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Anthony Bourdain, Woody Harrelson, and raw food...

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Anthony Bourdain, food journalist, must feel quite threatened by the raw food movement.  His anger gives him away.  He is furious at Woody Harrelson for refusing to eat cooked food in Thailand.  Thailand is famous for having the best coconuts and durians in the world; maybe Woody was saving his appetite for true native Thai food. 

Raw food is about health and wellbeing.  Cooked food causes disease and raw food supports health.  Many people don't want to acknowledge this because they are so attached or addicted to eating what they've always eaten. 

In An Interview with Anthony Bourdain, Mr Bourdain says that raw food (as Charlie Trotter prepares it) is "incredibly expensive. Highly extravagant and difficult."  In reality, a healthy raw food diet is neither expensive nor difficult.  A simple raw food diet consisting of fruit, vegetables, seeds, and nuts is simple, economical, and very satisfying.  Charlie Trotter's raw cuisine is great for special occasions.

If Mr Bourdain wants to continue eating foie gras and watching monkeys get hooked to car batteries in the name of science and health, then let him.  He'll never convince me that that eating fresh coconuts and durian is less healthy than eating the cooked swollen liver of a tortured goose.  Healthy acts produce health.  

Posted on Tuesday, June 6, 2006 at 12:00PM by Registered CommenterStephen Parker | Comments8 Comments

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Bravo Stephen! Keep up the excellent work in support of the raw lifestyle!

July 30, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterMarc Anthony Hatsis
I do not think you are right. If you research a little you'll find out that the process of making foie gras at present times does not inflict any damages or pain in animals. You must understand that goose's body doesnt work like humans body. I understand you are a supporter of raw food, thats you decition, but i dont think its right to say things that you really dont know about.

"Each feeding takes only a few seconds and the pressure applied has been studied to be non-injurious to the duck. A funnel is inserted down the duck’s esophagus which deposits food as it is drawn out of the esophagus. Ducks do not have a gag reflex, throat or stomach, and the esophagus serves as a holding area for the feed while it is digested. The duck’s esophagus, as with any waterfowl such as the blue heron, which is able to swallow large, live fish, is expandable and pliable. For these reasons, the feeding is not harmful to the animal, as proven by scientific studies"

i recomend you to research a little, i dont mean to disrespect you or your beliefs, but i think theres nothing more unfair and senseless than critizicing something you really dont know about.

Please check this website so you know im not maiking stuff up (http://www.artisanfoiegras.com/about)
and theres a lot of other ones that corroborate this.
April 17, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterFRU
So if we remove gag reflexes from you it is okay to shove food down your throat and then killing you for your liver? If it isn´t why would it be fair to do it to the goose?
April 22, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAndre
Fru, Thanks for your comments. I'm not sure what you mean by "harmless." Do you mean there is no physical pain? If so, how do you know if a goose is experiencing pain or not? Gag reflex or not, I don't believe that there is no unwanted discomfort when a goose has a tube put down its throat against its will. Also, what about the discomfort of being forcefully over fed and becoming over weight? Stephen
April 22, 2008 | Registered CommenterStephen Parker
I am new here, actually found this site today, but I have to respond to the callous, unethical post above.To say "If you research a little you'll find out that the process of making foie gras at present times does not inflict any damages or pain in animals is a PURE LIE, and has no place on a this site or anywhere else, and is quite sickening.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=32815SIgq1A&feature=related.
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