Alter EcoNourishing Foodie, Farmer and Field

It’s time to celebrate the #1 gal in your life – your mama! If you’re having a little trouble deciding what to get her, have no fear! There are so many great companies that are leading the fight for social justice, fair labor standards, and environmental accountability – here are just a few of our top […]

    All right foodies, it’s time to talk about the elephant in the room: we need to eat less meat. It’s no secret that adopting a vegetarian diet can have numerous benefits to your health (including lower cholesterol, decreased risk for heart disease and cancer AND better moods), but did you know that eating […]

Since the New York Times wrote their article on the rise of popularity of quinoa and its affect on the native population, many customers and retailers have come to us asking us about our reaction and the validity of the claims. While we are thankful for the attention being paid to the region and the local people’s struggle (after all, that is inevitably what we try to do), we do feel that they take an angle that does not take into account many important factors, particularly the aspect of fair trade. Based off of the knowledge and experience we’ve gathered from our 14 years of working closely with Bolivian quinoa farmers, let me take some time to answer some of these questions and claims