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      Protect your nuts!!

      New FDA Law Requires Organic Almond Pasteurization
      From Rich Johansen
      8-21-7

      Today, Monday, August 20, 2007 many Almond Farmers attended a meeting
      in Modesto, California that sealed the future of Almond crops
      everywhere. What food will be next?

      Description/ History -

      Starting in August or September of 2007, raw almonds available in the
      USA, Canada and Mexico, will no longer be "truly raw" due to a
      mandate passed by the USDA, FDA and the California Almond Board,
      announcing that all almonds including organic must be pasteurized.
      This means that the Almond farmer will have to truck thousands of
      pounds of almonds to one of the five facilities that are already set
      up for the pasteurization process and then truck them back again to
      the processing plant. Besides having a vital part of our food supply
      pasteurized- -against our will, it will now have a huge cost attached
      to it. Information is available at the following link:

      http://www.almondbo ard.com/Programs /content. cfm
      ?ItemNumber= 890&snItemNumber =450

      Action Plan and Pasteurization - Frequently Asked Questions

      The problem is the law has been passed with little public input (if
      any) or notification whatsoever.

      In addition, all pasteurized almonds available in the marketplace
      will still be labeled as raw almonds. Can this be considered
      fraudulence or an outright lie? Are you willing to give up your food
      freedom choices?

      The primary reasons for passing this law are two isolated outbreaks
      of salmonella, in conjunction with conventional almond farms a few
      years ago. To the best of our knowledge no salmonella outbreaks have
      EVER been associated with organic almonds.

      Within the past 10 years tomatoes, spinach, green onions, peanuts,
      grapes, melons, lettuce, and sprouts have all been linked to
      salmonella outbreaks. Does that mean we should eliminate all fresh
      produce? Absolutely not!!! But they are going to try.

      Almonds, the heartbeat of all nuts, literally, have been associated
      with reduced risk of heart disease, a rich source of calcium,
      magnesium, vitamin E, protein, fiber and antioxidants to name a few .
      These amazing and life enhancing health benefits, will be
      devastatingly reduced if not completely eliminated in the
      pasteurization process.

      Three of the potential suggested methods of pasteurization are:

      - Propylene Oxide (PPO) Fumigation (propylene oxide was also used as
      an insecticidal fumigant till 1988 when its registration was
      terminated. California Prop.65 rates PPO as a CARCINOGEN. (Cited from
      www.mbow.org)

      - High Heat (which degrades the integrity of the nuts and enzyme
      structure).

      - Steam Pasteurization (will also further devalue the nutrients,
      enzyme activity and antioxidants. )

      This is a call to all those who care about their health, we need to
      join forces by bringing this to the attention of everyone from the
      mass media to the common consumer before it goes any further than
      almonds! It is our basic right to choose unprocessed foods!

      We have created a petition that we will present to the California
      Almond Board, the FDA and the USDA.

      Go to http://www.livingnu tz.com and click on the almond
      pasteurization petition link on the front of our page and sign your
      name as well as your state, town and zipcode.

      E-mail us at: info@livingnutz. com. This e-mail address is being
      protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it with
      any other questions, media relations, ideas or information you may
      have relevant to this cause.

      Just say NO! Shout it, write it. Do not put up with this crime
      against humanity!!!

      Dr. Janet Rueger [mailto:jlrueger@foothill. net]

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      Protect your nuts!!

      OMG!!
      I can't believe this! My precious almonds! And we were just talking on another thread about the goodness of soaking almonds to awaken the dormant life within the seed - but that's not going to work with a pasteurized nut!
      And where will they stop! Dammit!!

      I am so upset!! Hell yes, I'm going to sign that petition, and pass it around.
      thanks Det.

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      Protect your nuts!!

      geeze is nothing sacred?

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      Protect your nuts!!

      That's really upsetting. Can "foreigners" protest too?

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      Protect your nuts!!

      I work in marketing for a small independent chain of grocery stores. We sell a lot of natural and organic foods, so have many shoppers who truly care about the food they eat. We sell tons of raw almonds in our bulk foods departments... and this morning I suggested to my boss and the natural food boss that we put something out for our customers to know about this.
      Why not? I've written pieces for our customers on GMOs. We refuse to sell farmed salmon. Etc. If we really care about the food we offer our customers we can't just let our nuts get screwed?
      (um, that didn't sound quite right,,, but you know what I mean... LOL)

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      Protect your nuts!!

      I just like the title :H

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      Protect your nuts!!

      I agree with Ima. We cannot let our nuts get screwed.

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      Protect your nuts!!

      I refuse screwed nuts.

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