They Are Gene Editing Our Food with Max Goldberg the “Organic Insider”

Max Goldberg is one of the most influential voices in the organic food movement today. His Organic Insider newsletter is considered required reading for those in the industry. Max also runs the Organic Food Industry group on LinkedIn.

We discuss the meaning of organic and its regulations by the US Government; whereas “Natural” is not regulated. You can safely consume food that is NOT certified organic. But supporting the certified organic movement is a good thing to do. Sometimes even certified organic foods contain glyphosate due to cross contamination into the organic food supply. Glyphosate is not allowed to be sprayed on organic foods.

Glyphosate residue free certification – they test the products on a quarterly basis and certify that they do not contain glyphosate. The Non-GMO certification is more meaningful when in conjunction with the organic seal, because even Non-GMO’s can be sprayed with chemicals. And now, USDA is allowing hydroponicly grown organic crops so other labels such as “The Real Organic Project” and “Regenerative Organic Certified” have value. These add-on labels require USDA certified organic first.

Most people are familiar with Genetically Modified Foods (GMO’s) but now, Gene Edited Foods are hitting the marketplace. Listen to the podcast to find out how they are diffent.

What You Will Learn In This Show

  • The difference between Organic and Natural
  • what to ask at a farmers market
  • the various organic seals and how they are different
  • Which non-organic foods are likely to be genetically modified
  • The difference between GMO and Gene Edited foods
  • What are the best sources of Omega 3 DHA
  • And so much more


  2. Max Goldberg on Instagram
  4. Watch this episode on YouTube
  5. Listen to this episode on iTunes
  6. Glyphosate Residue Free Certification
  7. Regenerative Organic Certified
  8. Real Organic Project
  9. Institute for Responsible Technology
  10. Non-GMO Project
  11. E3Live
  12. Omega 3’s from Algae