For orders over $100, we are offering a bonus of one pound of Medjool Dates. This is in addition to our Alive Bonus Program of Heritage Olive Oil and dates.
Rejoice with your Medjool Dates. A treasure created by California family farmers. Just right for hiking, backpacking and school lunches!
Video: Synthetic Biology, the Latest Affront
Dear brothers and sisters,
The power to modify the wellsprings of life has reached a new level with the advent of a gene editing technology called CRISPR. One can sit down at a computer and type in a DNA structure and behold it will materialize. Furthermore, its not only a matter of plants but of insects, animals and even humans. One hears of plans to eradicate mosquitoes, moths and mice using gene editing. It is tragic that the fabric of existence is being torn asunder and this for objects- the most narrow, vulgar and crass-to produce a franken-salmon ready for market in one year instead of three, an apple that won’t brown upon slicing, soybeans resistant to weed killers so that they can be inundated with impunity.
These issues are unprecedented and require a considerable grasp of biology and other sciences and yet people are coming forth with this knowledge. The issues are intricate, complex and esoteric yet those who grasp them are out-going, articulate and vivacious- as befits champions of life. As one of the mightiest thinkers said, “mankind never sets itself a problem it can solve”.
Here they are then defending aliveness on behalf of all of us- we invite you to watch the magnificent seminar which occurred at the “Soil not Oil” conference held in Richmond, California, last year. In addition to their words note their body language- these people are alive!
This video renews our faith that renewal will spring from the grassroots despite the gathering darkness.
We close with words of Lincoln, “Why should there not be a patient confidence in the ultimate justice of the people? Is there any better or equal hope in the world?”
With so much appreciation and respect,
Jesse Schwartz PhD President Living Tree Community Foods
Featured Item: Black Sesame Oil
Created from UNHULLED organic black sesame seeds. This is a fragrant and delicious oil. Try it on a broccoli bud or celery stick. It is a highly concentrated expression of UNHULLED Black Sesame Seeds and digests immediately.
It is an energy rejuvenator and is thus a remedy for a tired and aching body. This fragrant oil is a wonderful moisturizer for the skin.
Unheated, unfiltered, cold pressed from American grown sunflower seeds. One of the primary reasons for the growing popularity of sunflower oil is its impressive fatty acid content, which includes palmitic acid, stearic acid, oleic acid, and linoleic acid. Fatty acids are extremely important in maintaining health.
We have combined creamy cashews and buttery macadamias to make you ecstatic. We’ve added a touch of our Call of the Wild Honey and a pinch of Royal Himalayan Pink Crystal Salt. Try it on a slice of apple!
It is our delight to offer this Hawaiian treasure gathered from macadamia blossoms. Profoundly rich, thick and satisfying.
To some inspired tastes, its flavor is redolent of macadamia nuts. Gathered by family farmers deeply committed to sustainable and regenerative agriculture in a pristine, remote locale on the Big Island of Hawaii.
Magnificent, large Medjool dates. 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. What a wonderful gift idea! A farming family in southern California grows these majestic dates. You’ll be pleased with their quality.
A delightful pumpkin seed spread made from pumpkin seeds grown by American family farmers. Very nourishing and energizing. A balanced source of good protein. Try it on fruit slices and on flax crackers.
We have combined chia seeds with Oregon grown Blueberries, California cherries and Cranberries. We’ve also added Black Sesame Oil (more than 60% omega-3 fatty acid), honey and a dash of Royal Himalayan Pink Crystal Salt.
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”!
Defining and Maintaining Organic Standards
by Bonnie North
(WUWM) Entering a grocery store, buyers are often bombarded with seemingly all-important yet ill-defined terms; words like “organic”, “sustainable”, or – perhaps the most pernicious culprit – “natural.”
But what do these terms actually mean? And how can consumers know if the foods they’re buying – usually at a premium – were grown or raised in an organic environment?
The US Department of Agriculture, or USDA, is tasked with setting minimum organic standards that farms of all sizes must meet, and then ensuring compliance with those standards.
“Starting in 2002, federal regulations were governed to create a minimal standard for organic. So in a nutshell it means: for a minimum of three years before having the right to use that label, a farmer must shun almost all use of toxic agrochemicals. In terms of caring for their animals, it means there are no antibiotics and many other drugs, like synthetic parasiticides, poisons that might end up in the tissue of the animal, or the milk, or the meat, or eggs. And certainly no genetically engineered organisms, either in the feed for the animals or pharmaceuticals,” explains Mark Kastel, co-founder of the Wisconsin-based Cornucopia Institute.
How the Obesity Epidemic Got Started, and How We Can End It
(Mercola) “Fed Up,” narrated by Katie Couric, investigates the misinformation touted by the processed food industry, and how these fallacies have created (and continue to drive) the global obesity epidemic. This includes the lies you’ve been told about calories and diet versus exercise, government subsidies that support the junk food industry, and government policies that prop up the processed food industry even though they’re harming public health.
As noted by Couric, obesity has been a topic of discussion for the last 30 years. Entire industries have grown around it. All sorts of diets and exercise programs have promised lasting results. Yet the problem has continued to balloon, seemingly out of control. In 2014, the obesity rate among American adults hit 38 percent — a 3 percent increase from 2012. Researchers looking at obesity rates around the world note that for the first time in history, obese people now outnumber those who are underweight.
One in 5 American deaths is now associated with obesity,6 and the younger you are, the greater obesity’s influence on your mortality. Considering one-third of American children between the ages of 2 and 19 are now overweight or obese, chronic disease and mortality rates will likely climb dramatically in coming decades.
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