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California Almond Growers Informative - Almonds Mislabeled As Raw

Review by reallypeaved on 2008-01-24
Since last year, the California almond growers have been using propylene oxide, fumigant, and very dangerous chemical to process all almonds and yet they still label them raw! This is an outrageous public deception! And criminal.. They have literally ruined a most nutritious nut, the almond, to extend shelf life. Also they use pasturization process.

For those of us who are vegetarians and depend on nuts as a vital source of protien, this mislabeling is an outrage..The FDA is allowing them to get away with it. The only source of truly raw almonds, is to buy from independent farmers.

Please join forces to stop this labeling deception.
Comments:18 Replies - Latest reply on 2008-01-26
Posted by madconsumer on 2008-01-24:
well i guess you will buy other nuts then.

had the fda not approved these items for use, they would not be used. besides, if you prefer organic items, why are you concerned with what we other people eat?
Posted by Anonymous on 2008-01-25:
well if you depend on nuts as a vital source you have come to the right place.
Posted by Principissa on 2008-01-25:
If you are eating foods treated with pesticides than you are not eating organic food. Organic food is not treated with chemicals at all. I would give my business to the independent farmers. They will cost much less.
Posted by Hugh_Jorgen on 2008-01-25:
I thought raw meant uncooked - I don't see how treatment with a chemical can cause the almonds to become cooked.
Posted by Anonymous on 2008-01-25:
I rest my case.
Posted by Anonymous on 2008-01-25:
The FDA... yeah there's an unbiased source of helpful regulation. *rolls eyes*. I for one sleep better at night knowing an industry insider was appointed to run the agency. Moving on... Doesn't it just make you sad the amount of chemicals and unholy crud that's put in our food in the name of expediency and profit.

Lidman - LMAO!
Posted by Principissa on 2008-01-25:
FDA Stew you crack me up! My husband went out last night and got some apple juice for the kids, Motts apple juice. This morning I went to pour it for the boys and the bottle actually said "Apples grown in California." I'm thinking great a product produced here in the good ole US of A. Then underneath it said "Product of China." So they grow the apples here in the US. The bottle was made in Jersey. But the juice was made in China???! I hardly trust the Chinese to make toys that won't make my kids sick, why on Earth would I let them ingest anything that was made there. So I dumped the juice.
Posted by Anonymous on 2008-01-25:
I suggest the OP send Arnie a letter, he will fix the problem.
Posted by GothicSmurf on 2008-01-25:
Whoa, I can't eat nuts now?

FYI, OP, ORGANIC and VEGETARIAN are totally different things. Did you know that you can buy Organic meat? Oh, crap... What's a vegetarian like me to do?
Posted by reallypeaved on 2008-01-25:
ALMONDS MISLABELED RAW.. this is a public forum, and i put this information here to notify the public of this deception by the california almond growers and the FDA. the following link will allow enable you to sign a petition to stop this mislabeling. also explains the chemicals used in the processing of almonds since sept.07. i will post a site later that sells truely raw, organic almonds..i care about what i eat, if you don't, ignore this message!

http://www.gopetition.com/petitions/mandatory-almond-pasteurization-is-wrong.html
Posted by Mario The Great on 2008-01-26:
Peddle your wares elsewhere. www.my3cents.com is and isn't a public forum. They have removed posts before and can do so at their whim. It really surprises me that you're trying to live for 150 years. Why bother? Death comes at everyones door and you should embrace life. Before there were pesticides, pasteurization, medicines, oils, etc., what was the avg. lifespan of a human? 30-35 years? lol...Now it's 75-80? Ok, so if you want to live in a Logans Run type of World, go for it. In the meantime, pass me the Chicken Almonde catchatori, extra wine.
Posted by jktshff1 on 2008-01-26:
Ya ever notice how a vegetarians freezer is packed with things like tofu hotdogs, vegetarian hamburger etc and they all claim to taste like the real thing?
What wrong with this picture?
Posted by Anonymous on 2008-01-26:
For all of you health nuts, there is a new study out showing that people who jog live 3-4 years longer than people that do not jog. The problem is, they spend those 3-4 years jogging.
Posted by jktshff1 on 2008-01-26:
Gothic...graze? LOL!
Posted by Principissa on 2008-01-26:
jk my little sis is a vegetarian and she's got all that in her freezer. I tell her all the time, if you are eating something that tastes like meat, why not just eat the meat.
Posted by jktshff1 on 2008-01-26:
and expects you to fix vegetarian when she visits and won't fix you meat when you visit her! go figure!
Posted by Anonymous on 2008-01-26:
Hand her an empty plate and say, "Here, no meat in sight".
Posted by jktshff1 on 2008-01-26:
What kinda chemicals ya reckon they are putting in that stuff to make it taste different?

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