Browsing the "Fair Trade" Tag

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Vegan Recipe: Deliciously Dairy-Free & Fair-Trade Chocolate Chips

Going vegan is easy; but finding fair-trade dairy free chocolate chips at a reasonable price can be challenging! Not only do manufacturers like to sneak in the ol’ cow juice, but many chocolate companies just LOVE exploiting child slavery — which I strongly prefer not to support, thankyouverymuch. Since both vegan and fair trade factors are important to me, and since I don’t have an unlimited fund for building up my chocolate chip pantry shelf, I tinkered up this recipe for cruelty-free dairy-free fair-trade nom. Enjoy!

August 10th

Are VeeV Organic All-Natural Açaí Cocktails For Real?

I have to admit I was skeptical. After Skinny Girl Cocktails’ “all-natural” ingredient was found to contain cancer-causing preservatives and their full-blown attempt to greenwash consumers, I assumed the worst when I heard about Vita Frute VeeV Organic All-Natural Cocktails. VeeV, which touts itself as the “World’s First Açaí Spirit,” is hitting the market with three pre-mixed cocktails: the Açaí Cosmo, Superfruit Margarita and Skinny Açaí Lemonade, and I was fully expecting another case of false advertising. But, I think I was wrong.

September 12th

Innovative Project Combines Health, Ethics, Food, and Social Media: Meet HoneyColony!

Inspired by bees’ collective sharing of knowledge, a new site on the horizon deserves support and enthusiasm from ecovores of every stripe. Vegan, vegetarian, flexitarian, or ethical omnivore: if you value health, bees, sustainability, and ethical food: the HoneyColony project needs you! HoneyColony is in the early stages of development, but promises to be a great resource for social networking, recipes, advice, product reviews, health information, and ethically sourced food and fair-trade products.

June 13th

Guayaki Yerba Mate Review

There’s nothing like beginning the day with a hot cup of tea or coffee. Usually, I pour myself a cup of tea to wake up with, but I recently had the opportunity to try several different blends of Guayaki yerba mate. I might have started a new habit.

January 30th

The Vanilla Industry’s Dark Side

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and that means sustainable foodies are talking a lot about the link between chocolate and child slavery. The chocolate-slavery connection is an important one, and one we’ve talked quite a bit a out before, too.

What I haven’t seen folks making much noise about are the labor practices surrounding vanilla production.

January 24th