Alter EcoNourishing Foodie, Farmer and Field

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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!

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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 / February 12th, 2013

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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…

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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.

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Here’s to 2012! Read more about what we were able to accomplish thanks to you, our amazing supporters!

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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 / December 12th, 2012

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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 / December 12th, 2012

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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 / October 23rd, 2012

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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.”

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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!

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