Newsletter - October 3, 2021

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Dear brothers and sisters,

Never before have we been confronted with the possibility of permanently altering and corrupting the gene pool of virtually every species. Everything from bacteria to butterflies, from algae to animals can be intrinsically changed. Once released these genetically modified organisms can self propagate and are permanent changed– there is no recall.

Gene editing was once a very imprecise and expensive process, scientists can now go into DNA, the code of existence, and essentially cut and paste it at specified places. CRISPR is a cheap, simple and efficient method.

But it leads inevitably to hundreds of unexpected mutations.When you make a genetic alteration there is a potential for unintended effects, for the simple fact that when you alter one or two genes in a genome the side effects ripple through the whole genome.

The effects are very unpredictable. The intended change may have unintended effects. Moreover, there is little or no regulation. It’s a free-for-all.

To put this in perspective, 700 years ago, Rabbi Moshe ben Nachman, a profound student of Scripture, pondered the words in the Book of Leviticus, thou shall not let thy cattle gender with a diverse kind.  Also, thou shalt not sow thy field with two kinds of seed which in the opinion of the commentators constitutes a prohibition against grafting diverse kinds of trees or trees and vegetables. In our opinion, this is, in effect a prohibition against genetic modification. The Rabbi goes on to conjecture that plants have their foundation in higher forces that regulate their growth. He quotes with approval, “there is not a single kind of herb that does not have a constellation in heaven which smites it and says to it “Grow.” He goes on to say, “all plants have their foundations in higher [forces], and it is from there that the Eternal commanded them the blessing, even life forever. (Psalms 133:3)Thus he who mixes different kinds of seeds, denies and throws into disorder the work of Creation”.

From this we can glimpse the enormity that genetic modification is perpetrating. It is nothing less than an assault on the foundations of existence.         

The video we are presenting features some savants knowingly discussing the threat.

Let us close on a positive note by recalling the words of the mighty thinker who said, ”Mankind never sets itself a problem it can not solve”.

Jesse Schwartz

Living Tree Community Foods

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Recipe: FullyRaw Apple Pie

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Yummy yummy yummy I got pie in my tummy! There's no better pie to bring to a holiday feast to share with family and friends! I hope that you enjoy my special twist on this classic pie! It's raw, vegan, and simply delicious!

Approximately 10 apples of your choice (Fuji or Honeycrisp)

3-4 pounds of pitted dates
Raw dried figs (fresh figs work as well)

Directions for the crust:
In a food processor, combine the dried figs and approx. 2 lbs of dates until it reaches a cookie dough consistency.
Press this crust into the bottom of your pie pan dish.

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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!)
Black Sesame Tahini – Alive and Organic

Living Tree Community Foods Organic Black Sesame Tahini is created in Berkeley, California from alive, raw organic black sesame seeds grown by family farmers. We make it by slicing raw black sesame seeds into a luxurious spread then adding organic black sesame oil. An excellent source of calcium.

“Call Of The Wild” White Clover Honey – Alive & Organic

Living Tree Community Foods raw, alive and organic Clover Honey has a rich, buttery flavor. Try on a slice of apple or pear. Blend into almond or coconut milk. Lends itself to alive confections like chia seed pudding.

Nutritional Yeast (Large Flake) – Organic

Living Tree Community Foods Organic Nutritional Yeast is a flavor enhancer that offers naturally occurring vitamins, minerals, and micro-nutrients. These large flakes are a bit spicier and have more yeast flavor than other nutritional yeast. A favorite for adding savory flavor to soups, sauces, gravies, and prepared foods where umami flavor is needed.

New! Items For October

Tahini - Alive and Organic

Back in stock! From New Crop sesame seeds just harvested.

Living Tree Community Foods Organic Sesame Tahini is created in Berkeley, California from alive, raw organic sesame seeds grown by Mexican family farmers. It is produced slowly, in small batches, to give it a wondrous, creamy texture. Imagine it in hummus, alive pies, or combined with organic honey for a deliciously decadent halva.

Cherry & Honey Filled Chocolate Bars - Organic

Living Tree Community Foods Organic Cherry & Honey Filled Chocolate Bars are a true delight. We make chocolate from scratch and fill it with a smooth cherry and honey mixture. Kids and adults alike will love it.

Opportunities at Living Tree Community Foods

Sales Manager - We are seeking a sales manager; ideally with 3-5 years of experience in the food industry. Perfect for someone in empathy with alive, organic foods.

Internship - If you are contemplating a career in the organic food industry, why not begin with an internship. Work side by side with us in sales and marketing. We also offer hands-on experience in making nut butters, oils and chocolates.

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