• TraceyP says:

    Great read Maxwell (yours not theirs). The Health article just seems like another in a long line of “veggies sprayed with toxic chemicals are just as good as organic” article that seem to be coming from sources with funding from large chemical food companies. From “they have the same nutritional content” to “they last longer” and all magically overlooking the chemicals used on them or the inhumane conditons animals are kept in (one of the reasons I don’t eat meat anymore). Let them keep writing as most of us are smart enough (I hope) to realize that unhealthy animals = unhealthy food and toxic pesticides = toxic food. If we are not smart enough we still have people like you to set the record straight. I am most grateful to you for the work you do to keep us informed & enlightened. <3

  • David says:

    @Kali Orkin and Max Goldberg: Dr Oz flip flopped again on organics, ironically, on his show on the very day that Oregon voters were voting (Nov 2013) on whether or not to label GMOs. This was interesting timing: Since his show airs in the afternoon it would have less of a chance of influencing voters who were undecided about GMO labeling.
    @Max Goldberg: You wrote: “Even if a food item is on the …[EWG’s] Clean 15 … list …, it is still sprayed with toxic chemicals just less.” While that may be true, what the EWG really measures is how much pesticide residue is absorbed by the tested produce – not how much they are sprayed.

  • Crystal says:

    I am a CPT and because of one of my professional memberships I receive a complementary subscription to Health. Believe me no one who is serious about their health pays for this magazine. It is a wealth of misinformation and partial truths. This magazine and those like it (Shape, Men’s Health, etc.) are vehicles for selling ads and, unfortunately for our world, not disseminating the truth.

  • Cristina says:

    Excellent post Max! Absolutely LOVE your blog and the invaluable information you provide. I often forward your posts to people and share your FB posts.

    Thank you!

    • Max Goldberg says:

      Hi Cristina,

      Thank you so much!!! I really appreciate your words and I am very grateful that you read and share what I have to say here.

      Have an awesome week!

  • Kali Orkin says:

    Excellent retort Max,

    The war on organic food following Dr. Oz’s snob diet article and the study he sites saying there is no difference nutritionally has me very concerned. It seems completely idiotic to me that anyone would tell people not to buy organic.

    • Max Goldberg says:

      Hi Kali,

      Thanks so much! My sense is that Dr. Oz has been under real pressure from his advertisers to bash organic. Plain and simple. Seeing these statements from him is very, very surprising.

      Live well,

  • Toni South says:

    I think the saddest part of the story is that the readers of health.com are typically the people who are taking an interest in their well being and attempting a healthier lifestyle. That’s what really sucks about the misinformation. The mainstream, fast food eating, obese public are already fooled or ignorant. The incorrect info is going to the people who are trying to do better and educate themselves. You nailed it when you said, “The sad part is that many, many people have already read this article and now believe Health.com’s statement to be true.”

    • Max Goldberg says:

      Hi Toni,

      It is so true what you said – that readers who are attempting to live a healthier lifestyle are being fed such wrong information. That means people like the two of us have to work harder to educate others.

      Thanks so much for sharing your thoughts here!!! I appreciate it!

  • kerry surface says:

    thanks for this great article. no wonder so many people get confused!
    i attended a kick off meeting to get GMO food labeled in NC on Thursday night. it was a great meeting and best of all, i finally got to FOOD BABE!!!
    she is the best…sweet, smart and absolutely GORGEOUS.
    i love all the health information that you and food babe put out there.

    • Max Goldberg says:

      Hi Kerry,

      You are totally right! No wonder so many people get confused when such poor information is disseminated to the public.

      Yes, Vani is awesome and I am so glad that you got to meet her! She said the meeting was packed, which was fantastic to hear.

      I really appreciate your kind words and thanks so much for reading what we have to say. I am very grateful!

      Hope you’re having a fantastic Saturday!

  • Wow! I am glad I don’t subscribe. I disagree with some other things in the article including “you skip vaccines”.

    • Max Goldberg says:

      Hi Beuna,

      I was so turned off by #2 “you always buy organic”, that I didn’t even read the rest of the article. And, yes, I disagree with the vaccine comment also.

      Live well,

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