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Top 5 Non-Organic Food Products at Expo West

Top 5 Non-Organic Food Products at Expo West

I saw many cool non-organic products (both food and non-food ones) at Expo West and here are the five that impressed me the most. ENDANGERED SPECIES ECO-FRIENDLY TOYS I don’t think there was one product, either organic food or non-organic food, that captivated me more than these eco-friendly kids toys. The paper for the coloring […]

Expo West Product Reviews
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I saw many cool non-organic products (both food and non-food ones) at Expo West and here are the five that impressed me the most.

ENDANGERED SPECIES ECO-FRIENDLY TOYS

I don’t think there was one product, either organic food or non-organic food, that captivated me more than these eco-friendly kids toys.

The paper for the coloring kit is made from reclaimed limestone, and is bleach-free, waterproof, erasable and environmentally degradable.  And, the crayons use soy ink.

I just absolutely flipped over these Endangered Species products. Read more »


Organic Products that Contain Unapproved Additives are the Source of Controversy

Organic Products that Contain Unapproved Additives are the Source of Controversy

When I was at the Expo West trade show recently, I came across Horizon Organic Milk with DHA Omega-3 and was impressed at first glance. I thought to myself that this looks like a pretty interesting dairy product. Yet several days after returning back to NYC and just as I was about to write a […]

Controversial Foods Expo West Kids Milk
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When I was at the Expo West trade show recently, I came across Horizon Organic Milk with DHA Omega-3 and was impressed at first glance. I thought to myself that this looks like a pretty interesting dairy product.

Yet several days after returning back to NYC and just as I was about to write a post about this organic milk, I received an email from The Cornucopia Institute, a watchdog for the organic industry.

The Cornucopia Institute has condemned the USDA for allowing products containing unapproved synthetic additives (DHA Omega-3, as one of them) to be labeled “organic” for an indefinite grace period.

Furthermore, The Cornucopia Institute has filed legal complaints against infant formula manufacturers and Dean Foods, manufacturer of Horizon dairy products, for adding unapproved additives: Martek Biosciences Corporation’s omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids (DHA/ARA), derived chemically from fermented algae and fungus, to foods with the organic label. Read more »


Expo West Video: Adriana Kahane Talks About Her Italian Volcano Orange Juice

Expo West Video: Adriana Kahane Talks About Her Italian Volcano Orange Juice

As I recently wrote about, one of my favorite organic food products is Italian Volcano Orange Juice by Dream Foods International. Once I buy a bottle, I literally cannot stop drinking it — the taste is that good. Prior to Expo West, I made a special effort to set up an interview with the founder […]

Expo West Video Video Product Reviews
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As I recently wrote about, one of my favorite organic food products is Italian Volcano Orange Juice by Dream Foods International. Once I buy a bottle, I literally cannot stop drinking it — the taste is that good.

Prior to Expo West, I made a special effort to set up an interview with the founder of Dream Foods, Adriana Kahane, so we could discuss this amazing product.

As you will see in the video, it is the soil, in which the oranges are grown, that makes Italian Volcano Orange Juice so unique.


My Fantastic Dinner at Cafe Gratitude in Los Angeles

My Fantastic Dinner at Cafe Gratitude in Los Angeles

Whenever I visit San Francisco, the very first place I go to eat is Cafe Gratitude in the Mission district. It is one of my all-time favorite organic restaurants and the food is always spectacular. For those who are not familiar with Cafe Gratitude, it is an amazing restaurant that started in San Francisco and […]

Expo West Restaurant Visits/Pictures
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Whenever I visit San Francisco, the very first place I go to eat is Cafe Gratitude in the Mission district. It is one of my all-time favorite organic restaurants and the food is always spectacular.

For those who are not familiar with Cafe Gratitude, it is an amazing restaurant that started in San Francisco and has gained an iconic reputation within the organic and raw food community. It has since grown to several locations in the Bay Area and very recently opened its first outpost in Los Angeles. Read more »


Top 5 Organic Food Products from Expo West 2011

Top 5 Organic Food Products from Expo West 2011

These are my Top 5 Organic Food Products from Natural Products Expo West 2011. NURTURME BABY FOOD NurturMe is dehydrated organic baby food in powder form that you add to water, infant formula or even breast milk. It is convenient and lightweight, and the products are eco-friendly. Very, very smart idea and I love the […]

Expo West Product Reviews
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These are my Top 5 Organic Food Products from Natural Products Expo West 2011.

NURTURME BABY FOOD

NurturMe is dehydrated organic baby food in powder form that you add to water, infant formula or even breast milk. It is convenient and lightweight, and the products are eco-friendly.

Very, very smart idea and I love the fact that the powder can be used for toddlers as well (put the powder into regular foods — the kids will get the nutritional benefits but won’t know it’s in there).

I was immediately impressed when I saw NurturMe. Read more »


Expo West – Day 3 Recap

Expo West - Day 3 Recap

Sunday, the last day of Expo West, was noticeably much more quiet and did not have nearly the same size crowd as on Friday or Saturday. Nevertheless, I saw some fantastic new organic products, got to speak to a lot of interesting people and rounded out my two Top 5 Lists — Top 5 Organic […]

Expo West
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Sunday, the last day of Expo West, was noticeably much more quiet and did not have nearly the same size crowd as on Friday or Saturday. Nevertheless, I saw some fantastic new organic products, got to speak to a lot of interesting people and rounded out my two Top 5 Lists — Top 5 Organic Products and Top 5 Non-Organic Food Products of Expo West.

The lists will be compiled very soon as their own blog posts.

The only video I shot that day was with Minh Tsai of Hodo Soy Beanery, an artisinal tofu maker based in San Francisco. The video should be up within the next week or so.

Here are some pictures with several friends of mine from the organic food industry. Read more »


What I Ate in Los Angeles Yesterday and Took on the Plane Back to NYC

What I Ate in Los Angeles Yesterday and Took on the Plane Back to NYC

Very quickly, my trip to California came to end. Yesterday was my last day in Los Angeles and I had a noon flight back to NYC. Needless to say, I had an amazing trip to Expo West. BREAKFAST I started off with a double shot of wheatgrass.

Expo West Traveling
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Very quickly, my trip to California came to end. Yesterday was my last day in Los Angeles and I had a noon flight back to NYC. Needless to say, I had an amazing trip to Expo West.

BREAKFAST

I started off with a double shot of wheatgrass.

Read more »