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Expo West – Day 2 Recap

Expo West - Day 2 Recap

Today was my second day at Expo West. I spent all morning in the press room writing/editing three posts and then walked the floor (in Section E on the bottom floor) in the afternoon. For the most part, Section E is where the newer organic brands are located. The more seniority you have (the more […]

Expo West
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Today was my second day at Expo West.

I spent all morning in the press room writing/editing three posts and then walked the floor (in Section E on the bottom floor) in the afternoon. For the most part, Section E is where the newer organic brands are located. The more seniority you have (the more years you’ve been coming to the show), the greater likelihood that you are upstairs on the main floor. Read more »


Expo West – Day 1 Recap

Expo West - Day 1 Recap

Yesterday was the my first day at Natural Products Expo West, the biggest organic food trade show of the year, which is taking place in Anaheim, CA. I only walked the trade show floor for about 15 minutes since a majority of my day was spent listening to panels and lectures.

Expo West GMO
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Yesterday was the my first day at Natural Products Expo West, the biggest organic food trade show of the year, which is taking place in Anaheim, CA.

I only walked the trade show floor for about 15 minutes since a majority of my day was spent listening to panels and lectures. Read more »


In Los Angeles for Expo West, Documenting My Meals on the Road

In Los Angeles for Expo West, Documenting My Meals on the Road

The biggest trade show of the year in the organic food industry, Natural Products Expo West, starts tomorrow in Anaheim, CA and I am here covering it. Needless to say, this is a very exciting event and 55,000 people are expected to attend. Since I get a lot of questions about how I eat organic […]

Expo West Traveling
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The biggest trade show of the year in the organic food industry, Natural Products Expo West, starts tomorrow in Anaheim, CA and I am here covering it. Needless to say, this is a very exciting event and 55,000 people are expected to attend.

Since I get a lot of questions about how I eat organic on the road, I will be documenting all of my meals for everyone to see.

This is what I took on the plane.

ORGANIC SPINACH SALAD WITH SUN-DRIED TOMATOES FROM ORGANIC AVENUE
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My Water Habits and The Only Water Bottle I Use – A Glass One

My Water Habits and The Only Water Bottle I Use - A Glass One

As I have written about many times before, I am a water fanatic. I like clean, ultra-purified water and have a four-stage filter (with a .015 micron filter on filter #2) in my apartment. When I go to work, there is a Poland Spring cooler but I refuse to drink from it. Why? The water […]

Company Stories Environment Expo East Product Reviews Water
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As I have written about many times before, I am a water fanatic. I like clean, ultra-purified water and have a four-stage filter (with a .015 micron filter on filter #2) in my apartment.

When I go to work, there is a Poland Spring cooler but I refuse to drink from it. Why?

The water tastes very, very off and is not purified.

So, I bring my own bottles of water to work each day. This may sound crazy to some people but drinking high quality water is essential to staying healthy.

Given that I take so much effort to drink good water, the type of bottle that I use is also of great importance.

I used to drink from a BPA-free plastic bottle. The problem with that is that it is still plastic and is leaching other chemicals into the water. Read more »


Have We Been Misled? 5 Organic Foods That Should Make You Think Twice

Have We Been Misled? 5 Organic Foods That Should Make You Think Twice

I spend an inordinate amount of time learning about the healthiest and newest organic food products available. Through my research at the various trade shows (Natural Products Expo East and Natural Products Expo West are my two favorites), talking to industry contacts, roaming supermarket aisles, speaking with as many well-informed food people as I can […]

Aflatoxin Expo East Expo West GMO Nutrient-Dense Organic Peanuts
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I spend an inordinate amount of time learning about the healthiest and newest organic food products available. Through my research at the various trade shows (Natural Products Expo East and Natural Products Expo West are my two favorites), talking to industry contacts, roaming supermarket aisles, speaking with as many well-informed food people as I can and reading books, I have come to the following conclusion:

You can take almost any food in the world and some health expert will have something good to say about it while a different health expert will have something bad to say about it.

So, what I do is educate myself as much as I can and then make my own decision about whether I should be eating it or not.

The following five organic foods seem to be the most controversial. While books could be written on all of the foods below and by no means am I covering all of the pros/cons of each, I will try to highlight the most salient points. Read more »


Best Non-Organic Food Products from the 2010 Expo East Trade Show

Best Non-Organic Food Products from the 2010 Expo East Trade Show

The are two big trade shows in the organic food world in the U.S.  One is Natural Products Expo West and one is Natural Products Expo East.  Expo East took place a few weeks ago and Expo West took place in March. When I go to each show, I am looking for the best and […]

Boston Company Stories Expo East Superfoods Water
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The are two big trade shows in the organic food world in the U.S.  One is Natural Products Expo West and one is Natural Products Expo East.  Expo East took place a few weeks ago and Expo West took place in March.

When I go to each show, I am looking for the best and newest organic products on the market.

However, I also come across a select number of fantastic products at these shows that are not organic food ones. And of these, most are not even food.

I thought that people would be curious as to some other cool products that I discovered at Expo East and here they are:

IT’S MORINGA

Moringa is supposedly this beyond-super superfood from Africa and is derived from the moringa oleifera tree, which the company says is the most nutrient-rich vegetable tree in the world.  It has:

– 25-30% protein (9x the protein of yogurt)

– 10x the Vitamin A of carrots

– 17x the calcium of milk

– 15x the potassium of bananas

– 25x the iron of spinach

– 4x the chlorophyll of wheatgrass Read more »


Vermont Soap Organics – My Favorite Fruit and Vegetable Wash

Vermont Soap Organics - My Favorite Fruit and Vegetable Wash

At the recent 2010 Natural Products Expo East Trade Show in Boston, I spoke with Larry Plesent, the founder of Vermont Soap Organics. Vermont Soap Organics makes my absolute favorite fruit and vegetable wash. Yes, washing with water is just not enough. It is important to use a produce wash but not just any one. […]

Expo East Food Safety Fruit Product Reviews
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At the recent 2010 Natural Products Expo East Trade Show in Boston, I spoke with Larry Plesent, the founder of Vermont Soap Organics.

Vermont Soap Organics makes my absolute favorite fruit and vegetable wash. Yes, washing with water is just not enough. It is important to use a produce wash but not just any one.

In this video, Larry explains the benefits of using a produce wash and discusses the main ingredients in his product.

Please be aware that not all produce washes are created equally. Many contain an ingredient called grapefruit seed extract. There is a good deal of controversy around grapefruit seed extract and it is something that I try to avoid.

If you want to order this fanastic produce wash, click HERE.