• Cleversoft Shopify Jun 18, 2018

    Beyond Organic Matters

    Demand for organic food through retail sales has been growing strong in the U.S. and is expected to continue to expand, outpacing the sales increase of comparable conventionally produced food and nonfood items. According to the Organic Food Association, the easing of the recession, and consumer’s increasing desire for convenience products are factors that have contributed to the sustained retailed organic food market growth since 2011. Consumers prefer organically produced...

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  • Dagmar Thiel Jun 11, 2018

    Go Organic and be an agent of change

    Effects of the chemicals for food, soil and water sources Pesticides and fertilizers are chemical compounds used for destroying or repelling pests, unwanted plants (weeds and damage crops), fungus or insects. They contain active, inert ingredients and contaminants potentially harmful for humans and animals. According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), “the active ingredients are the chemicals that prevents, destroys, repels, or mitigates a pest, plant regulators, defoliants,...

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  • Dagmar Thiel Jun 11, 2018

    Is Organic food better for you?

    We used the word “organic” to talk about fresh products free of man-made pesticides, herbicides, genetic manipulation or toxic chemicals. Moreover it is the perfect option for people that are searching for a different and healthier lifestyle. When you choose organic food in your diet, you are ingesting what nature meant for you and also your promoting the pure agriculture. But what changes by eating organic? The United Nations Food...

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  • Dagmar Thiel Jun 11, 2018

    Benefits of the “Mother Grain”

    Quinoa is an ancient South American grain, hailed as a superfood due to its health benefits. The Incas have known it all along as the “mother grain” as it is cultivated in the Andes. Quinoa is considered a complete protein and it’s known to contains all nine essential amino acids. It is also non-GMO, gluten-free, has high iron content, is easy to digest, has twice the fiber compared to other...

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  • Dagmar Thiel Jun 10, 2018

    Going Beyond Fairtrade Standards

    About 14 million farmers directly depend on cacao; the livelihood of around 50 million people globally depend on this product. Cacao exports amounted to about $20bn in 2014; almost 2/3 of the cacao output came from two countries alone: Ivory Coast and Ghana, where most cacao farmers live with less than $1/day. By contrast, the chocolate industry is dominated by 9 grinders/processors and 6 chocolate manufacturers and was worth $150bn....

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