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Dietary

Raw Foodism – a diet consisting of uncooked, unprocessed, and often organic foods or wild foods. Raw food diets include a selection of raw fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds (including sprouted whole grains such as gaba rice), eggs, fish (such as sashimi), meat (such as carpaccio), and non-pasteurized/non-homogenized dairy products (such as raw milk, raw milk cheese, and raw milk yogurt).

Raw Food is ‘unheated food, or food cooked at less than 40 °C (104 °F) to 46 °C (115 °F).

Paleolithic Diet (Paleo) – is also known as the caveman diet, Stone Age diet and hunter-gatherer diet. It is a modern dietary regimen that is based on the diet of pre-agricultural hunter-gatherers. It includes foods that were available to Paleolithic humans, without farming or cultivating the soil or raising animals. It consists of foods that can be hunted and fished, such as meat (including offal) and seafood, and foods that can be gathered, such as eggs, nuts, seeds, fruits, vegetables, mushrooms, insects, herbs, and spices. The meats are preferred to be free of food additives, preferably wild game meats and grass-fed beef since they contain higher levels of omega-3 fats compared with grain-produced domestic meats.

It excludes food groups that were rarely or never consumed by humans before the Neolithic (agricultural) revolution, mainly grains, legumes, dairy products, salt, refined sugar and processed oils.

Vegetarianism – is the practice of abstaining from the consumption of meat – red meat, poultry, seafood and the flesh of any animal.

Veganism – is the practice of abstaining from the use of animal products, particularly in diet, as well as following an associated philosophy that rejects the commodity status of sentient animals. A follower of veganism is known as a vegan.

A person may be ‘Dietary Vegan’ meaning that they have no animal products in their diet but use animal products for other purposes such as clothing.

Gluten Free diet – is a diet that excludes foods containing gluten. Gluten is a complex protein found in wheat (including kamut and spelt), barley, rye and triticale. A gluten-free diet is the only medically accepted treatment for celiac disease. Being gluten intolerant can often mean a person may also be wheat intolerant as well as suffer from the related inflammatory skin condition dermatitis herpetiformis,There are a smaller minority of people who suffer from wheat intolerance alone and are tolerant to gluten.

Social Responsibility and the Environment

Fairtrade is a commercial trading partnership which guarantees a Fair living wage and improved living conditions for producers in developing countries. Independently audited Fairtrade guarantees:

– That a Fair price is paid directly to the producer and there are fair labour conditions for all people working on plantations.
– That environmental standards are used which restrict the use of agrochemicals and foster sustainability.
– A portion of the price you pay for your coffee (the Fairtrade Premium) goes into a community trust fund to make a real impact such as education and health care.”

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Certified Organic coffee means no inorganic chemicals or pesticides are used in producing the coffee. The strict standards of the Australian Certified Organic system go further demanding no chemicals are used in the ENTIRE supply chain including roasting and handling here in Australia. This assures you there is no cross contamination with non-organic products. Our Roasting Plant is Australian Certified Organic.”

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Carbon Neutral – or having a net zero carbon footprint, refers to achieving net zero carbon emissions by balancing a measured amount of carbon released with an equivalent amount sequestered or offset, or buying enough carbon credits to make up the difference. It is used in the context of carbon dioxide releasing processes associated with transportation, energy production, and industrial processes such as production of carbon neutral fuel.

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PLA – PLA stands for Polylactic Acid (also known as Polylactide). It is derived from corn sugar or dextrose that comes from plants with starch. The dextrose is fermented and distilled into lactic acid. The lactic acid is then transformed into plastic-like resin called PLA, which can be used in conventional plastic machines.

PLA products are not recyclable because they are compostable. PLA products are made from renewable resources.

Biodegradable -biodegradable simply means to be consumed by micro-organisms and return to compounds found in nature, “compostable” makes the specific demand that the object break down in a compost pile.So Biodegradable material can be COMPOSTED. ie. environmentally friendly products that are capable of decomposing back into natural elements.

Compostable – a substance that will biodegrade in a Compost pile. “Compostable” makes the specific demand that a biodegradable object break down in a compost pile.

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