I can't believe this! The US is going to pass a law that allows pasteurised almonds to be labelled as raw.
Not only will it be very difficult to buy raw almonds, which is going to be a big problem for raw foodists, but it will be acceptable for the nuts to be mislabeled as raw.
There is a petition online - here is the link... http://www.gopetition.com/petitions/mandatory-almond-pasteurization-is-wrong.html
This is totally unacceptable - here is a news article which explains the issue very well. Almonds which have been heated will no longer be living food and will no longer have the life-giving enzymes intact.
Please consider signing the petition!