When it comes to what we put in our pantries, many of us are already thinking: organic, ethical, fair trade, and sustainable. However, one type of ingredient that may slip our minds is spices! We spice our foods with flavors from all around the world, so it’s important to … [Read more...] about 8 things to keep in mind for sustainably sourced spices
“Part of doing something is listening. We are listening. To the sun. To the stars. To the wind.” – Madeleine L’Engle By Jackie Gilbert We all catch ourselves making remarks like “I’m starving” or “we’re dying of hunger”, but fortunately for most of us in my middle-class … [Read more...] about Empowered activism is cultivating a marketable skill – A dispatch from Colombia
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!