Insights on Soy: An Open Letter to Ocean and John Robbins

Insights On Soy

Dear Ocean, Thank you to both you and John for the heroic work you are doing in campaigning for veganism. As a holistic physician and successful vegan for more than 35 years, I feel completely aligned with your support of a plant-based diet. I’m writing this letter in response to John Robbins’ soy article (recently reprinted in 2013 in your newsletter as the most comprehensive article on soy). At one point in the ’60’s and ’70’s, when my personal community was literally making our own soy products for personal consumption, soy was seen as the great protein substitute for vegetarians and […]

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Organic Food Supply Threatened By Gene Manipulated Organisms From Monsanto

Organic Food Supply Threatened By Gene Manipulated Organisms From Monsanto Dear Friends, In 2006, the Center for Food Safety sued the USDA for illegally approving genetically modified (“GM”) alfalfa.  Federal courts agreed and banned GM alfalfa until the USDA could provide an Environmental Impact Statement.  The USDA submitted a draft in December of 2009 admitting that GM contamination of non-GM and organic alfalfa crops is certain to occur; that GM contamination will economically impact small and family farmers; that foreign export markets will be at risk due to rejection of GM-contaminated products; and that farmers will be forced to use […]

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