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Newsletter July 9, 2017:

Video: How to Grow a lot of Food in a Small Garden

Dear brothers and sisters,

More than ever, it is time for you to plant a garden, a victory garden, a garden for the human spirit. Proclaim with your garden that we must choose life in an increasingly dangerous world. Eventually and inevitably life will triumph. Take the first step, build your garden and proclaim your hope that the life at the grass roots will carry us through.

Here’s a magnificent video to help you get started:

With best wishes for good health to you and family,

Jesse Schwartz PhD
Living Tree Community Foods

Video Contest: Your Garden in Mid-Summer

We invite you to share the wonder of your garden with brothers and sisters. Tell us of your triumphs and successes with sweet corn, cucumbers and tomatoes. Share the joy and deep satisfaction you receive upon harvesting the fruits of your labor. Tell us of the salads you create from lettuce, chard, kale and parsley.

We are offering as a prize a $150 gift certificate.

Put it all together as a video walking tour. Contest ends August 6th.

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Featured Item: Organic Cashew Butter 16oz On Sale In July!!!

A $18.99 Value – Yours for $16.99!!!

And remember if you buy three jars or more you get an additional 10% discount.

This Cashew Butter is sweet and creamy. It’s made from Organic Cashews and our raw Organic Almond Oil. It’s perfect with when paired with cucumbers, celery or even peppers. It’s also a great topping for fruits and desserts. What a delightful way to add some variety to your lunches!

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We Are Seeking an Alive, Organic Sales Manager

We are seeking a person of spirit: wholehearted and enthusiastic. Someone with first hand experience in sales and marketing of alive, organic and kosher food.

At Living Tree Community Foods we manufacture organic nut butters, oils and chocolates.

We are an ethical business and treat our colleagues and clients with kindness and respect. We have been established for over 38 years. We invite you to visit our website to learn more about our work

Our office is located in lively north Berkeley.

Alive Bonus Program – Heritage Olive Oil and Gold-Tipped Medjool Dates for the Month of July

Heritage Olive Oil has a polyphenol (antioxidant) content of 404 parts per million compared to 222ppm for most other olive oils.

New! Items For July

Gold Tipped Medjool Dates (California) – Sundried & Organic

These beautiful dates are a vitalizing treat as a dessert or snack. Firmer and with more depth of flavor. Pack them along when traveling or hiking. Its easy to remove the pits and use for a wealth of culinary applications. Great addition to school lunches. Grown by California Family Farmers.




California Almond Flour – Alive & Organic

We produce this almond Meal from our California almonds grown by family farms. Rejoice in its moist, oily aliveness. What wonderful raw, alive cookies and cakes you will make! Combine with honey, chopped dates and raisins for a raw, alive pie shell. You’ll think of so many other creative uses!




Chocolate Coconut Barque – Alive & Organic

We invite you to set sail for the expanses as you take a taste of our sublime Organic Chocolate Coconut Barque. Alive, organic coconut embraces the very best alive, organic chocolate in this exceptional treat. We have added organic vanilla powder and coconut sugar to bring out the rich and delicate flavor of our alive cacao. Crispy organic quinoa puffs ensure a slight and satisfying crackle and crunch with each bite! Take a deep breathe, open a pack of Living Tree’s Chocolate Coconut Barque, and relish in the surprising and delightful taste and texture of this unique dessert.




Quinoa Crisp Brazil Nut Bliss Chocolate Bar – Organic

We celebrate the joy of being alive, with Quinoa Crisp, a chocolate with a Brazil Nut Butter center. Our Alive, Organic Brazil Nut Butter is made from Brazil Nuts gathered in the pristine forests of Amazonia. Below that is a layer of alive, organic caramel created from maple sugar, dates, pecans, cacao, maple syrup and honey. Then follows a layer of puffed quinoa.




Breakfast in Berkeley – Almond Blueberry Muesli

Awaken to the snap, crackle and pop of quinoa puffs, the luxuriance of blueberry and the delight of alive cacao! Rouse your creative energies! We invite you to celebrate vitality! Start your day organically with quinoa, almonds, chocolate, Medjool dates, sundried raisins, cranberries, blueberries, flaxseeds, and chocolate blended with Kona Gold Wilelaiki Blossom Honey.




Mango Cheeks – The New Crop Has Just Arrived

They are dried in an evaporative cooling system and the pulp temperature never exceeds 95 degrees Fahrenheit. Moist and Chewy. Very sweet.




Flax Seed Flour – Alive, Organic and Grown by American Farmers

High in Fiber, but Low in Carbs. One of the most extraordinary benefits of flax seeds is that they contain high levels of mucilage gum content. Mucilage is a gel-forming fiber that is water soluble and has incredible benefits on the intestinal tract. The mucilage can keep food in the stomach from emptying too quickly into the small intestine which can increase nutrient absorption.




Macadamia Butter – Alive & Organic

Yes! Brothers and sisters! Alive, Organic Hawaiian Macadamia Butter is back! Our Organic Macadamia Butter has a rich, milky flavor that will delight your tastebuds. Created from Alive, Organic Hawaiian Macadamia Nuts.




Macadamaia Nuts (Hawaiian) – Alive & Organic

Macadamia nuts contain a significant level of protein, comprising essential and non-essential amino acids. Our macadamias are crisp, fresh and alive!




July Victory Garden Sale


10% off this month’s featured items (Remember, if you buy 3 or more of any Living Tree manufactured product, you get an additional 10% off!)


Walnut Butter – Alive & Organic

We make our Organic Walnut Butter by slicing raw walnuts into a luxurious spread then seasoning it with a little Royal Himalayan Pink Crystal Salt. Try this delicious Walnut Butter on apple slices or carrot sticks, with a few raisins or a little honey drizzled on top.




Coconut Butter – Alive & Organic

Our alive coconut butter is created from alive coconut. Savor its fragrance. Ponder its texture.





Black Sesame Tahini – Alive & Organic

Our Organic Raw Black Sesame Tahini is a glorious, shining black. Made from organic UNHULLED black sesame seeds.The taste is profoundly sesame – robust and enlivening. This is our original creation (others have since tried to copy it). We presented it to the organic food industry at the Natural Products Expo in Anaheim, California in March 2003. People were delighted, they called it “caviar”!




Dear brothers and sisters,The advent of robot in the workplace is beginning to affect us all. It is nothing less than a new industrial revolution. We’ve asked our two glorious interns, Morris and Jerry, to write something about it.


Since industrial revolution, people started to use machine to produce products. Nowadays, robotic machines are very common in every factory. In 2013, the Oxford Martin School released a report that looked automation of work, assessing the likelihood that robots and other technologies would replace humans. It concluded that 702 job categories examined, 47% were susceptible to automation within the next 20 years. The report completely upended our ideas about the future of work.

According to National Bureau of Economic Research(NBER) report.In the US between 1990 and 2007, the addition of each robot into manufacturing industries resulted in the loss on average of 6.2 human jobs. it also indicates automation decreased producing cost by twenty-five to fifty percent. The report says,”we estimate large and robust negative effects of robots on employment.”

​Within years studied, robots were responsible for the loss of up to 670,000 manufacturing jobs in the States, this number could rise as more companies are expected to turn to industrial robots in the coming years. According to CNNMoney, 38% of jobs in U.S , 35% in Germany, 30% in U.K, and 21% in Japan are at risk of automation currently.

Another report from Natural News suggests, artificial intelligence is set to replace 50 percent of all jobs in the next 10 years especially in medicine and health area. For example, robots could remind patients to take medications and transmit remote diagnosis and checkups to doctors from the comfort of patients’ homes. Even in education, AI could replace a lot of basic teaching functions. This report also emphasizes that “AI will be the most significant innovation in all of human tech revolutions combined such as electricity, the industrial revolution, internet, mobile internet.”

On the other hand, Australian economic commentator, Ross Gittins, ran a similar line in a strongly worded piece decrying so-called ”futurologists” for scaring everyone about job losses. He wrote, “improving the productivity of a nation’s labour increases its real income. When that income is spent, jobs are created somewhere in the economy. Technological advance doesn’t destroy jobs, it displaces them from one part of the economy to another.” For instance, after ATM existed, many people thought bank teller would be replaced by machine. But in fact, it didn’t replace bank teller’s job.

This claim was as much a guess about the future of work as anything offered by dreaded “futurologists”, but the NBER report makes it even more tenuous. It emphasizes that there is only a very limited set of offsetting employment increases in other industries and occupations.

However, leading tech firms such as Microsoft and IBM claim: That nothing can replace human interaction. Renowned technologist Kai-Fu Lee acknowledged that touching a person’s heart and creativity are things that machines could never accomplish. Like your favorite football team win the champion, designers design skyscrapers, and lawyers fight for their clients.

Robotization is unavoidable. With millions of jobs at risk, how do we stay competitive? what should laborers do? And how do we distribute wealth in the future? Whether we like it or not, Robotization is coming, and we will have to find a way to adopt to it.

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