GREAT-WATCH: Legendary Musician Neil Young Releases Anti-GMO, Anti-Monsanto Anthem — ‘A Rock Star Bucks A Coffee Shop’

I think legendary rocker Neil Young has just become my favorite musician ever.

In a recently released song called “A Rock Star Bucks A Coffee Shop”, Neil Young rips into Starbucks for not only supporting Monsanto but also for being a member of the Grocery Manufacturers Association, an organization which is suing Vermont to overturn the state’s GMO-labeling bill. (Starbucks buys milk which comes from animals who have been fed Monsanto’s GMO-feed). Read more »

Top 5 Foods for Beauty — with TV Host and NYT Best Selling Author Sophie Uliano

Sophie Uliano, green beauty expert, NYT best selling author, and TV host, was in New York City recently and we shot what turned out to be one of my favorite interviews yet.

As you can tell from the video above, not only is Sophie Uliano an incredibly engaging individual, but she has a wealth of knowledge when it comes to holistic health, nutrition, wellness, and beauty.

In her brand new book, Gorgeous for Good, Sophie shares all of this information in a very practical and approachable format. What I particularly love about this book is that it incorporates the different components of beauty – physical, emotional, and spiritual — in a “skin to soul” program. While the food we consume is certainly a major contributor to beauty, it is by no means the only one and people need to pay equal attention to these other components. Read more »

The Mega-Talented Shari Leidich of Two Moms in the Raw just Released her First Cookbook

Having covered the organic industry for more than five years, I come across many, many impressive entrepreneurs and one name that belongs at the top of this list is Shari Leidich, the founder of Two Moms in the Raw.

Having cured herself from MS through her dietary choices, Shari Leidich is also a living example of what food can do to a person’s health.

And now everyone else can enjoy the foods that Shari eats through the release of her new cookbook, aptly named Two Moms in the Raw. Read more »

Don’t Believe the Hype: Chipotle is NOT 100% GMO-Free

UPDATED AS OF 9/1/15: Chipotle is now facing a class action lawsuit for misleading customers into believing that its food is GMO-free. THIS IS EXACTLY WHAT I WARNED PEOPLE ABOUT IN THE VIDEO SEVERAL MONTHS AGO. Read about the lawsuit HERE.

You may have heard the news that Chipotle is now 100% GMO-free and that the restaurant is now cooking with only GMO-free ingredients. On its website, the company proudly boasts that “when it comes to our food, genetically-modified ingredients don’t make the cut.”

Yet, when you look at the details of what is truly going on, you’ll see that that these ingredients absolutely DO MAKE THE CUT. Read more »

Top 5 Organic Food Products from Natural Products Expo East 2014

After attending each Expo East and Expo West trade show, I name my Top 5 Organic Food Products. And for the last two shows, I have had my friend Vani Hari of Food Babe give her critique of my picks as well.

Below is a quick recap of my Top 5 Organic Food Products from Natural Products Expo East 2014 but please watch the video above to get my full assessment of all of the products. Read more »

GMO OMG is an Important Movie That Every Person Needs to See

Recently, I saw the widely anticipated movie GMO OMG and walked away very, very impressed.

The film, about one family’s crusade to understand the disconcerting world of genetically-modified food, succeeds for two main reasons.

One, it does an excellent job of explaining the many aspects of GMOs (genetically-modified organisms) – what they are, the key arguments surrounding the GMO debate, uncovering how prevalent GMOs are in our society, detailing the serious health risks that they pose – in easy-to-understand terms. Read more »

Recap of NY State’s GE-Labeling Hearings, Interview with Andrew Kimbrell from The Center for Food Safety

Last week was a first for me.

Even though I have attended a countless number of meetings, seminars and conference calls for the labeling of genetically-engineered (GE) food, and have been involved with many marches, rallies, and fundraisers across the country, I had yet to attend an official GE-labeling political hearing — until the one held a few days ago in New York City.

And let me tell you, it was an eye-opener.

Ever since the narrow loss of last year’s Proposition 37, California’s GE-labeling ballot initiative, the momentum in the U.S. for the labeling of GE-food has never been stronger.

GE-labeling legislation is in various stages in 25 different states. Connecticut and Maine have passed GE-labeling bills, albeit with major provisional clauses, and the state of Washington will be voting on its own bill later this year. Read more »