I’m a 100% raw foodist, and I’m really horrid! Are you?
This morning I dared to complain to a raw food company that some of the food in the Ã¢â‚¬Ëœraw food sectionÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ of their website wasnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t raw, at all, (eg the muesli contained roasted hemp, the almond drink contained rice, and (sure, obviously not raw) Ã¢â‚¬Â¦dried pasta) Ã¢â‚¬â€œ in other words, weÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re not talking about the fine points of agave nectar processing here! The strongest word I used was Ã¢â‚¬ËœdisappointedÃ¢â‚¬â„¢, I put the pasta in capitals, and used one or two explanation marks.
The company, who I have always supported in the past, sent by return e-mail a blistering attack on me, reducing me to tears (yes, I know Ã¢â‚¬â€œ IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m over-sensitive!), accused me of being Ã¢â‚¬ËœaggressiveÃ¢â‚¬â„¢, used the term Ã¢â‚¬Ëœraw food policeÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ (oh that one again!) and referred to me as Ã¢â‚¬Ëœpeople like youÃ¢â‚¬â„¢.
Although it was horrible to receive this from those I had thought of as friends, it did drive me to write an article that has been a long time building upÃ¢â‚¬Â¦
Have any raw foodists (thatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s the kind that donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t eat any cooked food Ã¢â‚¬â€œ you know, as people used to understand the term?) felt more criticised for their food choices within the raw food community than outside it?
If so, youÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re not alone. HereÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s my blog article on this today (with thanks to XXXX Ã¢â‚¬â€œ the company who shall remain nameless).
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Love, Debbie Took