Wholegrain quinoa, grown in France

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This quinoa is grown by the UAPL cooperative in the Loire Valley in France.

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Fairtrade Fortnight 2015: 10 best food and drink

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You might have the ubiquitous bananas in your cupboard, but what about other ethically-sourced offerings? IndyBest finds products to try this Fairtrade Fortnight. Celebrate Fairtrade Fortnight (February 23- 8 March 2015) with products from wine to white chocolate, all certified by the Fairtrade Foundation, working...

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Did you know that Cow Farts cause Global Warming?

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Are you all familiar with a gas called Methane? It’s a greenhouse gas, like carbon dioxide, only 25 times more dangerous to the climate! Unfortunately, it is found in a cow’s flatulence! According to the UN’ Food and Agriculture Organization, domesticated ruminants expel about a...

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Eat Your Spoon!

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There’s finally a solution for disposable forks and spoons that limits plastic waste. Instead of ending in a landfill, you can eat them. This concept has been developed in India, the world’s largest user of disposable cutlery, where 120 million pieces get thrown out each...

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The Impact of Cooking on Human Evolution

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Dr. Richard Wrangham, a Harvard scientist, has been able to demonstrate through his studies that cooking your food helps you digest it better. How? It actually facilitates the job for your digestive system, especially your intestines but even the rest of your body.

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The Tractors of the Cooperative

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Our founder, James Livingstone-Wallace, helps in the development of the cooperative through the purchase of tractors, trucks and other material to facilitate harvesting and sorting the grains before getting them to the plant, via the Fairtrade scheme. Today, Quinola Mothergrain has helped the cooperative benefit...

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Save the planet, eat less meat

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Save the planet, eat less meat Today, the biggest source of protein intake in the Western diet (mainly Europe and the USA) is meat, leaving behind vegetable proteins with their nutritional benefits. The problem with consuming animal protein is that it has serious consequence for...

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Over $100,000 in Fairtrade Premium!

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For thousands of years, quinoa was cultivated in the Andes by the Incas, who considered it as the sacred crop of the gods and the “mother of all grains” (hence the name Mothergrain). Launched in 2011, Quinola Mothergrain is an organic and Fairtrade brand, sourcing...

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Charge your phone with a Plant

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Barcelona based company Arkyne Technologies have taken renewable energy to a new level: the soil and roots of a plant. They came up with a way of charging your phone via plant photosynthesis. The leaves are used like solar panels where sunshine turns carbon dioxide...

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How to grow vegetables with your smartphone

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Thanks to Taipei-based company OPCOM, you can now grow your own vegetables at home and with your smartphone. This innovation is a farm cube that is a fully enclosed ecosystem allowing you to grow 100 to 200 pieces per cycle (around 6 weeks) depending on...

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