Numi Tea Brings Fair Trade to Madagascan Turmeric Farmers

TurmericFieldsOfGold_IngredientsThis is part of a series on “The Future of Fair Trade,” written with the support of Fair Trade USA. A 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization, Fair Trade USA is the leading third-party certifier of Fair Trade products in the United States. To follow along with the rest of the series, click here.

By Brian Durkee of Numi Organic Tea

A member of the ginger family, turmeric has caught the attention of wellness practitioners and health enthusiasts for centuries.…

Happy Family testing next hypothesis…

Entrepreneur – Impact Investing
BY JESSICA POTHERING
Writer, ImpactAlpha.com

Shazi Visram and Jessica Rolph launched Happy Family on Mothers’ Day in 2006 with the mission of making organic, nutrient-rich baby food widely available and affordable.

Now mothers themselves, Visram and Rolph gave a Mothers’ Day present to investors last year: the announcement that Happy Family was being acquired by French food giant Danone, reportedly, for more than $250 million for 92 percent of the company.

OSC2, Whole Foods and the Lexicon of Sustainability featured at SXSW Eco!

OSC2, Whole Foods Market and the Lexicon of Sustainability hosted a panel at Supply Side on Oct . 7 to a full house of attendees.  It is clear we are ready for new ways of thinking and new solutions on packaging.

Can Mission-Based Companies Change Big Industry?
Tuesday, October 7, 2014 @ SXSW Eco

Featured panelist:

700047  Ahmed Rahim / Numi Tea – Co-founder & CEO
700046  Errol Schweizer / Whole Foods Market – Exec Global Coord
706546  Lara Dickinson / OSC2 – Consultant
701867  Laura Howard-Gayeton  / The Lexicon of Sustainability – Exec Dir
700048  Mathieu Senard / Alter Eco – CEO & Co-founder

Summary
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Consumers are becoming more aware of where their food comes from, and the impact of their food purchases.

“5 in 5” with 18 Rabbits’ Alison Bailey Vercruysse

We recently sat down with Alison Bailey Vercruysse from 18 Rabbits for our first installment of “5 in 5”, where OSC2 members take 5 minutes to reflect on 5 simple questions. Alison joined OSC2 in the fall of 2013, and has been an active member ever since.

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OSC2: What’s your hometown?
ABV: Dallas, Texas

OSC2: What’s one thing most people don’t know about you?…

Check out who’s in Fortune this month!

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Numi Organic Tea’s brother-and-sister brewers

By Catherine Dunn
This article is from the November 18, 2013 issue of Fortune

There’s a photograph that Ahmed Rahim snapped of his sister Reem in the Grand Canyon in the summer of 1998, seated on a ledge over an immense drop. The image — Reem posing next to the abyss — commemorates a moment: The pair had just discovered they shared the same idea — to import numi, a dried lime brewed as tea in their native Iraq, and start a business together.…

Check out these groundbreaking compostable wrappers from Alter Eco!

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BREAKING DOWN COMPOSTABILITY

By Jeanne Cloutier – Alter Eco Foods / October 1st, 2013

So, you’ve tried our incredible new coconut oil truffles and are in awe of the taste, and the health benefits, and the inspirational stories behind the cacao and coconut farmers…and the taste….and now you may be wondering about these little wrappers and what exactly does “Please compost this wrapper” mean?…