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Summer Selections – Better Nutrition July 2014

June 26th

New products to make your July sizzle — from sea salt chocolate to an herbal spot treatment for clear skin

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Alter Eco Featured in ‘Category Trends’ of Candy and Snacks TODAY

June 1st

Alter Eco is introducing two chocolate bar flavors to its line.  Deep Dark Sea Salt Organic Chocolate and Dark Salted Brown Butter Organic Chocolate bars are made with 70% Cacao Nacional Forastero beans from Ecuador. 

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Healthy Indulgences: Regardless of Dietary Preferences, Many Shoppers have a Sweet Tooth that needs Satisfying

June 1st

Despite commitments to a vegan, gluten-free or fat-free diet, consumers still want to indulge. Better-for-you dessert and confection manufacturers have learned that the best way to satisfy the sweet tooth of a health-conscious consumer is through additional product benefits.

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Best for the World: Alter Eco Aims for Full Circle Sustainability

May 29th

Today we launch a new weekly series aimed at learning more about the 92 B Corporations who won the ‘Best for the World’ title earlier this year from nonprofit B Lab.  First we spotlight Alter Eco, a company that connects food with economic empowerment.

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Alter Eco honored as one of B Corp’s Best of the Best for Overall Social and Environmental Impact

May 10th

All B Corps strive to be best for the world. By scoring in the top 10% of all B Corps for overall social and environmental impact, the following businesses are honored as the Best of the Best for Overall Impact. 

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Alter Eco Chocolate Bars Combine Premium Sea Salt and Brown Butter

May 7th

The latest additions to Alter Eco’s line of Swiss-style organic and Fair Trade chocolate bars deliver buttery and salted flavors that elevate these classic ingredients in a truly delicious and ethical manner.

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Whole Foods Market® honors 2014 ‘Supplier Award’ winners

April 24th

Company spotlights best in class supplier partners for outstanding innovation, responsible sourcing and commitment to quality standards

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Alter Eco wins Environmental Stewardship in Whole Foods Market’s 2014 ‘Supplier Awards’

April 24th

AUSTIN, Texas (April 24, 2014) – Tuesday night, Whole Foods Market named Alter Eco the winner of its Environmental Stewardship award in the grocer’s coveted annual Supplier Awards.

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Alter Ecoʼs Newest Chocolate Bars Give Chocolate Lovers Permission to Reignite Their Taste for Iconic Ingredients: Brown Butter and Salt

April 20th

The latest additions to Alter Ecoʼs line of Swiss style organic and Fair Trade chocolate bars draw on iconic ingredients that Americans have had to learn to resist – until now.

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Fuel Up, Feel Great!

March 31st

If you’re going to sin, sin healthfully. This unique chocolate bar from Alter Eco mixes organic 60 percent dark chocolate with toasted quinoa, adding a little crunch of protein and fiber to your smooth and sinful treat. Love it!

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Can fast-growing Alter Eco push the envelope on sustainability?

February 4th

Alter Eco is growing quickly and doing almost everything right, but the small company’s ambitions are to drive major change. –  Marc Gunther 4 February 2014      

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A Kind Voice on Employment, Opportunity and Innovation

January 1st

Host Dr. V. Mayfield interviews Mathieu Senard cofounder of Alter Eco, a values-based brand of specialty food products that brings delicious, exotic, high-quality and healthy ingredients from around the world to consumers in the United States, directly benefiting small producers around the world.  

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Alter Eco Organic Fair Trade Truffles: A Classic Reinvented

November 23rd

The classic truffle reinvented — for a new consumer who’s health-conscious, socially-conscious and environmentally-conscious.  Alter Eco Foods is proud to introduce their newest organic, fair trade product line: truffles!  

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Alter Eco Registers as Delaware’s First Benefit Corporation

August 1st

(Wilmington, DE – August 1, 2013) - Delaware Governor Jack Markell and Secretary of State Jeffrey Bullock welcomed Alter Eco to register as Delaware public benefit corporations – PBC – on the statute’s first effective date, along with 16 other companies. 

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Why You Shouldn’t Feel Guilty About Your Quinoa Addiction

July 18th

The quinoa craze continues, but the debate may at last be winding down.  In recent years, quinoa, popularly grown in Bolivia, has exploded in U.S. popularity — and the increasing demand for it has spurred a lot more than pilaf.

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Your Love Of Quinoa Is Good News For Andean Farmers

July 17th

Quinoa lovers have been put on a bit of a guilt trip with stories suggesting that the increased demand in the U.S. has put the superfood out of reach for those living closest to where it’s grown.

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When Doing Good Meets Investing

July 12th

‘Benefit corporations’ have legal cover to put social goals above financial ones. What do investors need to know?

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Can You Stomach The Truth About Quinoa?

July 11th

Quinoa has become America’s newest superfood. As the West becomes more obsessed with the crop, its South American farmers are paying the price. Would you eat quinoa if it caused others to starve?

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Is Fair Trade Quinoa A Real Thing, Or Has The Superfood’s Popularity Hurt Those Who Grow It?

July 8th

Quinoa, which until recently was eaten mainly by poor rural communities in Bolivia, seems to be everywhere these days. From quinoa salads to a gourmet backpacking dinner, we’ve featured a fair few quinoa recipes ourselves.

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Benefits of Quinoa Boom for Bolivia’s Poorest of Poor are Beyond Economic

June 25th

San Francisco – June 25, 2013 –Alter Eco, the only Fair Trade brand and the leading provider of organic Fair Trade quinoa in the U.S., helped shed light on how the quinoa boom has been a benefit to one of the poorest regions in Bolivia, and revealed the real challenges for this emerging industry that’s […]

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Food Review: Alter Eco Organic Dark Chocolate Quinoa Bar

April 13th

Quinoa in chocolate? Sounds a little bizarre, but if Nestlé Crunch was one of your favorites as a child, then you’ll adore this grown-up and healthier take made by Alter Eco — Organic Dark Chocolate Quinoa Bar.  We’re talking smooth, deep, luscious dark chocolate with delightful quinoa-rice crisps. It’s vegan, GMO-free, soy-free, gluten-free, and certified […]

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San Francisco International Chocolate Salon 2012

March 24th

Alter Eco wins an outstanding 12 awards at the San Francisco International Chocolate Salon 2012 including a Gold for the Best Milk Chocolate Bar and Best Organic or Fair Trade Product.

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For One Food Company, the Key Ingredient for Success is Fairness

December 4th

Food company Alter Eco is attempting to create a holistic, sustainable global food distribution system, one that resolves those moral quandaries by inserting a crucial ingredient—fairness.

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Alter Eco Receives the Non-GMO Project Verification for its Entire Line of Organic and Fair Trade Products

October 18th

Alter Eco, one of the country’s leading fair trade and sustainable food companies, announced that it has received the Non-GMO Project verification for its entire line of products. Committed to using only non-GMO ingredients since its creation in 2005, Alter Eco is now proud to have this claim verified by a third-party. 

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Spring Rolls With Shrimp, Red Rice and Herbs

October 8th

On the surface this looks like a classic spring roll, with the shrimp beautifully displayed against the thin rice flour wrapper. Inside, though, Alter Eco red jasmine rice replaces the traditional rice noodles.

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Quinoa Salads With Spring Vegetables

June 12th

Quinoa makes great salads because it has such a vegetal flavor. It can be the main ingredient or a lesser element added for texture and variation. This week’s recipes have great staying power, so make some of these on a Sunday and take them to work during the week.

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GSC recognizes Alter Eco with a 3S Award for Community Engagement

June 9th

GSC 3S Awards program recognizes exceptional achievements in the global sourcing marketplace, shown by individuals and organizations that exhibit a combination of positive social and economic leadership.

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How to Keep Your Chocolate Fix Healthy

June 6th

The virtues of chocolate just keep coming. A recent study found that eating dark chocolate every day over a decade may lower your risk of having a heart attack or stroke.  But before you indulge, make sure you make your chocolate treat healthy by remembering these tips.

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Alter Eco Joins CommonKindness.com to Create Funding for Nonprofits

June 5th

Alter Eco proudly adds coupons to CommonKindness to help generate new funding for America’s favorite nonprofit organizations.

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Alter Eco receives the Acterra Award for Sustainability

June 1st

Alter Eco was honored to receive the Acterra’s 2012 Business Environmental Award in the category of Small Business for its commitment to small-scale farmers and to sustainable and fair trade practices.

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Alter Eco’s Dark Coconut Toffee Bar: As Good as its Producer’s Politics

May 28th

Alter Eco’s new Dark Coconut Toffee 47% Cacao chocolate bar with butter and sea salt is our newest keep-away bar:  Keep it away from me or I’ll eat it all. It’s a good thing they only sent one, as a case would have gone down just as easily.

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Fair Trade Chocolate, Tea, Spice and Coffee Sales Jump 75 Percent, Study Says

April 20th

A bite of Alter-Eco’s Dark Chocolate and Quinoa with a cup of rooibos superfruit tea from Choice’s organic Jane Goodall tea collection.

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5 new fair trade foods and beverages from Expo West 2012

March 14th

At Expo West 2012 this past weekend, I had the good fortune of attending a rooftop cocktail party hosted by Fair Trade USA. 

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Some Ways to Get Started as a Social Entrepreneur

June 22nd

With the economy still struggling, it may seem like an impossible time to start a do-good social venture. It can be hard enough to operate any business profitably — let alone one that also tries to improve the world. But some observers believe that the tough times may be increasing interest in social ventures.

Dark Quinoa bar as a “feel-good alternative” to classic Nestle Crunch in Food and Wine

March 22nd
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Alter Eco is recognized as a San Francisco Green Business

July 9th

Our mission is to help San Francisco businesses adopt environmental practices that are sustainable as well as profitable. We achieve our mission by setting stringent criteria, providing technical assistance, and publicly recognizing and promoting Green Businesses with a seal that enables customers to shop in keeping with their values.

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Alter Eco’s Tristan Lecomte Named One of TIME Magazine’s Top 100

April 29th

It’s an interdependent world we live in, and the work of Tristan Lecomte, 36, is the definition of interdependence. He has put into business common sense, which in business can be the least common of senses.

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Peru hails Western carbon offsetting programmes

March 28th

Nestle Waters France wants to offset emissions from its factories in the west by buying trees in a rainforest thousands of miles away. It is not the first and it will not be the last time a multinational company publicly declares its green intentions.