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Wenonah Hauter, Executive Director of Food & Water Watch, on Fixing Our Food System and Foodopoly

Wenonah Hauter, Executive Director of Food & Water Watch, on Fixing Our Food System and Foodopoly

Having been entrenched in the organic food sector for the last few years, I have come to gain a tremendous appreciation for the non-profits that play such a vital role in protecting both our industry and the American consumer. And without a question, one of these phenomenal non-profits is Food & Water Watch. Recently, I […]

Book Reviews Fish Non-Profits Organic Regulation
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Having been entrenched in the organic food sector for the last few years, I have come to gain a tremendous appreciation for the non-profits that play such a vital role in protecting both our industry and the American consumer.

And without a question, one of these phenomenal non-profits is Food & Water Watch.

Recently, I caught up with the Executive Director of Food & Water Watch, Wenonah Hauter, someone who worked for Ralph Nader for 10 years, and we spoke about many different topics – food policy in the U.S., what exactly her organization does and where it operates, and how citizens must get involved.

We also discussed her excellent new book, Foodopoly: The Battle Over the Future of Food and Farming in America.

If you’re interested in learning about what is truly going on in our food system and how we can fix it, I strongly suggest that you read Foodopoly. It can be purchased online by clicking HERE.

(Several of the photos used in the video are courtesy of Food & Water Watch.)

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gimMe Organic Seaweed Snacks – I Am Obsessed!!!!!

gimMe Organic Seaweed Snacks - I Am Obsessed!!!!!

If you know me or have read my bio, you might be aware that I have had some addiction issues in the past. Fortunately, those problems are behind me, and I have stayed on a positive path for many years now. One of the things that I attribute to my being to able avoid negative […]

Fancy Food Show NYC Organic Sea Vegetables
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If you know me or have read my bio, you might be aware that I have had some addiction issues in the past.

Fortunately, those problems are behind me, and I have stayed on a positive path for many years now. One of the things that I attribute to my being to able avoid negative influences in my life has been my will power. Read more »


Top 5 Organic Products from the 2013 Fancy Food Show in NYC

Top 5 Organic Products from the 2013 Fancy Food Show in NYC

Last week, I attended the 2013 Fancy Food Show in NYC, North America’s largest specialty food and beverage event. With 180,000 products from 2,400 vendors, there was a tremendous amount to see. Here are my Top 5 Organic Products from the 2013 Fancy Food Show, and look for them at a supermarket near you sometime this […]

Fancy Food Show NYC Organic
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Last week, I attended the 2013 Fancy Food Show in NYC, North America’s largest specialty food and beverage event. With 180,000 products from 2,400 vendors, there was a tremendous amount to see.

Here are my Top 5 Organic Products from the 2013 Fancy Food Show, and look for them at a supermarket near you sometime this year.

BBERRI BLUEBERRY-MAQUI BERRY JUICE

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Maqui berry powder is starting to gain significant traction in the marketplace because of its very high level of antioxidants.

Seeking to capitalize on the growing interest of this powerful berry from South America, a Chilean company called Bberri has introduced an organic blueberry-maqui berry juice, a product that I have never seen before. Read more »


IMPORTANT Information About Non-GMO Food

IMPORTANT Information About Non-GMO Food

Before I begin this post, let me be clear about one thing. I am very, very against GMOs. I write about the tremendous health risks of GMOs, hold fundraisers to help get GMOs labeled, am a member of the Just Label It! campaign, participate in GMO Right to Know marches, and discuss how GMOs contribute […]

Food Safety GMO Organic Pesticides President Obama
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Before I begin this post, let me be clear about one thing. I am very, very against GMOs.

I write about the tremendous health risks of GMOs, hold fundraisers to help get GMOs labeled, am a member of the Just Label It! campaign, participate in GMO Right to Know marches, and discuss how GMOs contribute to the toxicity of our water supply.

Most importantly, I do not consume GMOs nor purchase products that contain them.

GMOs are receiving a tremendous amount of attention these days, especially with Whole Foods’ recent announcement that all GMOs in their stores will be labeled by 2018.

All this being said, it is incredibly important that you understand one thing. Non-GMO is not the same, or as good, as organic. 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 […]

Company Stories Organic Organic News
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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 »


Flower and Gift Ideas for an Organic Valentine’s Day

Flower and Gift Ideas for an Organic Valentine's Day

With Valentine’s Day next week on February 14th, I wanted to share with you some organic gift ideas and also talk about the tremendous importance of organic flowers. GIFTS Gnosis Chocolate’s Passion Collection gives you many great options to choose from including cherry vanilla, passionfruit cupuacu, wild rose, and Madagascar mylk truffles with aphrodisiac herbs. […]

Gifts Organic Holidays
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With Valentine’s Day next week on February 14th, I wanted to share with you some organic gift ideas and also talk about the tremendous importance of organic flowers.

GIFTS

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Gnosis Chocolate’s Passion Collection gives you many great options to choose from including cherry vanilla, passionfruit cupuacu, wild rose, and Madagascar mylk truffles with aphrodisiac herbs. These are available in gift boxes of 4, 12, or 24 truffles, priced at $12.99, $37.99 and $74.99, respectively. Read more »