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TAKE ACTION: Why Organic Consumers MUST Fight Against The Dangerous Trade Agreement called TPP

TAKE ACTION: Why Organic Consumers MUST Fight Against The Dangerous Trade Agreement called TPP

UPDATED AS OF 1/21/17: President Trump has just signed an executive order removing the U.S. from the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP). Read below why this is such a good move and why TPP is so dangerous. To stay up-to-date on the most important organic food news, be sure to subscribe to Organic Insider. — You […]

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UPDATED AS OF 1/21/17: President Trump has just signed an executive order removing the U.S. from the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP). Read below why this is such a good move and why TPP is so dangerous.

To stay up-to-date on the most important organic food news, be sure to subscribe to Organic Insider.

You may have heard in the news about the global trade agreements that President Obama is trying to push through.

While they may sound relatively harmless on the surface, they are incredibly, incredibly dangerous to our freedom, particularly for organic consumers who are fighting for GMO-labeling.

The Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) is a trade agreement that is being negotiated in complete secret by the White House. Not only will it eliminate our basic democratic rights as American citizens, but it will put corporations in full control of how society is run.

Among other things, food safety standards around the world could be lowered and the agreement could make it illegal to label GMOs. Read more »


GustOrganics in NYC Goes Vegan, Gets Hate….Then Love

GustOrganics in NYC Goes Vegan, Gets Hate....Then Love

GustOrganics, the only certified organic restaurant in New York City, recently made a very big decision to switch its menu from a meat-focused one to 100% plant-based. And this has caused a tremendous uproar.

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GustOrganics, the only certified organic restaurant in New York City, recently made a very big decision to switch its menu from a meat-focused one to 100% plant-based.

And this has caused a tremendous uproar. Read more »


10 Very Important Organic Food News Stories to Know About

10 Very Important Organic Food News Stories to Know About

There has been A TON going on in the organic food world lately, and here are 10 of the most newsworthy and important stories for you to know about. 1) The biggest bombshell over the past few weeks is that the World Health Organization said that glyphosate – the active ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup, the world’s most popular […]

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Photo Credit: Sustainable Pulse

There has been A TON going on in the organic food world lately, and here are 10 of the most newsworthy and important stories for you to know about.

1) The biggest bombshell over the past few weeks is that the World Health Organization said that glyphosate – the active ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup, the world’s most popular herbicide – is a “probable human carcinogen”.

In other words, it “probably causes cancer”.

80% of GM-crops worldwide are engineered to be resistant to Roundup, and the chemical accounts for nearly $6 billion in sales. Read more »


A New Wave of Democracy, and How Corporations are Trying to Silence Your Voice and Your Choice

A New Wave of Democracy, and How Corporations are Trying to Silence Your Voice and Your Choice

There are very few people that I learn more from in the organic industry than Andrew Kimbrell, Executive Directory of the Center for Food Safety (CFS) in Washington, D.C. Not only does Andrew Kimbrell preside over one of the most important non-profits in the fight for healthy and organic food, but he is also one […]

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There are very few people that I learn more from in the organic industry than Andrew Kimbrell, Executive Directory of the Center for Food Safety (CFS) in Washington, D.C.

Not only does Andrew Kimbrell preside over one of the most important non-profits in the fight for healthy and organic food, but he is also one my favorite interviews (see HERE and HERE).

For President’s Day recently, Andrew wrote an excellent piece about what is truly taking place in our country, and I wanted to share it with you below. If you like what he has to say here, be sure to sign up for the CFS newsletter and please consider supporting this phenomenal organization.

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President’s Day is an appropriate time to reflect on the state of our U.S. democracy. And there is some very good news across the country about the spread of local democracy, but you have not heard or read much about it in the mainstream media. Remarkably, this democratic surge has taken place despite the massive influx of corporate dollars from those who want to stomp out popular rule as it threatens their power and profits. But more about them later.

Let’s start with the big positive.  Too often, democracy has meant voting every couple of years for a candidate that is “the lesser of two evils.” But now citizens and their representatives all across the country are voting directly on major social and technology issues that impact their families and neighborhoods. Often, they are saying no to technologies that will poison their water, destroy their land and biodiversity, and threaten the health of their children and communities. Read more »


IMPORTANT READ: What the Media and Food Industry Won’t Tell You

IMPORTANT READ: What the Media and Food Industry Won't Tell You

For those of us who are food activists or are simply individuals who care about healthy food, the most important event of the year will be taking place over the next few months. And it centers around the February 10th release of the The Food Babe Way by Vani Hari. To me, this book represents something much […]

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For those of us who are food activists or are simply individuals who care about healthy food, the most important event of the year will be taking place over the next few months.

And it centers around the February 10th release of the The Food Babe Way by Vani Hari.

To me, this book represents something much greater than a guide on how to live a healthy lifestyle each day. This will be the biggest attack ever on the food industry and its despicable business practices. Read more »


Fascinating Results from Nielsen’s Global Health and Wellness Survey

Fascinating Results from Nielsen's Global Health and Wellness Survey

From its survey of 30,000 people in 60 countries, Nielsen just released the results of its Global Health and Wellness Survey. And what they reported is more evidence that health is a trend that shows no sign of slowing down anytime soon. Here were some of the key findings from the survey: – Organic products have enjoyed […]

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From its survey of 30,000 people in 60 countries, Nielsen just released the results of its Global Health and Wellness Survey. And what they reported is more evidence that health is a trend that shows no sign of slowing down anytime soon.

Here were some of the key findings from the survey:

– Organic products have enjoyed 28% sales growth over the past two years while products claiming to be “all natural” have experienced 24% sales growth over that same period. Read more »


Food Chains is a MUST-SEE Movie

Food Chains is a MUST-SEE Movie

When people talk about why they eat organic food, the most common answer is that they don’t want to ingest food that has been sprayed with toxic pesticides. The focus is generally on “me” or “we”. An answer that does not come up nearly as much as it should is “I don’t want to expose […]

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When people talk about why they eat organic food, the most common answer is that they don’t want to ingest food that has been sprayed with toxic pesticides. The focus is generally on “me” or “we”.

An answer that does not come up nearly as much as it should is “I don’t want to expose farmers to these toxic pesticides.”

The truth is that most of us are completely in the dark about what takes place on farms, in terms of what kind of chemicals farmers are exposed to and also how farm workers are treated.

A brand new documentary called Food Chains sheds light on this very serious problem and what we see is not pretty. Read more »