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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 […]

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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.


How to Make Nut Milk

How to Make Nut Milk

(The very fine, stainless steel, mesh strainer that I use in the video can be purchased on Amazon by clicking HERE.) People have been asking for this video for a while and finally here it is — how to make nut milk. While I have absolutely nothing against organic milk from cows, my body just […]

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(The very fine, stainless steel, mesh strainer that I use in the video can be purchased on Amazon by clicking HERE.)

People have been asking for this video for a while and finally here it is — how to make nut milk.

While I have absolutely nothing against organic milk from cows, my body just can’t handle it. So, I use nut milk instead.

In this video, I show you how easy it is to make nut milk at home and this is the base for my morning smoothies.

Also, make sure to use purified water. That is very, very important, and I never let my nut milk sit in the fridge for more than 24 hours. Other people say it is good for up to a week, but I don’t subscribe to that theory.

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Maria Rodale on the State of Organic Food in the U.S.

Maria Rodale on the State of Organic Food in the U.S.

I went to a fantastic organic food symposium last week in NYC and got a chance to interview Maria Rodale, the CEO of Rodale Inc. and author of the recently released Organic Manifesto: How Organic Farming Can Heal Our Planet, Feed the World and Keep us Safe. Maria gave me her thoughts as to where […]

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I went to a fantastic organic food symposium last week in NYC and got a chance to interview Maria Rodale, the CEO of Rodale Inc. and author of the recently released Organic Manifesto: How Organic Farming Can Heal Our Planet, Feed the World and Keep us Safe.

Maria gave me her thoughts as to where organic food is heading in our country and shared some other very interesting information.

If you’re unfamiliar with the Rodale name, it carries a lot of weight in the organic food industry. Maria Rodale is the granddaughter of J.I. Rodale, the person who started the organic food movement in the U.S. in the 1940s.


Gary Hirshberg, President and CE-Yo of Stonyfield, talks about the Stonyfield Cafe and Organic Food at the US Open

Gary Hirshberg, President and CE-Yo of Stonyfield, talks about the Stonyfield Cafe and Organic Food at the US

At this year’s US Open tennis tournament in New York City, Stonyfield had its Stonyfield Cafe outside center court where they served organic and natural food. This was the first time that I can ever remember organic food being served at a major sporting event, and I hope this becomes a regular occurrence. At the […]

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At this year’s US Open tennis tournament in New York City, Stonyfield had its Stonyfield Cafe outside center court where they served organic and natural food. This was the first time that I can ever remember organic food being served at a major sporting event, and I hope this becomes a regular occurrence.

At the tournament, I caught up with Stonyfield’s President and CE-Yo, Gary Hirshberg, where we talked about the the success of the Stonyfield Cafe and its future plans.

A side note: When I started livingmaxwell about ten months ago, one of my goals was to interview Gary Hirshberg. So, making this happen was a big thrill.

Not only was Gary was featured in the movie Food, Inc. but he is one of the most influential figures in the organic food movement in our country. Aside from his tremendous commitment to organic and the environment, Gary believes that business is the most powerful tool to change the world — something that I agree with 100%.

Also, many thanks to Gary’s wife, Meg Hirshberg (a fellow Brown University alum), who did a great job shooting this segment.


Joel Salatin of Food Inc. Addresses the High Cost of Organic Food

Joel Salatin of Food Inc. Addresses the High Cost of Organic Food

Earlier this year, I interviewed Joel Salatin, one of the stars of the movie Food Inc., at the Northeast Organic Farmers Association – MA Winter Conference. In case you don’t remember, Joel Salatin was the organic farmer in the movie who was cutting up the chickens in his “outdoor” processing facility. One complaint that never […]

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Earlier this year, I interviewed Joel Salatin, one of the stars of the movie Food Inc., at the Northeast Organic Farmers Association – MA Winter Conference.

In case you don’t remember, Joel Salatin was the organic farmer in the movie who was cutting up the chickens in his “outdoor” processing facility.

One complaint that never seems to disappear is the high price of organic food. In the video, Joel addresses this concern and what people can do about it.

I have a decent amount of footage with Joel and will be releasing it in a few different installments. Here is the first one.


How to Know if What We're Eating is Organic

How to Know if What We're Eating is Organic

One of the questions that I have been getting a lot lately is: how do we know if the food we are eating or buying is organic? The answer is pretty simple. The USDA has a list of approved profit and not-for-profit certifiers that inspect farms and manufacturing facilities. When these certifiers declare that a […]

Organic Regulation USDA Video
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One of the questions that I have been getting a lot lately is: how do we know if the food we are eating or buying is organic?

The answer is pretty simple. The USDA has a list of approved profit and not-for-profit certifiers that inspect farms and manufacturing facilities. When these certifiers declare that a product is truly organic, based on existing rules and regulations, the food manufacturer may then use the USDA certified organic seal.

While this is no fool-proof system, it is the best we have. Organizations such as the Organic Consumers Association are constantly on the lookout for companies that are trying to circumvent the rules. So, if maintaining the integrity of organic is important to you, please support them.

In this video, I also discuss what you want to look out for when buying organic fruits and vegetables in a store.


Organic Food is a Must for Pregnant Women

Organic Food is a Must for Pregnant Women

According to research recently published in the Environment Health Perspectives, pregnant women who are exposed to organophosphate pesticides have a very, very high probability of having kids who suffer from ADHD. The study tracked Mexican-American women in Salinas Valley, CA who were exposed to high levels of pesticides and then diagnosed their kids when they […]

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According to research recently published in the Environment Health Perspectives, pregnant women who are exposed to organophosphate pesticides have a very, very high probability of having kids who suffer from ADHD.

The study tracked Mexican-American women in Salinas Valley, CA who were exposed to high levels of pesticides and then diagnosed their kids when they were between 3 and 5 years old. The results were not good and also not in the least bit surprising.

A few notes on this.

1) Just because you don’t work on a farm doesn’t mean that you won’t get exposed to pesticides. Conventional food is full of them, as Kellogg’s can attest to with its claim that GMO food is safe.

The reason Monsanto and others design GMO seeds/food is so that they can sell farmers the corresponding pesticides.

2) It is very important to give young kids organic food as well. Their bodies are not developed yet and cannot produce the enzyme that detoxifies organophosphate pesticides.

We must continue to fight the politicians, USDA and multinational companies who insist on feeding us chemical-laden food that is harming us. And, the fact that this administration has put into office people like Islam Siddiqui shows that we must continue to push this cause every single day.

One of the best way to do it is to vote with your wallet.