Here are some articles from the Natural News site.
Almond Growers Sue USDA to Halt Mandatory Chemical Fumigation of Raw Almonds
|9/17/2007 - In April 2007, NaturalNews reported on the Almond Board of California and USDA's plans to make the pasteurization of almonds mandatory. The final plan was published in the Federal Registry on March 30, 2007 and we are now beyond the implementation date of September 1, 2007. According to the final...|
|8/22/2007 - As NaturalNews reported earlier this year, the Almond Board of California (ABC) has decided that all almonds grown in that state must be pasteurized, irradiated or otherwise killed, even when they're labeled "raw." This is necessary, the ABC tells us, for "safety reasons." But who's safety? Certainly...|
|4/5/2007 - The Almond Board of California, which oversees virtually 100 percent of the almonds grown and consumed in the United States and Canada, is now implementing plans to pasteurize all almonds at temperatures up to 158 degrees (F) and yet have them intentionally and falsely labeled as "raw." The decision...|