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The FDA/USDA/EPA launch a GMO Website, But the Bigger Plan is Much More Worrisome

The FDA/USDA/EPA launch a GMO Website, But the Bigger Plan is Much More Worrisome

This post originally appeared in Organic Insider. If you would like to receive Organic Insider each Wednesday, you can sign up for it HERE. — If consumers are seeking fair and balanced information about GMOs, they certainly will not find it on the new FDA/USDA/EPA website called Feed Your Mind. This site is part of […]

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If consumers are seeking fair and balanced information about GMOs, they certainly will not find it on the new FDA/USDA/EPA website called Feed Your Mind.

This site is part of the Agricultural Biotechnology Education and Outreach Initiative, which was funded by Congress, and is intended “to share science-based information that educates, informs and broadens understanding about agricultural biotechnology for consumers.”

Not surprisingly, it presents a very one-sided view of GMOs. Read more »


Seeking a Delicious, Low Sugar Indulgence? Thankfully, Foodstirs has Launched an Organic Keto Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix

Seeking a Delicious, Low Sugar Indulgence? Thankfully, Foodstirs has Launched an Organic Keto Chocolate Chip C

The reality is that the older we get, the more responsible we become about decreasing our sugar intake. And while reducing the amount of sugar we consume may be the smart thing to do for our health, it is not always the easiest habit to embrace. Luckily, there are companies such as Foodstirs — a […]

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The reality is that the older we get, the more responsible we become about decreasing our sugar intake.

And while reducing the amount of sugar we consume may be the smart thing to do for our health, it is not always the easiest habit to embrace.

Luckily, there are companies such as Foodstirs — a brand that completely understands the needs of the modern consumer. We want super-clean, organic ingredients that are sustainably-sourced but a product that does not force us to sacrifice taste.

The latest offering from Foodstirs — a keto chocolate chip cookie mix — encompasses all of that and an incredibly low amount of sugar as well.

“Our purpose is to provide spectacular Junk-Free sweet baked goods that are clean, better for you, and delicious. We believe this item is a new way for us to deliver on our purpose and promise to the world,” said Greg Fleishman, the company’s co-CEO and co-founder.

The organic keto chocolate chip cookie mix has 1 gram of added sugar per serving, with a total of 2 net carbs per serving. Not only is the product Non-GMO Project verified, but it is naturally gluten-free due to its use of almond and coconut flours. Read more »


What is Regenerative Organic Certified and Why it Could Become the New Gold Standard in Organic

What is Regenerative Organic Certified and Why it Could Become the New Gold Standard in Organic

If you are a consumer or participant in the organic industry, something new is set to hit the marketplace that you absolutely want to know about, and it is called the Regenerative Organic Certification (ROC). Started by three organizations — Patagonia, Dr. Bronner’s and Rodale Institute — the certification aims to raise the bar for […]

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If you are a consumer or participant in the organic industry, something new is set to hit the marketplace that you absolutely want to know about, and it is called the Regenerative Organic Certification (ROC).

Started by three organizations — Patagonia, Dr. Bronner’s and Rodale Institute — the certification aims to raise the bar for what organic represents.

But contrary to what one might believe, it is not a substitution for the USDA organic seal. Instead, it adds onto the USDA organic seal and is referred to as an “add-on” label. The USDA organic seal is a requirement, or a baseline, in order for a company to receive the ROC certification. Read more »


Another Reason to Eat Organic — Child Labor and Sustainability Issues with Many Conventional Chocolate Brands

Another Reason to Eat Organic -- Child Labor and Sustainability Issues with Many Conventional Chocolate Brands

(Photo courtesy of Green America) For many of us when we eat a piece of chocolate, our biggest concern is how many grams of sugar we are consuming. Yet, how often do we ask ourselves — was this chocolate bar made with the help of child labor? Or, was the cocoa produced in a way […]

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For many of us when we eat a piece of chocolate, our biggest concern is how many grams of sugar we are consuming.

Yet, how often do we ask ourselves — was this chocolate bar made with the help of child labor? Or, was the cocoa produced in a way that resulted in deforestation to the environment?

The truth about cocoa – the main ingredient in chocolate – is quite grim. Read more »


The Calculated Strategy to Take Down Journalist Carey Gillam Can be Seen as a Step to Dismantle Organic

The Calculated Strategy to Take Down Journalist Carey Gillam Can be Seen as a Step to Dismantle Organic

This post originally appeared in Organic Insider. If you would like to receive Organic Insider each Wednesday, you can sign up for it HERE. —————– For anyone who cares about the integrity of organic and the future of our industry, what has transpired with Carey Gillam should be of incredible concern. Recently released court documents […]

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For anyone who cares about the integrity of organic and the future of our industry, what has transpired with Carey Gillam should be of incredible concern.

Recently released court documents revealed that Gillam, a journalist and author of Whitewash: The Story of a Weed Killer, Cancer, and the Corruption of Science, was the target of a carefully-crafted campaign by Monsanto to discredit her. Read more »


Another Reason to Eat Organic — Organic Apples Contain More Diverse, Healthier Bacteria than Conventional

Another Reason to Eat Organic -- Organic Apples Contain More Diverse, Healthier Bacteria than Conventional

An apple a day will keep the doctor away. Thanks to a new study, that saying has taken on even more meaning, particularly for organic apples. In a recently published paper in the journal Frontiers in Microbiology, it was found that organic apples contain a more diverse population of beneficial bacteria than conventional apples. Researchers […]

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An apple a day will keep the doctor away.

Thanks to a new study, that saying has taken on even more meaning, particularly for organic apples.

In a recently published paper in the journal Frontiers in Microbiology, it was found that organic apples contain a more diverse population of beneficial bacteria than conventional apples.

Researchers analyzed the peel, flesh, seeds, and stem of both organically and conventionally grown apples, looking to find how much and what kinds of bacteria were present. While organic and conventional apples contained the same amount of bacteria, there was a big discrepancy in the types of bacteria found. Read more »


Non-Organic Milk Tests Positive for Illegal Antibiotics, High Levels of Growth Hormones and Controversial Pesticide Contaminants

Non-Organic Milk Tests Positive for Illegal Antibiotics, High Levels of Growth Hormones and Controversial Pest

For years, I have been warning about the health risks of drinking non-organic hormonal milk. But it isn’t just the synthetic growth hormones that are worrisome. It is also the alarming level of antibiotics that animals receive and the pesticide-soaked, GMO grains they are fed. A recently published report from researchers at Emory University, in […]

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For years, I have been warning about the health risks of drinking non-organic hormonal milk.

But it isn’t just the synthetic growth hormones that are worrisome.

It is also the alarming level of antibiotics that animals receive and the pesticide-soaked, GMO grains they are fed.

A recently published report from researchers at Emory University, in collaboration with The Organic Center, is validating our concerns with non-organic milk. Read more »