Category Archives: organic foods

Support Your Local Dead Zone?

It’s that time of year when farmers’ markets and roadside produce stands are popping up all over.  I like to go to the Bethesda Farmers’ Market on Sunday mornings to scope out the products and farmers.  And I like that … Continue reading

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Ignorance is Blistering

I recently came across this product and was incredibly relieved to finally find a salt that hasn’t been genetically modified (although, the “pinkness” of this salt makes me wonder if it has been spliced with the genes of salmon)! This … Continue reading

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Why is Walmart so expensive?

In my eternal scan of the Internet for MOM’s data and feedback, I came across this blogger’s post: Why is MOM’s Organic Market so expensive?  I hear this question in one form or another all the time.  If you read reviews of … Continue reading

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Selling In

I see headlines like this all the time, carrying news that another independently owned and operated organic company has either sold to a private equity (PE)  investment group (think Bain Capital) or to a large corporation like Campbell Soup (in … Continue reading

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Reasonable Zealots, An Oxymoron

I recently received the email below from a customer, her response to our monthly newsletter reminding customers to order their Thanksgiving turkeys: “I’m really surprised that your advertising says “Giving Thanks” when you talk about reserving your murdered turkey. It … Continue reading

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Good News, Bad News, Who Knows?

The Washington Post ran a story yesterday about unapproved GMO wheat that was found on an Oregon farm.  At this point it’s a big mystery how this happened, as this particular GMO wheat was last tested by Monsanto in a … Continue reading

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Certifiably Uncertified

A couple of years ago I was having a conversation with MOM’s Grocery Director about some products that we don’t carry.  She said something that caught my attention- that there’s a faction within the organic industry that considers itself “too cool to … Continue reading

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The Powerful Organic Consumer

In this past Sunday’s Washington Post, there was an article in which Whole Foods’ co-CEO Walter Robb was interviewed on their decision to require labeling of GMO products in 5 years. WF’s decision is a game changer.  There have been … Continue reading

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Infinite Shades of Grey

The battle against GMOs (Genetically Modified Organisms) has gained much momentum these past few years.  It seems like the issue really caught fire when this picture went viral on the internet in the spring of 2012. Kashi was lambasted when … Continue reading

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The Absence of Negatives

A reporter recently called to ask me about the recent Stanford study which claimed that organic foods are not more nutritious than conventional foods.  I told him that while there have been studies indicating that organic foods are more nutritious … Continue reading

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