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Dr. Oz in Time Magazine Slandering Families Who Choose Safe, Organic Food for Their Children -- Off-Base/Ill Advised

Health & Wellness  (tags: food, nutrition, ethics, diet, gmo, monsanto, dr. oz, organic )

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In Time magazine, Dr. Mehmet Oz, who once told millions of viewers, "I want you to eat organic foods" and "your kids deserve better than to be part of a national chemistry experiment," has seemingly changed his tune and turned the decision to buy organic.

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Cher C (1429)
Saturday December 8, 2012, 8:18 pm

Thnx hun!!


Jason S (50)
Saturday December 8, 2012, 8:44 pm
Good posting, thanks

Angelika R (143)
Saturday December 8, 2012, 8:51 pm
What a greedy rat that Dr Oz is! Selling himself to the kill-industry who is clever enough to use that dirty 1% trick.
These are probably the ones responsible for the suspected Prop 37 election fraud in CA.
I expect you to visit my post and sign,Vincenzo! >

Yumana Yunes (197)
Saturday December 8, 2012, 9:00 pm
There was incredible amounts of TV ads in the weeks ahead of the vote. They spent a lot of money, and portrayed farmers that would be affected by the outcome of the Prop 37 vote. The TV ad bombardment and the complicated wording of the props must have definitely affected an outcome that we all took for granted!

Shelly Peterson (213)
Saturday December 8, 2012, 9:04 pm
bottom line=true organic vs. 2012 on the tables in whom ever's grocery ..and what you eat and serve to YOUR family!!....IT IS DIFFERENT, DEPENDING ON WHERE YOU LIVE..BY 3 MILES!!1LET ALONE 20, 2000, 20,000 MILES...!!!!...REALLY!?!..INCHES , COUNT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Inches!!!!...Is there pesticide, poison..on this piece of food!?!..I washed it..I and my family needs a save our lives..but if they "eat" this, am I killing, murdering my family!?!..this is what every parent, IN THE WORLD, NO MATTER WHERE YOU LIVE, ...MUST ASK THEMSELVES!!....(LET ALONE gmo'S!!!)...LET'S ADDRESS PESTISIDES FIRST, ON ORGANICS AND ALL THE REST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!....EVER heard of "WIND DRIFT"!?!...EVER BEEN OUTSIDE DURING THE RAIN and it comes sideways, at you and your umbrella is inside out?..from the inorganic,..the organic just was 'RAPED"'s fault!, not natures.

naomi cohen (55)
Saturday December 8, 2012, 9:17 pm
thank you, vincenzo. signed.

Alice C (1797)
Saturday December 8, 2012, 9:17 pm
Thank you ~ shared

Nancy Black (308)
Saturday December 8, 2012, 9:20 pm
Noted, tweeted, tweeted, and shared. Disappointed in Dr. Oz.

Shelly Peterson (213)
Saturday December 8, 2012, 9:27 pm
Organic food is more expensive!!!PERIOD, BOTTOM LINE! long as our Major Retailer's choose it to be, ...I.E. =ALL of mine and your local major grocery stores , "choose" that!..which does make it a "class'/income level issue"......this is 2012!!! in the USA, Middle income is kissing the Poverty and freaking out!!...lower middle income went below the poverty line 6 years ago=WE CALL OURSELVES THE WORKING POOR!!..but WE WORK AND WE PAY OUR TAXES AND WE WANT PROTECTION FOR US AND OUR FAMILIES!!!!!!!!!!!!..............6 years ago!!!......Now, because WallStreet and the GOP. raped everyone!...the truth of what we all face is being realized!...OUR FOOD SUPPLY IS IN JEOPARDY, AND IT HAS NO CLASS BOUNDARYS!!!.SAY NO, TO GMO'S AND PESTICIDES..AND WATCH THE FACTORY FARMED MEAT AND SEAFOOD...DISEASED, POISENED AND FULL OF MANMADE CRAP, THAT MAKES ALL SICK!!...AS AN OLD/ MIDDLE AGED LADY AT 56, i am begging all of us!!..let's SAVE OUR BUTTS AND THAT OF ALL THAT IS ALIVE!!!...Save our Food supply from GMO'S AND PESTICIDES AND RIDICULAS IRRESPONSABLE USE OF the land!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!save the plants and animals!!!!! YOU AND ME AND OUR CHILDREN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Shelly Peterson (213)
Saturday December 8, 2012, 9:31 pm

Dorothy N (63)
Saturday December 8, 2012, 10:41 pm
Thanks for alerting us to this, Vincenzo - this line that Dr. Oz is spewing is classic polluting industry PR, accusing others of what they do/think themselves, and I can only hope that most people are able to see through the kindergarten nonsense...

And now I'll go to check out Angelikanomail's posting on the electoral cheating on Proposition 37 at the URL she provided:

Susanne R (235)
Saturday December 8, 2012, 11:09 pm
I'd like to hear an in-depth explanation from Dr. Oz explaining his sudden about-face! I don't subscribe to Time so I haven't read his article, but if he didn't explain why he changed his mind and didn't offer facts and statistics to validate his altered mindset, I'd be suspicious of his motives.

Thanks for posting this, Vincenzo!

Kim O (396)
Saturday December 8, 2012, 11:13 pm
Thanks Vincenzo!! I don't give a rat's ass WHAT Dr. Oz says. I'm staying with my locally grown, organic, NON Frankenfood!!!!! My body will thank me for it!! Bloody Monsanto will say ANYTHING to keep the lemmings sucking up their poison.

Giana P (398)
Sunday December 9, 2012, 12:21 am
Thanks Vincenzo! Noted. I wonder what ($$??) made him change his mind?

Past Member (0)
Sunday December 9, 2012, 12:21 am
It must be so hard to be rich and famous and to hold on to your principles. My gosh!

P A (117)
Sunday December 9, 2012, 12:24 am
"Middle-class Americans who prioritize personal finances and choose to protect their children from harmful pesticide residues should be proud of this decision, and should not be bullied or shamed by Oz. Our children, as Dr. Oz once noted, should not serve as the human equivalents of lab rats. Rather than malign organic foods as elitist, we must recognize the very real and indisputable health benefits of organics and work to make pure, wholesome, uncontaminated foods more accessible and affordable for all."

I wonder what Dr Oz's bank accounts and investments would reveal to an investigative journalist? It has been clearly demonstrated that those who support massive uses of pesticides and insecticides (resulting in new super insects and super fungi), and GMOs which cause cancer and birth defects have been proved to be heavily influenced by money.... could it be the same of him too - or is someone he loves being held hostage somewhere???!!

Seriously, to perform such a volte face with no (alleged) data to back him up just undermines his credibility - but it will not alter my views, which are not based on following a person like a sheep, but on looking at the worlds peer reviewed studies!


P A (117)
Sunday December 9, 2012, 12:29 am
Vincenzo - tried to send you a star for this but the computer wouldn't let me, sorry - and lots of others too, but stars made it to Heidi and Kim and Angelika and a few others!

Cheryl O (82)
Sunday December 9, 2012, 1:35 am
great choice 4 ur 1st article ty

Jim P (3257)
Sunday December 9, 2012, 2:39 am
Didn't know anything about this Dr. Oz until this article. Clever writing.
Oz sold out is as simple as that. As far as TIME magazine goes, that is just it... It goes...
TIME magazine is worth reading anymore and has not been worth reading for a long time.

The vote recount is still going on in California.
Now, there are votes "missing"...

Monsanto spent about 50 million dollars to defeat the labeling proposition 37.
What is in our foods? We have a right to know!
In Monsanto's advertising, the company blatantlylied!

Europe and other countries do not have GMO's in their country.

Monsanto has people in the USDA and in the FDA as well.
They are in there to help direct and promote their crappy and poisonous products.
And to sell tons of insecticides.

Monsanto has been on the top ten worst companies on Earth for years.

Ty, Vincenzo.

Jim P (3257)
Sunday December 9, 2012, 2:41 am

TIME magazine is NOT worth reading anymore...


Mari 's (1356)
Sunday December 9, 2012, 2:43 am

Kath P (9)
Sunday December 9, 2012, 3:19 am
I take Dr Oz with a pinch of salt

Nicole W (646)
Sunday December 9, 2012, 3:58 am
thanks Vincenzo!

Past Member (0)
Sunday December 9, 2012, 4:05 am
Corporate sponsorship issue?

Past Member (0)
Sunday December 9, 2012, 4:06 am
Thanks for the post.

Rock H (254)
Sunday December 9, 2012, 4:27 am
Buying organic produce is the best way currently to minimize consumption of GMOs. Dr. Oz has sold out.

. (0)
Sunday December 9, 2012, 5:54 am
Noted and shared. As always in these instances, if you want to know the real truth, follow the money!!

Sheryl G (360)
Sunday December 9, 2012, 5:57 am
Here is the hotlink to Angelika's posting she mentions above.
Please Sign This

We do not to get the pesticides out of the foods as well as the gmo's we should be concentrating on both, as well as the factory farms. I agree, for many people who are struggling just to eat, eating organic and paying the extra is hard for many to do. Also in the cities many people can't even find fresh veggies and fruit no matter what they are organic or not.

paul m (93)
Sunday December 9, 2012, 6:31 am

Can they afford organic foods ??

Past Member (0)
Sunday December 9, 2012, 6:45 am
Thanks Vincenzo. I read about his lame turn around comments....organics being for the elite and the 99% not being able to afford them...and he could afford safe, gourmet food. Rather like rubbing salt in a wound I'd say...thanks doc! I have never watched his program as I have little use for the medical profession but I did catch a segment online that one of my Reiki instructors sent he had a Reiki master on his show...and also said that his wife was a Reiki master. For those reasons my opinion of him improved over how I feel about doctors in general. Now I not only have no respect for him as an MD, but none as a human being either.

Ann B (60)
Sunday December 9, 2012, 6:51 am
noted - thanks for the info

Gloria p (304)
Sunday December 9, 2012, 7:12 am
I have never been an Dr. Oz worshipper anyway.

Yumana Yunes (197)
Sunday December 9, 2012, 7:13 am
I understand the affordability predicament. We've all had to make that choice at the market, and sadly it is heavily influenced by the pocket. The important point here is being aware of these issues, being united as a 99% that doesn't drink cool-aid anymore, we'll surely be a 99% that will change the world. In a not so distant future, children raised with this conscious mentality will be the ones making policy! One day, we won't have to worry where the wind is blowing because all the crops will be sustainable, organic, non gmo, and free from chemicals. "You might say I'm a dreamer. But I'm not the only one"

Ellen G (325)
Sunday December 9, 2012, 7:23 am
Dr. Oz is a corporate pimp. Watched his show once and found him to annoying for me. He is just the same as Dr. Phil. Hacks of the t.v. screen.

. (0)
Sunday December 9, 2012, 8:06 am
Noted. Very scary when he says one thing on his show like - eat only organic celery the regular kind is too full of pesticides --- then something opposite somewhere else. We all carry pesticides in our blood and then wonder why we all end up with cancer of one kind or another. I have lost all respect for him now.

Molly S (0)
Sunday December 9, 2012, 8:17 am
Dr Oz seems to have sold his soul. No surprise.

Constance F (418)
Sunday December 9, 2012, 8:31 am
Thank you for the post - and so many great comments here ! Bingo Kit, so many people turn to TV for info for everything, and it's so disheartening. And another child I know, 13 years old, recently diagnosed with Diabetes. The information has been there for quite some time, and parents still feed their children CRAP. A crime !

Past Member (0)
Sunday December 9, 2012, 9:25 am
Thank you Vincenzo. You are not the only dreamer. I also read about the voter fraud on Prop 37. I would prefer to believe that the wrong vote was a case of fraud and can be fixed. If it was a case of stupidity, that would be harder if not impossible to fix.Already signed the Food Democracy petition (thanks Sheryl).

Julie E (405)
Sunday December 9, 2012, 9:27 am
Noted. Thanks Vincenzo!

Gysele van Santen (213)
Sunday December 9, 2012, 10:03 am
noted, thnx, Vincenzo. i've always felt there was something about dr. oz that wasn't quite right. also signed the petition, thnx Sheryl.

Aaron Bouchard (158)
Sunday December 9, 2012, 10:14 am
Noted thanks

Petra M (259)
Sunday December 9, 2012, 10:22 am
Noted, thanks Vincenzo!

Olga V (18)
Sunday December 9, 2012, 10:41 am
Noted. Thank you Vincenzo!

Marcia Singer (1)
Sunday December 9, 2012, 11:04 am
I stopped listening to Dr. Oz a couple of years ago when it became evident that his celebrity status had gone to his head. Concerning organics vs non-organics, it was NEVER about the 'difference' in nutritional value. At least for me it has always been about the pesticides, growth hormones, and the inhumane treatment of factory farm animals. The only way in which this has become an issue of class is because organics are so much more expensive that their purchase is often not possible for some families. Not that they don't WANT to purchase better food. Simply because their financial situation doesn't allow it. It's easy to say 'just spend less money on something else,' but some families are already stretched to the limit and providing ANY food for themselves and their children is the best they can do. Implying that people should not purchase organics because it's 'elitist' to do so is the most ludicrous thing i've ever heard.

Lisa N (207)
Sunday December 9, 2012, 11:05 am
Noted, thanks Vincenzo!

Waltraud U (85)
Sunday December 9, 2012, 11:10 am
Thank you Vincenzo !

Dianna M (16)
Sunday December 9, 2012, 1:39 pm
Thanks to Dandelion for posting the link--I signed something like this not too long ago, and I remember the email from Alliance for Natural Health right after Prop 37 was defeated. Among all the other dirty tricks the pro-GMO group pulled, there was something about a mailing that included the FDA's logo, fabricating a quote from the FDA.

Past Member (0)
Sunday December 9, 2012, 1:41 pm
Basically, Dr Oz stated that Organic foods are great if one can afford to purchase them, but, the difference in cost is not "Democratic". Well, the exorbitant medical costs for effects from meat eating, obesity, pesticide ingestion, diabetes, cancers must be taken into account here, along with the infusion of toxins into virtually every element on this Earth Mother that is destroying life everywhere. The attitude and ignorance of humans also is a major factor. We simply MUST COMMUNICATE OUR INTELLIGENCE and WISDOM WITH OUR $$$$ and refuse to purchase anything that harms sentient life and contributes to the pollution and corruption of this planet. Corporations that damage will fold, and organic produce will be the only survivor, and will not be more expensive in the end if we all just join together and purchase EXCLUSIVELY the organics. Also, if we CONSUME LESS to begin with, organic does not cost more. We waste money whenever we purchase junk, flesh from animals, and eat too much!

David C (129)
Sunday December 9, 2012, 2:01 pm
Proud elitist....I rather minimize the exposure to poison (pesticides) to my family and our home (earth)

Sharon F (0)
Sunday December 9, 2012, 2:29 pm
Somebody should sue him. This is a lesson to turn off the TV, take a walk or go your public library and get something worthwhile to read.

Past Member (0)
Sunday December 9, 2012, 2:54 pm
We need a petition to get Oz off the air. He's obviously a traitor who has succumbed to advertising pressure!

Alice C (1797)
Sunday December 9, 2012, 3:51 pm
I grow organic herbs, figs, basil, veggies and more on our organic farm. I purchase organic when I can and by local when I can. The price of organic is not much. Just the seeds or plant. Some people container plant on thier patio, thier enclosed porches or even on the roof tops in the city. I like to serve my family organic food : )

Aletta Kraan (146)
Sunday December 9, 2012, 4:05 pm
Noted, thanks , !

Liz AWAY G (72)
Sunday December 9, 2012, 4:19 pm
Noted,thank you Vincenzo,great article.Liz Xx

Eternal G (745)
Sunday December 9, 2012, 5:37 pm
So, if I understand correctly; the Hippocratic oath turned into the Hypocritic oath... money talks....

Barbara K (60)
Sunday December 9, 2012, 6:49 pm
Geez, what is he thinking? Who is buying him now?

Mike H (252)
Sunday December 9, 2012, 7:27 pm
Dr. Oz has lost his credibility

reft h (66)
Sunday December 9, 2012, 9:48 pm
That is truly sad. I thought he was one of the more enlightened ones.

Sara Williams (8)
Sunday December 9, 2012, 10:36 pm
Wow. Monsanto and all those other companies must be paying him some huge bucks on the side to get a popular well known figure of "medicine" to promote their product. He shouldn't call himself a doctor.

Patricia H. (440)
Monday December 10, 2012, 12:45 am

Rose Becke (141)
Monday December 10, 2012, 1:29 am
Never liked him he has such a big EGO

Pamela V (3)
Monday December 10, 2012, 2:12 am
Why do most people trust what (any) Doctors say? They are nothing but a bunch of glorified dope pushers!!!

Michela M (3964)
Monday December 10, 2012, 4:54 am

. (0)
Monday December 10, 2012, 8:39 am
To our great misfortune to the law of the lion is doing the ignorance of the consumer or the low information implanted in our minds by the media to guide our purchases.
I have a dear friend in Italy who practices organic farming 100%, but this due to mutations of insects, pests and diseases (caused by agents chimnici that humans normally use) the remaining healthy for sale is about 20% of the product
This happens in Italy, but I think this is a global problem, environmentally friendly product must cost much more, if it has been cultivated in full respect of ecology, if this does not happen because someone is trying to sell products with the only adding of a sticker ecological brand and a major illicit gain.
Then about the university there really not be trusted, the projects are fully funded by industries / manufacturers, they do not want to know the truth to their consumers about the results of their productions.
And how can industri trying to change the cards on the table, Mr OZ is a common testimonial
Advice from a dear friend who have a farmer as a true friend?
Check that the product is actually environmentally friendly, be careful buy only this.
Great share thank you Vincenza, and Sara ana Philip for the fw

. (0)
Monday December 10, 2012, 8:41 am
Opps Vincenzo male - not female :-)

Marie Therese Hanulak (30)
Monday December 10, 2012, 10:17 am
I can't believe that Dr Oz would tell us to buy slow killing foods over organic.
If he said so, he must have been bought.

yumana y (1)
Monday December 10, 2012, 1:32 pm

Amanda A (201)
Monday December 10, 2012, 7:50 pm

Shae H (0)
Tuesday December 11, 2012, 1:05 pm
Consumers are becoming more aware of the chemicals and scientific research about chemicals placed into their foods finally, and now the greedy corporations are starting to get scared because they can feel it in their pockets. I believe at the end of the day an educated, well informed consumer will have the final determination to judge which one is better for their health: the organic, non-processed way. The greedy corporations are doing everything they can, but really... who can dispute all the piling research studies on chemicals being put into foods?

Linda W (174)
Wednesday December 12, 2012, 6:28 am
Oz can eat whatever makes him happy (i have a suggestion for him) Thanks Vincenzo

Farah H (153)
Wednesday December 12, 2012, 9:13 am
noted, thank you for the important information

Klaus Peters (14)
Tuesday December 18, 2012, 7:06 am
Since he is well known, he will make any comment for a $. Big mouth, no substance, we don't watch his show anymore for some time. Maybe Monsanto is paying him too. How can we trust this person.

Gina Caracci (219)
Sunday December 23, 2012, 9:47 am
Thanks Vincenzo for posting/sending this..

We just have to continue letting people know what the food industry is trying to cover up with disgusting amounts of money.

Id like to hear Dr Ozs explanation for the flip destroys everything anymore

Yumana Yunes (197)
Friday December 28, 2012, 12:54 pm
Study Confirms Dangers of GMO Foods:

Cyan Dickirs (9)
Wednesday February 13, 2013, 3:48 pm
I never read Time because it distorts everything. From what I read on Dr. Oz's blog dated 12/03/2012, I think the article must have been either selectively edited by Time or misread and/or misquoted. Dr. Oz has many times, recently, stated organic is better, but may not be affordable or easily accessed. He has listed organic foods that must be bought to minimize pesticides, and what foods have little or no pesticides, so can be okay conventional. There is canned salmon (red "sockeye" please) that is considered mercury free, and can be cheaper than fresh and more available and of course sardines There are organic options in frozen and canned goods. His blog points out that a decent, healthy diet can be obtained without the high priced gourmet shops. From the blog "In that moment I realized that the vast majority of people not only lack access and income to buy specialty organic foods, they are also simply unable to get fairly basic healthy items. I had long thought that the greatest barrier to eating healthy was cost, and that still remains a massive obstacle for most folks. But the issue of access was now crystal clear.
I needed to rethink how I was teaching America to make choices about their food. That meant teaching them to play the hand they were dealt, with cost, access and stark realities accounted for. Everyone in America, regardless of income, deserves to eat healthy and live a healthy life. However, as a physician, it would be irresponsible to recommend only gourmet or organic foods to serve this purpose. In a utopian society, this would work. However, the reality of the situation lies in the fact that I need to teach you how to make healthy choices in your local corner stores and supermarkets instead of the fancy gourmet stores.
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