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Lighten up Juliano, Bio Fuels and Raw Food Costs, Soul Searching needed here...

Breakfast- 1 pint blueberries, 1 lb red seedless grapes

Lunch- 1 banana, almost 1/2 watermelon

In a brief review of Juliano's restaurant, Jonathan Gold, who "was thrilled by...Juliano’s level of flavor," also wrote that maybe raw cuisine might benefit from a more simple approach.  Gold writes, "I found myself wearied by the excessive remaking of everything. Juliano, with all his talent, may be trying too hard. A few islands of simplicity might have gone a long way to relieve the unabashed fussiness of his non-cooking."  These are my sentiments also.  One might ask the question, if raw food is so great then why do people feel compelled to chop, grind, blend, and process it to the point that it bears no resemblance to it's original form?

Will increased use of bio fuels cause increased food prices?  Will land that is currently used to grow food crops be sacrificed for bio fuel crops?  Its an interesting thought.  According to the U.K's. Farmer's Weekly Interactive, "Increased production of bio fuels will lead to higher food prices and a negative impact on diet, Unilever, the UK’s biggest food producer has claimed."  Has anyone considered using less fuel?  I hear almost nothing about the need to cut fuel consumption.  In fact, I recently read that America's fuel consumption is increased from just one year ago.  Would we really rather drive our vehicles than grow the food that we need to survive?

No matter what we choose to eat there are far reaching ramifications.  What we choose to eat affects our health and the health of planet earth.  I wonder what the difference would be in the amount of total energy required to produce a large meal at McDonald's vs. a raw food dinner. Do we really want health and wellbeing?  Then why is it at times such a challenging choice?  Deep soul searching and self examination are required if we are to consistently make health supporting decisions regarding our food.  Is there anyone in our government who understands these issues?  As individuals first and then as nations, we must be engaged in this soul searching process in order to have peace and the quality of life that we so casually say we desire.  

Posted on Friday, August 11, 2006 at 10:37AM by Registered CommenterStephen Parker | Comments2 Comments

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Vis a vis this comment above Stephen: Balance, agility, coordination, flexibility, and good mechanics all develop if you practice them, and wane if you do not.

I've been doing yoga on and off for a long time. Sometimes off will be a couple of years. Always when I go back I am more flexible, stronger, and my balance is better. It's my experience that as my daily experience encourages me to be ever more flexible, stronger and better balanced, it shows up in my yoga practice too.

We always need to attend to mind first.

August 27, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterSun-Rose
I agree. Everything begins in/with mind.
August 28, 2006 | Registered CommenterStephen Parker

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