Today marks the start of the 5th annual British Food Fortnight, a celebration of the diversity of locally produced food. Now, more than ever, we need to be looking at eating food that has been produced on our own shores,… Read More »British Food Fortnight: a celebration of local food
Seattle, WA boasts the first organic/fair-trade chocolate factory in the United States.
Theo Chocolate took over an old brewery in the Fremont district of the Pacific Northwest city last January. It is a small operation compared to its mega (non-organic) counterparts, which produce the confection for companies like Hershey’s and Nestle.
Theo founder, Joel Whinney not only wants to pursue the fine art of chocolate, but also wants to improve the lives of cocoa growers around the world.
On a recent visit to a local rare breeds farm I read about the Farmers Weekly Food Miles Campaign, aimed at consumers like you and me, educating us about how “bringing in food from all corners of the world is bad for the environment, bad for freshness, bad for food security and bad for traceability”.
Would you like to get involved in supporting local producers and cutting out food miles?
If you would like to be listed in the EcoStreet directory, submit your link here. It’s FREE. — Our latest listing is Naturebotts, selling eco-friendly mother and baby products. They are stockists of Moltex Oko eco-disposable nappies, biodegradable wipes and… Read More »Latest Green Listings