Posted in Labeling

Contains No Animal Products (CNAP)

CONTAINS ANIMAL PRODUCTS (CAP)

CONTAINS NO ANIMAL PRODUCTS (CNAP)


ANIMALS ARE ALLERGENS.

If you’re allergic to fur, then you’re allergic to skin. If you’re allergic to skin, then you’re allergic to flesh. If you’re allergic to flesh, then you’re allergic to blood.

All humans are sensitive to animal products. You have an animal sensitivity. Every human does.

People in the past blamed how badly they felt on anything but the animal. Strange isn’t it? – how we never made that connection, never even inquired, wondered. It was always something else in our mind that took the blame.

Till now.

It’s not the macaroni salad; it’s the steak. It’s not the cake; it’s the eggs in the cake. It’s not the coffee; it’s the cream in the coffee. Get it now?

Okay, then let’s get some labels printed.

Under the allergen category on all labels on all products insert either CAP or CNAP. Contains Animal Products or Contains No Animal Products






 

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Posted in I Want

POWWOW THIS

Just because there’s no science to support a particular claim, doesn’t mean the claim is not true or accurate.

‘No science to back it up’ many times connotes a hidden agenda to maintain the status quo by advertently keeping the science out, which in turn becomes beneficial to a particular ideology, group or individual or business.

Agendas are rampant in the scientific community – hidden or not. Look how long it took for the scientific community to finally connect cigarette smoking with lung disease, particularly cancer? The USA still does not ban the manufacture and sale of cigarettes, even though they are deemed poisonous to the body.

The Insurance Industry powwowed with the Tobacco Industry and then they both powwowed with Congress to make a deal whereby all sides benefitted, except the smoker, except anybody who ever smoked even one cigarette, except anybody who was ever in the same room with anybody else who smoked a cigarette.

If it’s a killer ban it. If it costs billions of dollars a year for health services, lost wages, lost families ban it. If it’s that bad, and all now agree that it is, then stop manufacturing cigarettes. If nicotine has a medical benefit, then find a different delivery system than an inhalant.

Why are nicotine patches so expensive? Why is nicotine-laced gum so expensive? Don’t these industries have enough money? Can’t they come up with a more creative way – like the marijuana industry did – to deliver their drug without having to inhale it?

Because the tobacco industry wants to grow tobacco. It’s the tar that destroys the tissues. They know it, that’s why they invented electronic cigarettes, but there are too many glitches and people still go back to the smoke, because it’s still sold everywhere.

Oh, and they export cigarettes to other countries, wanting to addict them and make them keep wanting that which makes them sick, so they can keep profiting from their tobacco fields. Of course if they sell it abroad they have to sell it here. They don’t want to look like hypocrites.

I’m seeing too many circles here.

You can’t keep having it all ways, every way, your way. Let tobacco go the way of the dinosaur. Extinct it. If a person wants to grow tobacco in their own yard, then okay, let them do it their way. It’s a plant. They can shove it up their noses if they want to, but Not For Sale. Not to make profit from another person’s harmful-to-the-body addiction.

The Insurance Industry needs to stop punishing smokers when they’re the ones who made a deal with the Tobacco Industry that keeps them in business. Congress bought into all of it. Take the blame away from Tobacco, Insurance and Congress. Keep tobacco growing in the fields, keep manufacturing cigarettes, keep the poor slobs addicted, raise their premium rates and punish them financially forever – even if they smoked even one cigarette their entire life, because the Insurance Industry found the science that supposedly proved that one cigarette could cause cancer – even if you smoked it fifty years ago. So they can deny you benefits based on their science.

You smoke at your own peril. After they addicted you, they drop you flat. No one gets punished except the smoker or quitter or those exposed to second-hand smoke.

What’s the first thing that shows up on your medical record under your name? Your smoking history, which means you are discriminated against by the Healthcare Industry based on your smoking history. Doctors are trained to trick you when asking about that history. When did you quit smoking is the question, not do you smoke?

No one asks you, when did you quit drinking alcohol or coffee? No one asks you about drugs, since that’s what doctors do, they prescribe drugs, not cigarettes, alcohol or coffee. But then again, no one tries to smoke alcohol or coffee either. Maybe there’s a way, but it’s not in the public domain yet. They both do a lot of harm. But the harm is downplayed.

So it looks like if you can drink it, it’s okay. It’s both legal and encouraged.

Let’s make some nicotine drinks then. Good sell. Great idea. People love to drink. They can’t stop drinking. They always have a beverage of some sort in their hand.

Make it healthy with a healthy dose of nicotine. Varying doses. Do it before Canada does it.

NIC-O-TEEN TEA. NIC-O-TEEN JUICE. Not tiny little bottles that they sell at the check out counter. Those make you look like an addict. Build a display in-store on the floor, end cap. Sell sell sell.

Contains No Animal Products. That’s the deal-breaker.

Then ban the production and sale of cigarettes in the USA inserting the personal use clause. If you really don’t want to be a hypocrite, that is.






 

Posted in Non-Food Reviews

Don’t Invest In Starbucks

Starbucks is too slow to respond to customers changing needs and wants.

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Steve and I lived in the Pacific Northwest for about eleven years. We arrived in the early eighties and at some point during that time frame, while living in Portland, Oregon we became familiar with the Starbucks brand.

‘Progressive’ was the sidewalk talk when anyone referenced them – doing things no other company did and they were definitely going places and were welcomed I surmise in most locations they did eventually go.

Starbucks was kind of the place to buy your morning cup of coffee, instead of the more traditional donut joints, at least for the upscale thinking folks. And everybody in the Northwest loves coffee – and they do drink a lot of it. So, it was indeed a good and smart place to begin the formation of their company and brand.

But what happened? After all these years, and they’ve gone through a lot of changes, but compared to most other companies, not so much. It’s like they stalled somewhere near the beginning and focused mostly on opening new stores, forgetting about the progressive part.

I get it that they think they’re at the top of some kind of food chain on the topics of social consciousness, but they somehow remain stunted in an area that anyone who knew the Northwest would have to agree, if anyone was cognizant of the need for change in the food and beverage industry – from way back in 1971 – it was them.

They don’t sell a lot of food to begin with. In fact most of their food cases look more like artificial displays than actual food for sale. There’s no food genre or environment or atmosphere, yet it’s there looking all pretty and neat, kinda like in a magazine.

It’s like. What. Are. You. Waiting. On? Your employees don’t even know what vegan means or if you have anything vegan. Ask the manager, she’ll know, but she doesn’t. Even she has to go through each item calling vegetarian vegan and oh, here it is we have lots, egg and this and cheese and that. No vegan. Nothing that says on the label: CONTAINS NO ANIMAL PRODUCTS. No baked goods. No sandwiches. No salads. What’s up? Even the salads and salad dressings contained animal products.

Social consciousness? Are you kidding me? The enslavement, torture and slaughter of animals never crossed your mind? The Animal Rights Movement that was in full swing in the early 1970’s you somehow missed? Oh, only in the milk selection. That. Took. Forever. To Happen.

I would try to move you, but you have to move yourself. Be bold – like you once were.

Contains No Animal Products. And we don’t want peanut butter and jelly. We can make that at home. Use your imagination. No kale either.

I don’t want a bag of vegan chips, I want real food. Dead animals are not real food. You can do a lot better, but it seems that you fear change. You lost your edge a long time ago and it will take you a while to fall, because you’re so big, but you will fall. You’re selling stuff from the 1950’s.

You need to wake up in 2017. Or 2018. In the meanwhile I’m going to discourage people from investing further in a company that has no vision – until such time that you make an effort beyond almond milk and sporadically placed vegan chips.

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Posted in Investing, Net News

A World Without Coffee?

A tenacious fungus is threatening the global coffee supply. Can genetics save our morning cup?

A World Without Coffee?

I write about biology and nanotechnology. Opinions expressed by Forbes Contributors are their own.

If you’re drinking a good cup of coffee as you read this, take a moment to savor it. Hug the cup, if you’re so inclined. After all, coffee may not always be so easy to come by.

Coffee rust is a significant problem in almost every coffee growing region in the world, and in recent years, countries in Central and South America have been hit particularly hard. One of these is Colombia, which cultivates around one million hectares of coffee plants to produce more than 65,000 tons of coffee each year. Consequently, Colombia is one of the biggest coffee producers in the world.

Colombia’s primary coffee crop is the highly valued Coffea arabica. Indeed, Arabica beans are the most popular and widely consumed type of coffee in the world. The combined global production of Arabica accounts for around 70% of the world’s coffee.

Unfortunately, it’s not just coffee drinkers who like it. A particular species of Coffee Leaf Rust (CLR) also has an affinity for C. arabica, and with devastating effect.

Coffee producer Adrian Hernandez looks at a plant infested with the coffee-eating fungus roya, at his farm Altamira, in Barva Heredia, Heredia, 17 km north of San Jose, on August 25, 2015. Hernandez does not remember a year as dry as this one and says that only a rigorous management plan has allowed him to stay afloat. Coffee growers in Central America are having to adapt to global warming, including high temperatures and drought, as well as fighting the fungus known as roya, in order to keep in the business. The fungus, hemileia vastatrix, which began to spread in 2012 due to a lack of preventive measures and the effects of climate change, discolors and dries up coffee leaves, an effect that also gives roya the name of ‘leaf rust.’ AFP PHOTO / EZEQUIEL BECERRA (Photo credit should read EZEQUIEL BECERRA/AFP/Getty Images)

 What are rust fungi?

They are notorious plant pathogens that disrupt the growth and reproduction of healthy plants. The airborne spores make infection hard to control. Once rust has entered a region, it’s incredibly hard to get rid of.

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AFC Diet Coke Coffee Gravy ©

AFC DIET COKE COFFEE GRAVY ©

BUBBLING GOODNESS. DIET COKE. COFFEE. GRAVY. HAPPY THANKSGIVING.

Makes 5-3/4 cups

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Posted in Products Tried

ZACK’S BREWS – coffee, that is

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I didn’t know his history as a restaurateur in the Cleveland area when Steve brought home his coffee for us to try.

Nice.

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The Hot lips was hot and special. Different and I must say my favorite tasting. No need to save it for dessert in my limited coffee view.

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The best feeling coffee, however, was the low acid blend called Cowell & Hubbard. No heartburn after effects with this blend – for me anyway.

It’s pricey for everyday use, but worth the price. So cut the price by cutting back on number of cups. That solves that issue.

His restaurants, and there are many, are lacking in animal-free options. I know he can do better. We’ll see if he does.

Thanks for the good coffee though!






 

Posted in I Want

WHITE COFFEE

I want white coffee.

Take the black/brown color out of coffee. I’m not talking about milk here.

An animal doesn’t have to be enslaved, tortured and slaughtered do they?

Black/brown coffee stains my teeth. Buying teeth whitener is expensive and may be harmful.

I want white coffee beans – at least cream color – off white.

If possible.






 

Posted in Featured Recipes, Juicing & Beverages, Products Tried

WHITE RUSSIAN COFFEE

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WHITE RUSSIAN COFFEE

Java Nagila chocolate & mint flavored coffee served with vodka and coffee liqueur. Topped with candy cane dust, powdered dark cocoa and fresh mint sprig. Served with a candy cane dipper. Super special!

Makes as many as you want

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HOLIDAY SPICE COFFEE

HOLIDAY SPICE COFFEE

Java Factory hazelnut & nutmeg flavored coffee with additional fresh grated nutmeg. Topped with vegan whipped cream, fresh orange zest and a cinnamon stick. Garnished with a clove studded orange wedge!

Makes 1 serving

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