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Serious Chocolate: Chatting with Audrey Lawrence of Theo Chocolate

Sweets Liz Gutman Post a comment

Back in the spring, one of our employees at Liddabit took a trip to Seattle and was nice enough to bring us back a couple of treats from Theo chocolate. I knew I liked the company as soon as I saw that they had a Bread and Chocolate bar: dark chocolate with crispy bread crumbs and a sprinkling of salt, an homage to a popular European treat. More

What Exactly Does Fair Trade Mean?

Leah Douglas 11 comments

When perusing the aisles of your supermarket, you're bombarded by all sorts of claims on packaging. Organic! Natural! Sustainable! Some of these terms are regulated, but many are not. "Fair trade," however, does actually carry some weight. Do you go out of your way to purchase fair trade certified products? More

Why Ben & Jerry's Relationship with Walmart Is Actually Good For the Future of Food

Sweets Erin Zimmer 49 comments

When Ben & Jerry's released a limited-batch Chocolate Flourless Cake ice cream flavor exclusively at Walmart this year, they were criticized by fans. "Talk about selling the soul of a product!" But the hippie-dippy Vermont ice creamery is trying to work with the multinational corporation to change food systems. More

Serious Green: October Is Fair Trade Month

tressa eaton 1 comment

Coffee seedlings under a canopy of old leaves. [Flickr: jakeliefer] With October here (and winter peeking around the corner) the harvest at local farmers' markets is leveling off. In many areas, summer CSAs are dropping off their final shares of the season. While the change in weather is making it harder to buy food from local and sustainable sources, it leaves us a perfect opportunity to celebrate Fair Trade Month.... More

Barista In The Wild, Part 3: Working Toward Coffee Sustainability

Drinks Allison Hemler 4 comments

As the second most traded commodity in the world after oil, coffee has acquired more frequent flier miles than any of your produce could hope for. In fact, more coffee enters the United States than any other food product. More

UK Starbucks to Use Fair Trade Coffee in Every Drink

Erin Zimmer 1 comment

When the UK division was warned that global sales would be down this year, they decided to go exclusively fair trade, in hopes of boosting revenue.... More

Reverse Trick-Or-Treating with Fair Trade Chocolate Politicizes Halloween

Sweets Clay Gordon 12 comments

globalexchangestore.org Several advocacy and humanitarian organizations are asking Americans to participate in "reverse trick-or-treating" this Halloween to help build awareness about inequities in the global cocoa industry and alert consumers to Fair Trade chocolate alternatives. For the second year... More

Coffee Certification Schemes Demystified

Nathalie Jordi Post a comment

Confused by the morass of acronyms and catchphrases on your bag of beans? Organic, Fair Trade, Rainforest Alliance, Smithsonian Bird Friendly, Utz Kapeh, 4Cs, and Starbucks CAFE Practices are explained in this article by Erik Ness.... More

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