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Top 5 Organic Food News Stories for 2014

Top 5 Organic Food News Stories for 2014

As we head into 2014, there are several stories that I’ll be keeping a close eye on, all of which could have a monumental impact on the organic food industry. While there easily could have been a lot more, here are My Top 5 Organic Food News Stories for 2014. SINGLE INGREDIENT LABELING OF GMOs […]

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As we head into 2014, there are several stories that I’ll be keeping a close eye on, all of which could have a monumental impact on the organic food industry.

While there easily could have been a lot more, here are My Top 5 Organic Food News Stories for 2014.

SINGLE INGREDIENT LABELING OF GMOs

Over the last few months, the rumors about single ingredient labeling of GMOs have really been heating up.

First off, what is “single ingredient labeling of GMOs”?

Single ingredient labeling of GMOs means that any food where there is only one ingredient – apples, corn, papayas, etc. It is just that one piece of food, nothing else. Read more »


Talking About Organic Food and Hybridized Food On Fox News Channel with Supermodel Carol Alt

Talking About Organic Food and Hybridized Food On Fox News Channel with Supermodel Carol Alt

(TO WATCH THE SEGMENT, CLICK ON THE VIDEO BELOW) This past weekend, I was on A Healthy You & Carol Alt on Fox News Channel. On last month’s show, Carol Alt and I discussed the health risks of GMOs and the lack of GMO-labeling in U.S. In this most recent show, we talked about organic […]

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This past weekend, I was on A Healthy You & Carol Alt on Fox News Channel. On last month’s show, Carol Alt and I discussed the health risks of GMOs and the lack of GMO-labeling in U.S.

In this most recent show, we talked about organic food. Two of the main topics that we covered were the superior nutrition that organic provides, and the difference between hybridized food (allowed in organic food) and genetically-engineered food (not allowed in organic). Read more »


MUST-WATCH: The Colbert Report Mocks GMOs, My Fox Interview Gets Airtime

MUST-WATCH: The Colbert Report Mocks GMOs, My Fox Interview Gets Airtime

The Colbert Report   I got a call at about 8AM this morning from my good friend Karl, who lives in Miami. It was very surprising to hear from him at that hour because we normally talk late at night. However, he had some interesting news to share – my Fox News Channel interview had made […]

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I got a call at about 8AM this morning from my good friend Karl, who lives in Miami.

It was very surprising to hear from him at that hour because we normally talk late at night. However, he had some interesting news to share – my Fox News Channel interview had made The Colbert Report.

Colbert reported on the loss of I-522, the GMO-labeling initiative in Washington State, and took serious aim at GMOs and the GMO-companies who are fighting against labeling. Read more »


Talking About GMOs with Carol Alt on the Fox News Channel

Talking About GMOs with Carol Alt on the Fox News Channel

Watch the latest video at video.foxnews.com Yesterday on the Fox News Channel, I was on A Healthy You and Carol Alt talking about genetically-modified food. Carol Alt, a supermodel who has been on over 700 magazine covers and is an author of several raw food books, hosts an amazing show dedicated to health. Much to […]

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Watch the latest video at video.foxnews.com Yesterday on the Fox News Channel, I was on A Healthy You and Carol Alt talking about genetically-modified food.

Carol Alt, a supermodel who has been on over 700 magazine covers and is an author of several raw food books, hosts an amazing show dedicated to health. Much to my surprise, it seems that Fox has given her absolute free rein in terms of content for her show.

Not only has she advocated for raw milk and talked about the dangers of vaccines on her program, but she enthusiastically agreed to discuss GMOs.

And for a major television network to allow the topic of GMO-labeling to be discussed is simply amazing. Read more »


GMO OMG is an Important Movie That Every Person Needs to See

GMO OMG is an Important Movie That Every Person Needs to See

Recently, I saw the widely anticipated movie GMO OMG and walked away very, very impressed. The film, about one family’s crusade to understand the disconcerting world of genetically-modified food, succeeds for two main reasons. One, it does an excellent job of explaining the many aspects of GMOs (genetically-modified organisms) – what they are, the key […]

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Recently, I saw the widely anticipated movie GMO OMG and walked away very, very impressed.

The film, about one family’s crusade to understand the disconcerting world of genetically-modified food, succeeds for two main reasons.

One, it does an excellent job of explaining the many aspects of GMOs (genetically-modified organisms) – what they are, the key arguments surrounding the GMO debate, uncovering how prevalent GMOs are in our society, detailing the serious health risks that they pose – in easy-to-understand terms. Read more »


AccelFoods is a Tremendous Addition to the Organic Food Industry

AccelFoods is a Tremendous Addition to the Organic Food Industry

I deal with organic food entrepreneurs all of the time, and one thing that I can say for certain is that building and managing these start-up businesses is no easy task. Aside from the fact that it may take several years to reach profitability (it took Stonyfield’s Gary Hirshberg 9 years to get there!), you […]

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I deal with organic food entrepreneurs all of the time, and one thing that I can say for certain is that building and managing these start-up businesses is no easy task.

Aside from the fact that it may take several years to reach profitability (it took Stonyfield’s Gary Hirshberg 9 years to get there!), you have to deal with rising food costs, a distribution system largely controlled by one major player, and the constant worry of food safety. And, of course, that doesn’t mention all of the other things like sales, marketing, public relations, legal, recruiting, and accounting,

Most entrepreneurs are tackling this industry for the very first time and have to figure out the nuances and complexity of the food business as they go. Invariably, many mistakes are made.

Understanding the challenges that these start-ups face, a company called AccelFoods has just launched to solve these exact problems. Read more »


The Shameful Truth About the Naked Juice Class Action Lawsuit Settlement and What American Consumers Can Do About It

The Shameful Truth About the Naked Juice Class Action Lawsuit Settlement and What American Consumers Can Do Ab

Last week, Naked Juice agreed to settle a very important class action lawsuit which accused the company of deceptive labeling. The primary basis of the lawsuit stemmed from the company’s use of the words “All Natural” on products that contained Archer Daniels Midland’s Fibersol-2 (“a soluble corn fiber that acts as a low-calorie bulking agent”), […]

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Last week, Naked Juice agreed to settle a very important class action lawsuit which accused the company of deceptive labeling.

The primary basis of the lawsuit stemmed from the company’s use of the words “All Natural” on products that contained Archer Daniels Midland’s Fibersol-2 (“a soluble corn fiber that acts as a low-calorie bulking agent”), fructooligosaccharides (an alternative sweetener), other artificial ingredients, such as calcium pantothenate (synthetically produced from formaldehyde), and genetically-modified soy.

Since these ingredients are either genetically-engineered or synthetically produced and do not exist in nature, it is completely misleading to consumers for these juices to claim to be “All Natural.”

As part of the settlement, Naked Juice, a subsidiary of PepsiCo, has agreed to remove the label “All Natural” from all of its juices and to pay a $9 million settlement to the class action group. Read more »