Alter EcoNourishing Foodie, Farmer and Field

IMG_1358 When it comes to sustainability...we're serious. Curious to see how we're reducing our impact in something as simple as packaging? Click here to learn about the first Home Compostable packaging in North America, and what that means for you!
IMG_5586 The undeniable great flavors and quality of our chocolates are primarily due to the uniqueness of the cacao beans grown in Peru and Ecuador, as well as the hard work of our Swiss chocolatiers who have mastered the art of crafting the most delectable bars. So, how can a global brand such as Alter Eco attest to having a sustainable and low impact on our planet?

Interview in Peru

By antoine / February 12th, 2013

IMG_6155 Answers to the questions YOU asked for our most recent trip to one of our cacao cooperatives, Acopagro, in Peru. Read more from the perspective of Maria del Pilar Castillo...
Bolivia_AlterEco In lieu of recent negative light being shed on quinoa farming and high western demands, Alter Eco wants to acknowledge the full effect of increasing demands on the farmers lives and highlight the benefits of a sustainable, direct relationship with the producers.
Acopagro Here's to 2012! Read more about what we were able to accomplish thanks to you, our amazing supporters!
Scenic Red Quinoa - Bolivia - Alter Eco © This blog post is an account of what our company, through our co-founder and COO Edouard Rollet, has seen and experienced of the situation in Bolivia regarding quinoa cultivation, as an answer to recent negative articles about this issue.

Reforestation in Peru

By antoine / December 12th, 2012

IMG_5653 A memorable trip to one of Alter Eco’s wonderful partner cooperatives, Acopagro, brought many stories and experiences back with the team to San Francisco. Team members visited the co-operative this year not only out of routine check-ins and visitation with the farmers, but also to contribute to the reforestation project with Pur Projet.

Ready, Set, Bake!

By Kelsey / December 12th, 2012

8260320430_6c0bb2b4be_b Learn about our recent partnership with Tartine Bakery and Sprouts Cooking Club in order to raise money for kids to take a culinary immersion trip to France in 2013!

Non-GMO Verified

By Edouard / October 23rd, 2012

No-GMOs Alter Eco has always chosen the highest quality, sustainable ingredients for its consumers. We believe that GMOs are not compatible with our vision of quality or respect of the environment and producers. According to the Non-GMO Project, “Over 80 percent of all GMOs grown worldwide are engineered for herbicide tolerance. As a result, use of toxic herbicides, like Roundup, has increased 15 times since GMOs were introduced.”
Bolivian Market - Alter Eco © In March I traveled to Bolivia to visit our partner cooperative ANAPQUI, as I do every year. Besides their amazing ability to grow and cultivate something in such a desolate landscape, I am always fascinated how our friends lives on the Altiplano revolve around this resilient seed, and how they incorporate it in their daily diets! -Edouard

Tagged With: Bolivia , Fair Trade , Quinoa

VIDEO: the Acterra staff takes the time to compile a video showing exactly why we were chosen for their Environmental Sustainability Award. We are beyond honored for this recognition!
L. Hunter Lovins - Alter Eco © Last night, 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.