[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Chocolate once reigned supreme in Central America: The Mayans considered it the food of the gods, and they used cocoa beans as a form of currency. But the birthplace of chocolate has benefitted little from the chocolate boom — despite that this … [Read more...] about Fair Trade – A people based solution to poverty and exploitation
Fair trade allows farmers in developing countries to grow out of poverty by guaranteeing at least a fair minimum price for their product. Without fair trade it can be difficult for farmers to compete in the global marketplace while still making a decent wage. Today half the … [Read more...] about Happy fair trade day!
Green sailing: The schooner brig Tres Hombres is pioneering the “fair transport” industry. Marianne Lamers | May/June 2012 Issue It sounds like a romantic story about the Dutch East India Company: Three young sailors want to see the world, build a ship, and embark on a voyage of … [Read more...] about Fair trade means fair transport
Human connection is what makes life fun | May 2006 issue I was at a lunch sponsored by Organic Valley, a co-operative of 600 U.S. organic farms. During the excellent meal, the conversation focused on our daily relationships with food. Why do we like certain kinds of foods? When … [Read more...] about Editor's letter: Pro
Urtekram, the Danish pioneer in organic food and natural-care products, has nothing to hide. The company considers it the most normal thing in the world to do good things in the world.Marco Visscher | March 2006 issueIntet andet reads the label of Urtekram products—“nothing … [Read more...] about …and nothing else