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and you may be plastic.  The plastic wrapper your pretty white bread comes in is almost as nurishing as the so-called food it contains.

Wheat considered by many the staff of life, is cleaned.  The vitamin rich hull and heart is removed.  It is then ground and bleached to make it pretty.  After this process the flour is almost an inert, dead, substance, good for making wallpaper paste but little else.  The bleached white flour is then baked into a substance vaguely resembling bread and preserved with chemicals.  Smell it.  It doesn't smell like food.  Squeeze it, it crumbles into goo.

Try baking your own.  Get some unbleached white flour )or whole wheat or rye.)  Clifton mills is usually available at Hudson's health food department, health food stores, but it's usually cheaper at the A & P at Lafayette towers.  Try following the recipe on the back.  It's easy.  There is a great deal of satisfaction in baking and eating your own bread - - - and it's really food.

The earth you stand on is the source of your life.  Demeter Earth Goddess.

Larry Bernard and I have enjoyed the months of shopping for the co-op, but there are two areas we would like to see improved--cooperation and communication. To date, the Co-op has consisted of 3-4 people each week waking about 8 a.m. on Saturday, shopping till 11 a.m. or so and bagging the food till about 1 p.m. We would like to get more of the SILENT MAJORITY (that's you) to cooperate in the cooperative, by buying food (you need a van to carry it) or helping to bag the food from about 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and or taking in receipts and giving out food from 1 to 3 p.m. or 4 p.m. These people would get a free bag for this.

Secondly, we would like to be more responsive to YOU and buy more of what YOU would like to eat. Obviously, the best way to do that is to do the Co-op shopping, but we hope that the following survey may fill that need. Please answer the questions below and add any additional comments or suggestions about our past or future services. We plan to run this as a weekly or biweekly foodletter, with recipes, articles on how to use foods in new ways, macrobiotic diets and other natural food perspectives. If you have recipes or other things you'd like to contribute, leave them at the store. Also, from now on there will be a list of the foods purchased at the store, so you know what you're getting.

-Bob Winshall