Thursday, April 05, 2007

No More Raw Almonds

California Almond Board To Cook All Almonds

The California Almond Board has decided to pasteurize all almonds. Needless to say I'm not for this policy as this process will in effect cook the almonds and therefore make them less than ideal. This new policy will eliminate almonds from the diet of raw foodists. At least California grown almonds which are the world's largets supply of almonds.

Here's an email sent from Living Tree Community Foods

Almond pasteurization protest

Dear Friend,

California Almond Board has passed a mandatory almond pasteurization order on
Friday, March 30th. It mandates that all almonds be pasteurized. This is a gross
insult to the live food movement and to organic farming.

enlightened and progressive California Certified Organic Farmers has the power
to contest this. Please write to Peggy Miars, Executive Director
Ask her to mobilize and protest. Speak from your heart and send us a

Jesse Schwartz
Living Tree Community

Here's something else you can do. If you want to still eat raw almonds then you should fill out this petition below.

For all the details of this plan that was already passed with little consumer notification, please read this page.

Take a minute to make your opinion known and the California Almond Board just might change their minds.

To Your Radiant Health, Happiness and Fitness, Roger Haeske

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