannot be underestimated. Why? Read more »


CircleUp Raises Millions of Dollars for Organic Food Companies

CircleUp Raises Millions of Dollars for Organic Food Companies

  I interact with a countless number of early-stage, organic food companies and I can tell you one thing – running these businesses is not an easy task. Aside from the tight profit margins, increasing food costs, and extensive paperwork dealing with organic certification, raising investment dollars is a very challenging endeavor. These are not […]

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I interact with a countless number of early-stage, organic food companies and I can tell you one thing – running these businesses is not an easy task.

Aside from the tight profit margins, increasing food costs, and extensive paperwork dealing with organic certification, raising investment dollars is a very challenging endeavor.

These are not high-flying technology companies, which attract the lion’s share of angel investment money. Furthermore, most investors don’t understand the intricacies of consumer packaged goods (CPG) companies.

Fortunately, a San Francisco-based start-up called CircleUp is helping to address this fundraising problem. Read more »


Ironically, Health.com’s Article “27 Mistakes Healthy People Make” Contains a Serious Mistake

Ironically, Health.com's Article "27 Mistakes Healthy People Make" Contains a Serious Mistake

I got a message from a reader the other day on Facebook about a Health.com story that made her quite concerned. And rightly so. The article is titled “27 Mistakes Healthy People Make” and the #2 mistake was that “you always buy organic”. It starts off by saying “Buying organic is wise for certain foods, […]

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I got a message from a reader the other day on Facebook about a Health.com story that made her quite concerned. And rightly so.

The article is titled “27 Mistakes Healthy People Make” and the #2 mistake was that “you always buy organic”.

It starts off by saying “Buying organic is wise for certain foods, such as beef or strawberries, but it doesn’t make much difference for others, like avocados or eggs.”

It alarms me that a website with such a giant readership could mislead people so badly. To say that it doesn’t make much of a difference to buy conventional eggs versus organic eggs is simply preposterous. Read more »


Private Equity Firm Takes Control of Organic Avenue, Interview with New Owner

Private Equity Firm Takes Control of Organic Avenue, Interview with New Owner

Organic Avenue, one of the hottest organic concepts in the industry today, just announced that it has sold a controlling interest in the company to minority investor Weld North, a private equity fund founded by former Kaplan, Inc. CEO Jonathan Grayer in partnership with Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. (KKR).  Financial terms were not disclosed. […]

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Organic Avenue, one of the hottest organic concepts in the industry today, just announced that it has sold a controlling interest in the company to minority investor Weld North, a private equity fund founded by former Kaplan, Inc. CEO Jonathan Grayer in partnership with Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. (KKR).  Financial terms were not disclosed.

With the deal increasing Weld North’s stake to around 70%, management changes have come as well. Read more »


More Questions Surface About Possible Proposition 37 Fraud

More Questions Surface About Possible Proposition 37 Fraud

Several weeks ago, I wrote about possible Proposition 37 fraud. While I still believe that it will take a near miracle to overturn the November 6th decision, it doesn’t mean that I believe that the voting was completely clean. Furthermore, the final voting results are not over. Yesterday, further questions about possible Proposition 37 fraud […]

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Several weeks ago, I wrote about possible Proposition 37 fraud.

While I still believe that it will take a near miracle to overturn the November 6th decision, it doesn’t mean that I believe that the voting was completely clean. Furthermore, the final voting results are not over.

Yesterday, further questions about possible Proposition 37 fraud surfaced, in regards to “statistical anomolies” and “voting irregularities”.

Below is an email that I received from Dave Murphy at Food Democracy Now! and I thought that I would share it with you.

(Side Note: I know Dave Murphy personally, and both he and his organization are incredibly well-respected in the organic community.)

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While reports of election fraud have circulated on the Internet, at Food Democracy Now! we have been closely monitoring the results as they’ve come in and had not heard any credible reports of possible voting irregularities – until now. Read more »


An Update on the Naked Juice and Kashi Class Action Lawsuits

An Update on the Naked Juice and Kashi Class Action Lawsuits

For those who don’t know, both Naked Juice and Kashi are facing class action lawsuits. Naked Juice is being sued for using GMOs and synthetic substances in its “Non-GMO” and “All-Natural” products. To read more about this case, click HERE. Kashi is being sued for using hazardous substances, including uranium by-products, in its “All-Natural” products. […]

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For those who don’t know, both Naked Juice and Kashi are facing class action lawsuits.

Naked Juice is being sued for using GMOs and synthetic substances in its “Non-GMO” and “All-Natural” products. To read more about this case, click HERE.

Kashi is being sued for using hazardous substances, including uranium by-products, in its “All-Natural” products. To read more about this case, click HERE.

Since a lot of people have been asking for an update on these two cases, I decided to speak with Yve Golan, a lawyer who involved in both the Naked Juice and Kashi class action lawsuits, at the recent Natural Products Expo East trade show in Baltimore. Read more »