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5 Essential Ways to Avoid Genetically-Modified Food (GMOs)

5 Essential Ways to Avoid Genetically-Modified Food (GMOs)

The other day on Facebook, I shared a post that I wrote a while ago called Consuming Genetically-Modified Soy is a Very, Very Risky Proposition. (If you are unfamiliar with the health risks of eating genetically-modified food, please read this article.) As a follow-up from that post, I got an e-mail from a reader asking […]

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The other day on Facebook, I shared a post that I wrote a while ago called Consuming Genetically-Modified Soy is a Very, Very Risky Proposition. (If you are unfamiliar with the health risks of eating genetically-modified food, please read this article.)

As a follow-up from that post, I got an e-mail from a reader asking how she would know if she is eating genetically-modified soy or not.

Figuring that many other people may have that same question, I wanted to explain how to avoid eating genetically-modified food (GMOs) and the things that you need to look out for.

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#1 – Buy USDA Certified Organic Products  GMOs are prohibited in organic food. Therefore, look for products that contain the USDA certified organic seal.

Even though GMOs are prohibited in organic, organic crops can be contaminated by GMOs through cross-pollination and drift. (That is why the proliferation of GMOs is a real threat to organic farming. The co-existence of GM-crops and organic crops is simply not possible, despite what our government would like us to believe.)

USDA rules require that organic certifiers test samples from at least 5% of the operations they certify on an annual basis. Read more »


MUST-SHARE Video: The Organic Industry Rolls out its First Advertising Campaign – The Natural Effect

MUST-SHARE Video: The Organic Industry Rolls out its First Advertising Campaign - The Natural Effect

(When I come across a meaningful video, I’ll usually write MUST-WATCH.  Please read below why I wrote MUST-SHARE.) A very, very important advertising campaign called Only Organic has recently been launched by Organic Voices, a non-profit backed by some of the biggest names in the industry including Stonyfield, Nature’s Path, Annie’s and many others. While educated organic […]

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(When I come across a meaningful video, I’ll usually write MUST-WATCH.  Please read below why I wrote MUST-SHARE.)

A very, very important advertising campaign called Only Organic has recently been launched by Organic Voices, a non-profit backed by some of the biggest names in the industry including Stonyfield, Nature’s Path, Annie’s and many others.

While educated organic consumers will watch this video and get a laugh, the reality is that this is no laughing matter. Why? Read more »


Organic Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas

Organic Valentine's Day Gift Ideas

With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, I have curated a wide variety of the best and most interesting organic gift ideas that I could find. And it just so happens that they come from many of my favorite organic companies. SWEET GIFT BOX BY ONE LUCKY DUCK Having daily access to One Lucky Duck […]

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With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, I have curated a wide variety of the best and most interesting organic gift ideas that I could find.

And it just so happens that they come from many of my favorite organic companies.

SWEET GIFT BOX BY ONE LUCKY DUCK

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Having daily access to One Lucky Duck is reason enough to live in NYC.

But not to worry if you don’t live here because One Lucky Duck has you covered. They will ship your Valentine a box of organic, gluten-free, vegan, raw cookies, brownies, and chocolate to anywhere in the country. Read more »


Top 5 Organic Food Trends for 2014

Top 5 Organic Food Trends for 2014

As we head into 2014, I see these organic foods becoming much more popular in the marketplace. Here are my Top 5 Organic Food Trends for 2014. NUT AND SEED MILKS I can’t understand why no one has capitalized on this yet, but a huge gap in the market exists for nut/seed milks and smoothies. […]

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As we head into 2014, I see these organic foods becoming much more popular in the marketplace.

Here are my Top 5 Organic Food Trends for 2014.

NUT AND SEED MILKS

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I can’t understand why no one has capitalized on this yet, but a huge gap in the market exists for nut/seed milks and smoothies. I predict that 2014 will be the year that some smart players take advantage of this opportunity.

These are drinks that I make all of the time at home but finding an organic one at a store is very, very difficult. Read more »


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 »


My Top 10 Organic Food Moments of 2013

My Top 10 Organic Food Moments of 2013

Here is a list of of my top 10 organic food moments from 2013, and these are both industry achievements and personal highlights. 1) Whole Foods announces that all GMOs in its stores will be labeled by 2018 Unwilling to wait for a federal labeling law, Whole Foods decided to take matters into its own […]

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Here is a list of of my top 10 organic food moments from 2013, and these are both industry achievements and personal highlights.

1) Whole Foods announces that all GMOs in its stores will be labeled by 2018

Unwilling to wait for a federal labeling law, Whole Foods decided to take matters into its own hands and made this historic announcement in March of this year. The importance of this decision cannot be underestimated as it has already kickstarted an enormous shift in the non-GMO and organic supply chain.

Immediately after the company released this news to its vendors and to the media at Natural Products Expo West 2013 in Anaheim, I spoke with Co-CEO Walter Robb and President A.C. Gallo about the announcement.

Without question, this has to be the most important event of the year and its reverberations will be felt for decades to come. 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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(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 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 »