We are big fans of chocolate here at The Optimist Daily and have written extensively in the past about its many health benefits, from keeping you mentally sharp to lowering your risk of heart failure. But if we are going to indulge in this delicious treat, it’s important to be … [Read more...] about Indulge guilt-free with these 5 ethical and eco-friendly chocolate brands
[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