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ANNOUNCING THRIVE USDA ORGANIC CERTIFICATION SUCCESS!

ANNOUNCING THRIVE USDA ORGANIC CERTIFICATION SUCCESS!

Shelf Reliance is diligently seeking the USDA organic certification on several of its grain, vegetable and fruit products.  Finally some of this effort has produced fruit! 🙂

Our first six organic USDA certified products in this quest are:

Organic Amaranth

Organic Green Peas (FD)

Organic Hard White Wheat

Organic Quinoa

Organic Raspberries

Organic Spelt

To begin shopping for these organic products, Click Here!

Of course this is not the end of our organic certification mission.  More are to come in the months ahead.

Our organic pursuit is additional evidence of  Shelf Reliance’s commitment to quality, health foods.

“We Vote on Our Health With Our Dollars!”™

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Why You Should Avoid Imported Foods From China

Here is an article by Mike Adams of www.Natural News.com that I think is worth reading regarding imported foods from China and the environment in which these foods are grown.

Many major companies import food from China, i.e., Green Giant brand.  Read the label carefully.  “Packed in the USA” does not mean grown in the USA.  When you see “Packed in the USA” without identifying the country the food was grown, you can assume that the food processor thinks if you knew you would not buy their product, i.e., China, Southeast Asia.  So read your labels carefully!   It’s a matter of you having good health! —No Name Atty.

 

‘Organic’ from China exposed: The shocking truth about ‘organic’ foods grown in  the world’s worst environmental cesspool

(NaturalNews) When it comes to foods, superfoods and even nutritional  supplements from China, “organic” is largely a hoax. This is my opinion, of  course, but I’ve been researching the issue quite extensively as the key  decision maker for new products in the Natural News Store. And I’ve come to the  conclusion that “organic” from China is largely a fraud. Here’s  why…

First off, you’re going to be shocked to learn that there is no  limit to how much mercury, lead, cadmium, arsenic and aluminum is allowed in  “organic” products.

It’s a fact: USDA organic standards place NO  LIMITS on levels of heavy metals contamination of certified organic foods. Even  further, there is no limit on the contamination of PCBs, BPA and other synthetic  chemicals that’s allowed in certified organic foods, superfoods and  supplements.

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Purify & Win With GMO Free, Freeze Dried Healthy Foods

THRIVE™: Healthy Foods that Helps You

Purify and Win In the Health War

Spaghetti dinner made with gmo free thrive products. Gourmet without the gourmet costs.

You can have healthy, GMO-free meals in less than half the normal prep time without the gourmet costs

Thrive Foods (by Thrive Life, formerly Shelf Reliance), a leader in the freeze dried food industry, sells healthy foods without GMOs, MSG or aspartame.  Thrive Life’s focus is on selling you premium healthy foods  that you can eat every day, replacing the grocery store.  They also make available over 40 packages, from small packages to 4 individuals, 1 year package for those who are stocking food as a hedge against food inflation or preparing for times of local or national emergency.

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No other freeze dried food company can claim all of the following: 

  • Healthy, Non GMO (or GMO free) foods (see Thrive Product Details) and seeking USDA organic certification on several items.  We released our first 6 certified organic items in February 2013 in our ongoing quest;
  • Shelf Life up to 30 years with an average life of 25 years;
  • Opened cans, average life of 1 year;
  • Higher natural vitamin (phytonutrient) content;
  • Animal Growth Hormone (rBGH, rbst) free meat and dairy products;
  • We do not source vendors that use Pink Slime Meat or by-products;
  • Avoid MSG or hidden MSG in prepared processed food and freeze dried meals;
  • No salt  or low salt (meats) in freeze dried foods as preservative;
  • Lower salt in Thrive Express™ prepared dishes than our competitors
  • Award winning 5 star chef (Todd Leonard) that teaches customers how to use Thrive daily;
  • Extensive collection of recipes using Thrive products;
  • Real meat in their Thrive Express™ dishes, not the “fake” TVP substitute;
  • Eliminate food waste by only getting the serving size you need for that meal;
  • Helps you better count your calories by controlling the ingredients and the serving size;
  • Cut meal prep time in half or more;
  • Latest food preservation technologyno nitrogen put directly on food (nitrogen flushing); and
  • Lower per serving cost.

Compare Us to the Competition

Most freeze dried food companies sell you packages focused primarily on you using them during financial hardships or emergencies.  Many of these processed foods have numerous GMO ingredients and contain multiple neurotoxins or excitotoxins, i.e., textured vegetable protein, hydrolyzed vegetable protein, etc.  These companies remind me of the food processing industry because of their lack of sensitivity to the GMO, neurotoxins and excitotoxin issues, the only difference is that their processed food has a longer shelf life.

Some of these companies do not even have the nutritional information on their website!  You don’t get to see that their food has high sodium (salt) in excess of 40+% of the recommended daily allowance per serving, undesirable levels of cholesterol or low or no natural vitamins in their servings.  You have to call to find out that they do use GMO ingredients.  When you finally locate their nutritional information on one of their affiliate or reseller sites, then the ingredients shows that there are multiple ingredients containing hidden MSG (less than 99% pure grade MSG or glutamate-see “Healthier than a Grocery Store”).

I’ve heard some people say that should we have a SHTF situation that they won’t worry about whether they have unhealthly food but only concerned that there is food.

Have Healthy Foods Now or in the Future

Is this wise when you can plan ahead and have healthy foods?  In times of crises when stress levels are high or if we have a nuclear emergency (i.e., nuclear reactor situation like Fukushima) our immune system must function at a high level instead of a weakened one.  How is your immune system going to do that when your intake is low vitamin, high sodium, GMO, and excitotoxin food? 

For those who are considering buying a package for preparedness purposes, don’t you want to buy healthy foods that you would eat every day rather than be left with food at some point you need to eat but would not normally eat as part of your diet?

Whether you are buying to replace grocery store food, trying to hedge inflation or for preparedness purposes, Thrive™ is a real win-win for consumers!

“We Vote on Our Health With Our Dollars!”™

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Save Up to 45% on Freeze Dried Food



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Glyphosate v. Gluten: Which is the Problem?

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Your GLUTEN problem may actually be caused by GLYPHOSATE


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(NaturalNews) Do you consider yourself to be sensitive to gluten? Your problem with wheat, it turns out, may not be a problem with gluten at all. It may, in fact, be a problem with GLYPHOSATE.

Most people don't realize it, but even though wheat is not yet commercially grown as a genetically engineered crop, farmers saturate wheat crops with very high doses of glyphosate right before harvest, speeding the drying of the wheat stalks and accelerating harvest duration.

The result is that toxic, cancer-causing glyphosate herbicide is now found in many wheat products, including pasta, wheat bread, wheat flake breakfast cereals, donuts, bagels, cake mixes, snack crackers and much more.

Glyphosate is known to be toxic at parts per billion concentrations, meaning it only takes a very tiny amount to potentially impact your digestion and metabolism in a dangerous way.

What's the solution to glyphosate in wheat products? Buy ORGANIC wheat, which isn't legally allowed to be sprayed with glyphosate.

Once you switch to organic wheat, you may discover your "gluten" problems simply disappear... and that's because it wasn't a gluten problem to begin with. It was glyphosate poisoning!

Thrive Foods = Healthy + Convenience + Saves $$$$

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Our traditional food distribution system to the consumer, using grocery stores, is obsolete. 

Grocery stores are becoming more and more a distributor of what I call "chemical food".  We need real, healthy, tasty food that can be used as medicine if we are going to change the course of rising heart disease, cancer, obesity, diabetes, autoimmune diseases, neurological disorders and other debilitating conditions.

It's hard to battle these challenges and use food for medicine when we are so pressed for time.  Our loss of quality time works against us taking care of our health.  The big box food suppliers (Walmart, Target), warehouse clubs (Sam's Club, Costco) and traditional grocery stores (Kroger, Publix,  Lowe's, Safeway,  Whole Foods, etc.) just seem to rob us of time while simultaneously telling us that their products will save us time.  It's just one of many ironies with our food supply system.

What makes this injury worse is that we are paying for our own demise.  If there is a supreme evil force in this world then I am sure it is laughing at everyone, consumers and food retailers.  Can you think of a better deal than to have humans voluntarily pay (because of lack of knowledge, chemical addictions, etc.) for their own pain and suffering.

This website is the result of a very personal healthy journey were I learned that the best way to heal my body was using food as medicine.  My curious mind resulted in me analyzing not just the immediate need but the overall food quality and distribution system.

The most comprehensive solution I found for developing a simple, healthy, convenient and cost plan is using Thrive foods for meals on a daily basis.  It addresses my need for tasty nutrient dense foods while reducing time expended and costs.   

You have these same needs-healthy foods, saving time and money.  Which one is more important depends on where you and your family are in your life journey.  Should you start incorporating Thrive?  After reviewing snippets of where we are with the food processing and distribution system and comparing them with Thrive, write or call me.  Share whether you will modify your food game plan.

The Case of Thrive vs. the Traditional Grocery Store System

Let's focus on three areas:  healthy and nutrient dense food, convenience and cost efficiency.

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The FDA allows food chemicals and additives, over 3,000 of them.  (Sorry, this is not a typo.) 

The standard for food chemicals and additives is that they are "generally recognized as safe" (GRAS).  It's a hotbed of controversy.  More known controversies surround genetically modified seeds that allow the plant to survive Roundup herbicide (GMO's), monosodium glutamate (MSG) and artificial sweeteners.  (See Healthier Than a Grocery Store for more information.)

It's impossible for anyone, including the federal government and the food industry,  to have exact precision on whether there will be immediate or long term health consequences on humans.  Why?  Because we have unique DNA, variations have already occurred through time and experimenting on human beings is illegal and unethical.  Yes, there are clinical trials for drugs but experimenting on humans for food chemicals and additives is a different ball of wax.

So they experiment on rats and other lab animals and try to predict if the same results will happen on humans.

In essence this means that when we consume food chemicals and additives we are in essence a walking, talking, breathing and thinking human laboratory subject.  

Can you see the wisdom of having as few food chemicals and additives as possible? 


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Almost ALL of our foods are GMO free (93%+).  We identify each product that is Non-GMO, or may contain a GMO ingredient.

None of our products have  MSG!

Thrive has over 140 certified gluten free foods at gluten food  prices.

Over 80% of the foods sold in your tradition grocery store or supercenter Big Box stores contain one or more GMO ingredient.

High percentage of grocery store processed foods contain MSG or several "hidden" MSG ingredients.

The typical grocery store has limited number of certified gluten free foods plus adds on average over 200% markup.  They also  sell products where gluten is actually ADDED to the product.

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Over 76% of our foods contain NO salt; remainder generally have the least  salt required for the item.

None (0%) of our products contain hydrogenated oils.

None (0%) of our products or their ingredients are sourced in China or Southeast Asia.

Items from China or Southeast Asia, whether produce, whole items (i.e., seafood), ingredients used in processing or a prepared product sold, are substantially integrated in the U.S. food distribution system.

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None of our animals were given the artificial growth hormone which generally shows up in dairy products and meats.

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We use gold lined steel cans.  None of our cans have a thin layer of plastic as a lining.

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Fresher then "Fresh"

When you think about all of the unnecessary risks that our grocery store processed food system exposes us to, then the normal inclination is just shop the perimeter of the grocery store.  Better yet, why not just stay within the fresh produce section.

But removing the produce from its life-source results in the nutrients dissipating.  Once removed oxygen and water starts the deterioration process.​

Our current produce system does not pick foods when they are at maximum ripeness (unless they are locally grown).  Thrive does.  We then freeze dry most of our foods within 12 hours or less from when they leave their life-source.  Approximately 95% of the vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients within our crops remain.

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So how does this compare nutritionally to the grocery store produce section?

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Now do you understand why our nutrients are substantially depleted before we even take our groceries home?

Assuming that all foods are grown in the same soil, freeze dried foods will have the more phytonutrients, vitamins and minerals.  If you are using food as medicine, it is the most consistent means of maximizing your nutrition.

Time.  You never get it back.  It's priceless. 

How many times have you said "I wish I had the time to...."

Yet in our daily lives we waste needless hours in prepping and shopping for food.

Food Preparation

When prepping the food, whether cutting, slicing, or chopping, etc. your ingredients you just can't cut corners.  It's more than a matter of aesthetics.  It's a matter of food safety and it takes TIME.

This is another reason Thrive is so valuable.  They professionally clean the food to rid it of food borne bacteria saving you the time trying to clean fresh produce.  (Tidbit:  Did you know that food poisoning is rampart with our traditional food system?  Statistically 1 in 6 persons will get a food borne illness this year.)

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Let's see how the time accumulates.  Let's assume you spend 1 hour a day preparing meals.  Since Thrive is already cut, chopped, cleaned, prepped, etc. you should save at least 50% or more of your cooking time.  You save at least 3.5 hours a week by cooking with Thrive foods!

On the right you see some examples of how cooking time was cut more than 50%.

My prep time is usually reduced more than 50%. My diet is primarily eating raw foods, smoothies or using the crock-pot. (No excessive heat such as with the microwave, baking or on the stove top as higher heats deplete nutrients fast.)

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I can make a loaded spinach chicken chef salad with multiple veggies in minutes or under.  I put all the veggies, chicken and cheese in a bowl, cover the ingredients with water.  Next I wash my baby spinach leaves.  By the time I finish washing them, my salad ingredients are re-hydrated.  Next I take the strainer, pour the re-hydrated contents in the strainer and then dump the ingredients onto my bed of baby spinach leaves.  You can't beat it!

Do you think you can make a faster chicken chef salad with all the trimmings using grocery store veggies and processed meats?

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Grocery Store Jungle

Are you an expert at grocery runs?  How long do you spend reading the newspapers?  Or viewing flyers online?  Are you a senior that gets a small discount for shopping on a certain weekday.

If you are trying to find a bargain at the grocery store you'll need to invest significant time in coupon clipping.    You accumulate a notebook of coupons that you have to bring with you on your shopping. 

You bring your coupon notebook and flyers with you to the grocery store.  Your trip may involve two grocery stores.  Did you know that you and over 90% of the American public will spend at least over 43 minutes during that run.


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Thrive Cost Comparison


How Does Thrive Compare?

I get asked this question routinely. People think that Thrive is the most expensive freeze dried foods on the market.

Actually they should be the most expensive.

Why?   Thrive is the only one giving you in writing which foods are Non-GMO, has some certified organic products, and offers the most extensive line of certified gluten free foods (over 100 products).

Thrive is not only competitive with other freeze dried food companies but in most instances cheaper than the competitors.

Comparing us with our competitors by the size of the can is very misleading!

How? Because when I opened one of my competitor’s cans, I found it was only about 60% full. Putting the weight and the serving size on the can does not help you catch that there is a lot of dead air in a can!

The only way to compare is to take either the cost per ounce of the products or convert the serving size to a standard measure among the companies, i.e., ÂĽ or .25 cups.

Over the next few weeks and months I am going to do another study of price comparisons between Thrive and the competition. I did one about three years ago comparing Thrive to Emergency Essentials and Thrive overall had significant savings.

Let’s see if Thrive is still the best value in terms of cost and quality. So bookmark this page and keep coming back to it from time to time.

Below you’ll find my research results (by date of survey, oldest last):

October 2015 Comparison:  Sliced Strawberries  (c) 2015

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November 2015 Comparison:  Green Beans  (c) 2015

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January 2016 Comparison:  Green Beans  (c) 2016

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February 2016 Comparison:  Strawberry Yogurt Bites  (C) 2016
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March 2016 Comparison:  Mixed Red & Green Bell Peppers (C) 2016
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Big Corporations Power Over Your Food Supply

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You should pay attention to the concentration of our food supply. It is bad for your health and your wallet.

When power gets concentrated:

  • ​Higher prices result because price fixing is easier, i.e., YOUR GROCERY BILL INCREASES!
  • You have less choice of products, i.e., cheaper ingredients, GMOs, MSG, hidden MSG, aspartame, etc.
  • Innovation gets decreased because competition becomes more difficult;
  • You have less influence over product ingredients.

Stay away from Walmart!  It's sick that a third of the groceries are bought there!  Walmart heavily relies upon imported food from China.  Food grown in China has all kinds of safety issues.  Please see my page, http://survive-thrive.us/food-country-of-origin/.  Country of origin does matter for your health.  Also a recent study this year found that 54% of the food sold in Walmart would not meet Whole Foods standards to be sold in their stores.  Whole Foods has issues but nothing like Walmart, which I consider the bottom of the pit.

I visit a variety of grocery stores for market observations.  It is very striking time after time observing the physiological differences between shoppers at Trader Joes and Whole Foods compared to Walmart.  Many of the  grocery shoppers at Walmart are grossly morbidly obese yet when you visit Trader Joes or Whole Foods you do not see that degree of obesity there.  Just go and observe for yourself. 

It makes you wonder could it be the foods these shoppers are selecting that is contributing to their physiological presence and health issues?​

​(You don't have to go to Walmart to save on your groceries.  You can afford to stay out of Walmart by eating Thrive foods.  Just contact me and I will show you how to save 20 to 40% or more by planning and not wasting food.)

Vote for your health and your pocketbook with your dollars!  Avoid purchasing any of these brands if at all possible!

Pay attention to the diagram below.  Vote for your health and your pocketbook with your dollars!  Avoid purchasing any of these brands if at all possible!

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Big Corporations Have An OVERWHELMING Amount Of Power Over Our Food Supply

By Michael T. Snyder, Guest Columnist, of TheEconomicCollapseBlog.com​

​From our fields to our forks, huge corporations have an overwhelming amount of power over our food supply every step of the way.  Right now there are more than 313 million people living in the United States, and the job of feeding all of those people is almost entirely in the hands of just a few dozen monolithic companies.  If you do not like how our food is produced or you don't believe that it is healthy enough, it isn't very hard to figure out who is to blame.  These mammoth corporations are not in business to look out for the best interests of the American people.  Rather, the purpose of these corporations is to maximize wealth for their shareholders.  So the American people end up eating billions of pounds of extremely unhealthy food that is loaded with chemicals and additives each year, and we just keep getting sicker and sicker as a society.  But these big corporations are raking in big profits, so they don't really care.

If we did actually have a capitalist system in this country, we would have a high level of competition in the food industry.  But instead, the U.S. food industry has become increasingly concentrated with each passing year.  Just consider the following numbers about the U.S. agricultural sector...

The U.S. agricultural sector suffers from abnormally high levels of concentration. Most economic sectors have concentration ratios around 40%, meaning that the top four firms in the industry control 40% of the market. If the concentration ratio is above 40%, experts believe competition can be threatened and market abuses are more likely to occur: the higher the number, the bigger the threat.

The concentration ratios in the agricultural sector are shocking.

-Four companies own 83.5% of the beef market.
-The top four firms own 66% of the hog industry.
-The top four firms control 58.5% of the broiler chicken industry.
-In the seed industry, four companies control 50% of the proprietary seed market and 43% of the commercial seed market worldwide.
-When it comes to genetically engineered (GE) crops, just one company, Monsanto, boasts control of over 85% of U.S. corn acreage and 91% of U.S. soybean acreage.

When so much power is concentrated in so few hands, it creates some tremendous dangers.

And many of these giant corporations (such as Monsanto) are extremely ruthless.  Small farmers all over America are being wiped out and forced out of the business by the predatory business practices of these huge companies...

Because farmers rely on both buyers and sellers for their business, concentrated markets squeeze them at both ends. Sellers with high market power can inflate the prices of machinery, seeds, fertilizers and other goods that farmers need for their farms, while powerful buyers, such as processors, suppress the prices farmers are paid. The razor-thin profit margins on which farmers are forced to operate often push them to "get big or get out"—expanding into mega-operations or exiting the business altogether.

Of course the control that big corporations have over our food supply does not end at the farms.

The distribution of our food is also very highly concentrated.  The graphic shared below was created by Oxfam International, and it shows how just 10 gigantic corporations control almost everything that we buy at the grocery store...

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And these food distributors are often not very good citizens either.

For example, it was recently reported that Nestle is running a massive bottled water operation on a drought-stricken Indian reservation in California...

Among the windmills and creosote bushes of San Gorgonio Pass, a nondescript beige building stands flanked by water tanks. A sign at the entrance displays the logo of Arrowhead 100% Mountain Spring Water, with water flowing from a snowy mountain. Semi-trucks rumble in and out through the gates, carrying load after load of bottled water.

The plant, located on the Morongo Band of Mission Indians’ reservation, has been drawing water from wells alongside a spring in Millard Canyon for more than a decade. But as California’s drought deepens, some people in the area question how much water the plant is bottling and whether it’s right to sell water for profit in a desert region where springs are rare and underground aquifers have been declining.

Nestle doesn't stop to ask whether it is right or wrong to bottle water in the middle of the worst drought in the recorded history of the state of California.

They have the legal right to do it and they are making large profits doing it, and so they are just going to keep on doing it.

Perhaps you are thinking that you can avoid all of these corporations by eating organic and by shopping at natural food stores.

Well, it isn't necessarily that easy.

According to author Wenonah Hauter, the "health food industry" is also extremely concentrated...

Over the past 20 years, Whole Foods Market has acquired its competition, including Wellspring Grocery, Bread of Life, Bread & Circus, Food for Thought, Fresh Fields, Wild Oats Markets and others. Today the chain dominates the market because it has no national competitor. Over the past five years its gross sales have increased by half (47 percent) to $11.7 billion, and its net profit quadrupled to $465.6 million. One of the ways it has achieved this profitability is by selling conventional foods under the false illusion that they are better than products sold at a regular grocery store. Consumers falsely conclude that these products have been screened and are better, and they are willing to pay a higher price.

The distribution of organic foods is also extremely concentrated. A little-known company, United Natural Foods, Inc. (UNFI) now controls the distribution of organic and natural products. Publically traded, the company has a contract with Whole Foods and it is the major source of these products for the remaining independent natural food stores. This relationship has resulted in increasingly high prices for these foods. Small manufacturers are dependent on contracts with UNFI to get their products to market and conversely, small retailers often have to pay a premium price for products because of their dependence on this major distributor. Over the past five years, UNFI's net sales increased by more than half (55.6 percent) $5.2. billion. Its net profit margin increased by 88 percent to $91 million.

Everywhere you look, the corporations are in control.

And this is especially true when you look at big food retailers such as Wal-Mart.

Right now, grocery sales account for about half of all business at Wal-Mart, and approximately one out of every three dollars spent on groceries in the United States is spent at Wal-Mart.

That is absolutely astounding, and it obviously gives Wal-Mart an immense amount of power.

In fact, if you can believe it, Wal-Mart actually purchases a billion pounds of beef every single year.

So the next time someone asks you where the beef is, you can tell them that it is at Wal-Mart.

On the restaurant side, the ten largest fast food corporations account for 47 percent of all fast food sales, and the love affair that Americans have with fast food does not appear to be in danger of ending any time soon.

Personally, if you do not like how these corporate giants are behaving, you can always complain.

But you are just one person among 313 million, and most of these big corporations are not going to consider the ramblings of one person to be of any significance whatsoever.

Collectively, however, we have great power.  And the way that we are going to get these big corporations to change is by voting with our wallets.

Unfortunately, the vast majority of Americans seem quite satisfied with the status quo.  So the population as a whole is likely going to continue to get sicker, fatter and less healthy with each passing year, and the big food corporations are going to keep becoming even more powerful.

Current Thrive Unadvertised Specials for Our Customers

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Deep Discounts Competitors Can't Beat!

There are some g-r-e-a-t deals with Thrive Unadvertised Specials!

If you subscribe to my newsletter, then you have seen on many items when you compare actual prices per serving, that Thrive usually has the lowest price or near lowest price among the long term food storage industry.

We're known for our #10 or Pantry cans being at least 80% full.  Would it surprise you to know that some of our competitors "fill" their cans less than 80%?

How full our cans and buckets are makes our Thrive Unadvertised Specials the best bargain there is on Non-GMO, Gluten Free foods hands down!  Grocery stores and our long term storage competitors just can't compete!

When you are buying online, you cannot be like Penny the Pincher in the grocery store who would "shake" the can.  And since the law allows companies to just report the weight, that standard still leaves us clueless.  Most consumers can't relate because we are unfamiliar with what "weight" should be since freeze drying or dehydrating foods eliminates most of the water of a product.

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How you compare price value (excluding whether organic or non-GMO) is extremely difficult when comparing freeze dried or dehydrated foods to grocery store foods, especially when it comes to comparing weight or serving size. Freeze drying removes 98%+ of the water and dehydration removes about 85% of the water. When you remove the water the shape and the texture (i.e., whether the item is smooth) changes.

Beyond our competitive every day prices or monthly sales, Thrive has deeply discounted prices on a limited number of packages.  Within the company we call them "Thrive Unadvertised Specials". 

These are Thrive small to large cases, packages and buckets that third parties resell.  Thrive guarantees its consultants that regardless of what any third parties are selling these specific items for, our customers will ALWAYS get the lowest available price by buying through the consultant.

These specials ARE NOT IN A CONSULTANT'S WEBSTORE.   Thrive Unadvertised Specials are NOT LISTED ON THRIVE'S CORPORATE WEBSITE.

If you were to take a Thrive Unadvertised Specials case, copy the item number and plug it into a search button on either a consultant's or the corporate webstore, you would get a message that this item does not exist.

So how do you get them?  You are required to have a consultant order them.  Consultants are not supposed to throw these rock bottom Thrive Unadvertised Specials to the wind.  Instead consultants are to distribute them through their customer base.  It is Thrive's goal that by consultants offering Thrive Unadvertised Specials they will help consultants develop an ongoing relationship with their customers.

How do I distribute them?  In respecting Thrive's policy, through my monthly newsletter I post a hidden link to them for you to view or download.

Are they really good deals?  You bet!  For example, would you like to buy...

6 #10 Cans (2 per meat) of Roast Beef, Chopped Chicken & Seasoned Ground Beef at 46% OFF

6 #10 Cans (1 each) of Broccoli, Carrots, Onions, Peas, Corn and Potatoes at over 40% OFF

...and there are others.

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