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JLu 2 Go Juice Pick-Me-Ups

Introducing the new JLu 2 Go Juice "Pick-Me-Ups"! Pre-order your juice and join us at our kitchen at 2101 Mariposa Street between 7:45–8:15 AM to pick up your 16oz fresh-pressed juice in bio cups. For your weekly energy boost, see the menu below and let us know which juices and which days of the week you would like to pick up, and we will add you to the schedule:

Choose up to two juices for only $10 each:

• Liver Cleanse– Beet, Apple, Ginger, Lemon

• Mona Lisa– Carrot, Apple, Kale, Beet, Ginger

• Beet Lips–  Apple, Beet, Ginger, Lemon, Mint

• Vegetable Vitality– Leafy Greens, Lemon, Ginger, Celery, Apple, Carrot, Beet

• Alkaline– Leafy Greens, Lemon, Ginger, Mint, Celery, Apple

 

Email your address and phone number to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to place your order for tomorrow! Payment will be taken on your first day of pick up. As always, we look forward to nourishing you!

The JLu Team

 

 

JLu talks about GMOs

Genetically Modified Organisms are much in the news lately, and it's time for Juicey Lucy's to weigh in and let you all know our stance on the topic.

There is much confusion and misinformation in every corner of the Internet in regards to this vitally important topic, and we encourage everyone to educate themselves. While some genetic modification of food organisms (called cis-species modifications) creates hybrids that could viably happen through natural cross-pollination, there are also the more disturbing practice of trans-species modification, combining DNA that could never be meshed naturally. We are concerned about evidence that some toxins and viruses being introduced to plants remain active and harmful within the human body. We believe that life should not be patented and that small farmers should be encouraged and protected. We believe that the health of people, animals and the environment should be put ahead of profits. We believe that the "substantial equivalence" testing procedures to verify the safety of GMO food are flawed and insufficient, and are likely to miss many dangers. We believe that because of gene flow and cross pollination, GMO crops substantially infringe upon your rights to know exactly what you are eating, and to make healthy, informed, safe choices.

Juicey Lucy's remains a committed non-GMO kitchen and an active voice in the fight for food justice. You have our promise that we will never use GMO food products and strongly encourage you to take the same stance in your own homes, for your health, for the health of future generations, and for the health of our one and only home, Spaceship Earth.

Ways to avoid Genetically Modified Organisms in your food:

1) Read labels. While there is no law requiring GMO food to be labeled as such, most companies that do not use GMOs are loud and proud in proclaiming it. Look for labels marking a product as GMO-free.

2) Avoid buying processed foods. Cook more, and decrease your family's reliance on convenience foods. When eating out, look for restaurants that serve 100% organic foods, like Juicey Lucy's.

3) Buy 100% organic. US regulations do not allow anything to be labelled "100% organic" if it has been genetically modified, contains GMO ingredients or, in the case of animal products, has been fed GMO feed.

4) Know your PLU codes. Look for the numbered sticker on grocery store produce. If it is a 4-digit number, the food is not organic. If it is a 5-digit number beginning with an 8, it is GMO. However, do not trust that GM foods will have a PLU identifying it as such, because PLU labeling is still optional. If it is a 5-digit number beginning with a 9, it is organic.

5) Buy from local organic farmers rather than big-business agriculture.

6) Above all, educate yourself and others. Make sure you know what GMOs are, your reasons for avoiding them, and the real ramifications of allowing one or two corporations to have such control over your food supply. Food is life, and your food should be your choice. An important part of education is talking to your children. Make sure they know WHY you don't want them trading their organic lunch for a bag of chips and a soft drink. Don't just arbitrarily forbid junk food, be sure your kids know just how scary artificial food is, and they'll be less likely to succumb to vending vachines and schoolyard trades.

To your very good health!

But, why no straws?

Juicey Lucy's is committed to your health, vitality, and protecting our environment. Frequently,  we're asked why we don't carry straws. We ask that you sip and savor: don't suck. Here's why:

  • Contact with the enzymes in your saliva is an important first step in digestion. Did you know 50% of your digestion happens in your mouth?
  • Straws enable you to drink too quickly and increase the amount of air you swallow, both of which result in bloating, gas, and indigestion.
  • Even biodegradable straws inhibit your taste experience by limiting contact with your taste buds.
  • Plastic straws contain BPA, a chemical that breaks down and releases harmful toxins into your body when reused.
  • Each day, an estimated 500 million disposable plastic straws are tossed away in the U.S. alone!

 

Juicey Lucy's at BART Blue Sky Festival

Join us and celebrate Earth Day! Juicey Lucy's will be serving up farm-fresh 100% organic juice on Friday, April 19th at Justin Herman Plaza in San Francisco. It's BART'S second annual environmental Blue Sky Festival. This lunchtime gathering from 11am-2pm celebrates the eco-friendly attitude of the Bay Area and gathers many commercial companies, non-profit organizations and public agencies that provide green products and services  to residents. Enjoy live music by the Venusians at noon, raffles, contests, and other entertainment. Respect Mama Nature, be sure to bring your JLu  jar for a $1 off your juice. Be lean and green in 2013 with Juicey Lucy's!

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