Comment on Can we really trust the word raw on food labels? by Anita Lo Iacono.
While it would be great if all companies were honest, I think that it’s unrealistic to think that would happen. If one wants to be sure that their food is raw, why not just eat local fruits, vegetables, etc.? Cacao is lovely but hardly necessary for survival or health. What’s wrong with local (or, in my case , living in Alaska ) semi-local fruit for making lovely scrumptious desserts? Being “low income”, I stick to local, in season fruits and veggies. I can get a lot of organic apples for the price of a little cacao…and noone is talking about the “slavery” component of cacao (chocolate).I think that a lot of people who would be interested in raw food are discouraged by the apparent need for equipment (i.e. food dehydrator, juicer etc). What’s wrong with just water to drink and fruits, veggies, sprouts, nuts etc.? Use your imagination and these exotic ingredients needing to be “trusted” become unnecessary AND you’ll save LOTS of money on ingredients and equipment not to mention the keeping of packaging and broken electrical gadgets out of landfills!!!