I just want to vent my frustration over the use of phrases like…
Not Really Raw
etc. I think you all know the type of phrases I am refering to. For me Raw is a very specific thing. Once any food item has been heated above body temperature, it changes. It is no longer Raw. There is no “Grey Area”.
To me it’s like saying “Mostly Pregnant”. How the heck can you be, “Mostly Pregnant”? You either are or you are not. Or like saying “technically vegan”. It’s either made with animal products or it is not. Vegan or Not Vegan. Raw or Not Raw. Pregnant or Not Pregnant.
Many of the most popular Raw sites and gurus use these terms often. Often when describing products they have for sale. They do this because if they were specific and said in the desciption that this item is “Not Raw”, we would all wonder why it is for sale on a Raw Food website.
If they say it’s “Not Technically Raw” it somehow seems OK. Even David Wolfe, who’s book “Nature’s First Law” proudly ends each chapter with the phrase… “Cooked Food Is Poison” sells his newest chocolate bar, using the phrase “Mostly Raw”. Why doesn’t he just say “Partially Poisonous”?
The mad rantings of a purist, sorry!