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Sunday, August 26, 2007

Say Goodbye To Raw And Organic Almonds

USDA has quietly approved a new regulation that will effectively end distribution of raw almonds. The regulation is scheduled to go into effect in just a few short days on September 1st, unless thousands of consumers take action now.

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Under pressure from industrial agriculture lobbyists, the USDA has quietly approved a new regulation that will effectively end distribution of raw almonds, while putting many smaller almond farmers out of business. The regulation is scheduled to go into effect on September 1st, unless thousands of consumers take action now. The rule requires pasteurization of almonds, including organic, yet allows those same almonds to continue to be labeled as "raw". Nutritionists point out that raw, organic almonds are far superior, in terms of nutrition, to pasteurized almonds. One of the FDA-recommended pasteurization methods involves the use of propylene oxide, which is classified as a carcinogen in California and is banned in Canada, Mexico, and the European Union. Organic and family-scale almond farmers are protesting the proposed rule, saying it will effectively put them out of business, since the minimum price for the pasteurization equipment is $500,000.

[Rob's Note:]
Not to mention that people who know about this won't eat the Almonds anymore. Where do they get off messing with my foods. Geesh, let me make my own fucking decisions about this. I want the raw almond... I'll take care of cleaning it myself. How dare you, the Government get involved in my food supply.

The Authentic Almond Project

California-grown raw almonds may soon no longer be available. A new USDA mandate requires raw almonds to be sanitized through treatment processes that the industry generously describes as “pasteurization.”

The rule requires "pasteurization of almonds" with a toxic fumigant or treatment with high-temperature heat. The scheme imposes significant financial burdens on small-scale and organic growers, lacks scientific justification, damages domestic almond markets, and does not address the unsustainable methods used on the industrial-scale almond orchards where the only traced-back Salmonella outbreak occurred. And the treated almonds can still be deceptively labeled as “raw!”

Click here to read the full news story on this issue.


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At 11:37 AM, Blogger dominic said...

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At 4:12 PM, Anonymous LS said...

I had no idea. That is awful! I'm sure raw vegans will be upset since "raw" food is supposed to be--you know--unpasturized and RAW!

At 4:19 PM, Anonymous Rob said...

Yep, pisses me off

Going to have to be a renegade and grow our own illegal almonds.

They might end up treating us like pot growers and put us in jail for not cooking the shit out of our Almonds and killing all the good nutrients that are in it


Hide your Raw Almonds from the Government


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