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GMO-Labeling Dinner and After-Party Fundraiser at Natural Products Expo East in Baltimore

GMO-Labeling Dinner and After-Party Fundraiser at Natural Products Expo East in Baltimore

With major food and chemical companies spending millions and millions of dollars to defeat GMO-labeling efforts in this country, my friend Vani Hari and I have decided to take action. Just as we did two years ago for Prop 37 in California and last year for I-522 in Washington, the two of us will be throwing a fundraiser […]

Expo East GMO
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With major food and chemical companies spending millions and millions of dollars to defeat GMO-labeling efforts in this country, my friend Vani Hari and I have decided to take action.

Just as we did two years ago for Prop 37 in California and last year for I-522 in Washington, the two of us will be throwing a fundraiser for Oregon and Colorado, two states that will be voting on GMO-labeling in the next few months. Read more »


Top 5 Organic Products from Fancy Food Show 2014

Top 5 Organic Products from Fancy Food Show 2014

Last week, the Fancy Food Show 2014 recently took place here in NYC and as usual, I had a fantastic time. I can’t think of a more fun day than to see all of the new products, meet new people, and catch up with friends in the industry. Even though I heard a lot of grumbling […]

Fancy Food Show
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Last week, the Fancy Food Show 2014 recently took place here in NYC and as usual, I had a fantastic time.

I can’t think of a more fun day than to see all of the new products, meet new people, and catch up with friends in the industry.

Even though I heard a lot of grumbling that there was nothing new at this show, I couldn’t disagree more. You just have to be insanely curious and willing to go to every single booth to find the gems.

Here are my Top 5 Organic Products from Fancy Food Show 2014.

LOTUS FOODS – FORBIDDEN RICE RAMEN

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Lotus Foods has been on my radar screen for a while now, and I absolutely love what the company is doing, especially with its work in sustainability. Read more »


Top 5 Organic Food Products from Natural Products Expo West 2014

Top 5 Organic Food Products from Natural Products Expo West 2014

Expo West 2014 was a particularly difficult show to choose only 5 products, and I easily could have selected 10 or so. The innovation at this year’s expo was fantastic, and it never ceases to amaze me what organic food companies will come up with next. I have done something different with this year’s awards. […]

Expo West
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Expo West 2014 was a particularly difficult show to choose only 5 products, and I easily could have selected 10 or so. The innovation at this year’s expo was fantastic, and it never ceases to amaze me what organic food companies will come up with next.

I have done something different with this year’s awards. Not only did I decide to do it in a video format, but I invited my friend Vani Hari of Food Babe to critique my selections. As you can tell from above, we had so much fun discussing these products, and we plan on repeating this at each subsequent trade show. Read more »


Comeback Award from Natural Products Expo West 2014 – GoodOnYa

Comeback Award from Natural Products Expo West 2014 - GoodOnYa

At Natural Products Expo West 2010, I discovered a company called GoodOnYa and really flipped out over its energy bars. Over time, however, the quality of the company’s products seemed to slip and I could not figure out why. When I caught up with GoodOnYa’s Founder/CEO Kris Fillat at this year’s show, she fully agreed […]

Energy Bars Expo West
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At Natural Products Expo West 2010, I discovered a company called GoodOnYa and really flipped out over its energy bars.

Over time, however, the quality of the company’s products seemed to slip and I could not figure out why. When I caught up with GoodOnYa’s Founder/CEO Kris Fillat at this year’s show, she fully agreed with my assessment and said that for the last few years the company had suffered from some very serious issues with its co-packer (manufacturer).

Fortunately, all of these problems are in the past, and the company’s products are not only back to where they were but they are significantly better than they were four years ago. Read more »


Best Packaging from Natural Products Expo West 2014 – TruVibe Organics

Best Packaging from Natural Products Expo West 2014 - TruVibe Organics

If you’ve seen my favorite movie ever – What The Bleep Do We Know? – then you are no doubt familiar with the work of Dr. Masaru Emoto. Dr. Emoto did studies that showed the crystal formations of water molecules actually change when positive messages are put on the outside of glasses of water. Hence, […]

Expo West Packaging/Plastics Superfoods
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If you’ve seen my favorite movie ever – What The Bleep Do We Know? – then you are no doubt familiar with the work of Dr. Masaru Emoto.

Dr. Emoto did studies that showed the crystal formations of water molecules actually change when positive messages are put on the outside of glasses of water. Hence, positive messages have a real impact, on both an emotional and physical level. Read more »


Best Trade Show Booths from Natural Products Expo West 2014 – Suja, Bitsy’s Brainfood

Best Trade Show Booths from Natural Products Expo West 2014 - Suja, Bitsy's Brainfood

Even though much of the talk at Natural Products Expo West usually centers around the new products being unveiled, I always like to recognize the companies that put extra effort into designing the most interesting and imaginative trade show booths. To me, it speaks volumes about the companies who go the extra mile to create […]

Expo West
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Even though much of the talk at Natural Products Expo West usually centers around the new products being unveiled, I always like to recognize the companies that put extra effort into designing the most interesting and imaginative trade show booths.

To me, it speaks volumes about the companies who go the extra mile to create experiences that are both unique and memorable.

At Natural Products Expo West 2014, two booths really stood out and interestingly enough, it was the same people who took home the prize in 2013 as well.

SUJA

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At this time last year, Greg Fleishman was Chief Marketing Officer for Sambazon and the person responsible for creating that company’s award-winning tiki booth.

This year, Greg is Chief Marketing Officer at pressed organic juice powerhouse Suja, and he achieved a similar result. If you combine these two accolades with all of the impressive product launches that he has overseen, Greg Fleishman is cementing his reputation as one of the best marketing executives in the industry. Period.

Suja’s booth resonated with me for two main reasons. Read more »


Video Review of Liquid Earth, A Great Organic Restaurant in Baltimore

Video Review of Liquid Earth, A Great Organic Restaurant in Baltimore

As many of you probably know, I was recently attended Natural Products Expo East 2013 in Baltimore, Maryland. When I go there each year, there are two things are pretty much guarantees for me. One, I stay at the AMAZING Inn at the Black Olive, the most green/organic hotel I’ve ever encountered. Two, I make […]

Expo East Video Restaurant Reviews
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As many of you probably know, I was recently attended Natural Products Expo East 2013 in Baltimore, Maryland.

When I go there each year, there are two things are pretty much guarantees for me.

One, I stay at the AMAZING Inn at the Black Olive, the most green/organic hotel I’ve ever encountered.

Two, I make a visit to Liquid Earth, a fantastic organic restaurant just a few blocks away from the hotel.  Liquid Earth serves raw and cooked vegan organic food in a wonderful environment.

During my most recent visit, I shot this video above and you’ll spot two of my friends, Food Babe and Lora Krulak, in the footage as well. Enjoy! Read more »