Hey everyone, I was wondering where everybody stands on the raw/living foods lifestyle and the origins of the food choices we are making. This would apply to anyone really, raw vegan or not. It has really been on my mind when I buy young coconuts (which I love – but don’t buy often at all), bananas, kiwi, etc… I won’t place an exhaustive list but you know what I mean. There’s many things other exotic fruits, powders, etc. I don’t buy – I’ve wanted to – but I guess part of my reason for eating simply is not only the humanity of it all but the fact that I’m not placing huge demands on the planet. To have items shipped from all over the world to distributers here, then to have those things shipped to my house seems like such a demand on the environment in so many ways. I have been convicted of local and sustainable living since I first read the book, Diet for a Small Planet back in the ‘80’s. I’m trying to buy local (or at least U.S. grown) as much as possible which naturally leaves out many many raw food delicacies. And those imported items I do indulge in, I try to keep at a minimum. It’s amazing how little we really need, and when we contribute back into our community in holistic ways, we can reduce our demand even more. So, what do you think? I’m sincerely interested in your thoughts on this.