Alter EcoNourishing Foodie, Farmer and Field

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A group of junior high students put Alter Eco’s compostable truffle wrappers to the test. Check out their results…

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The surprising effects of geography, climate, soils and more, on quinoa! Learn what defines the quality of your every day staple food.

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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?

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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!

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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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!

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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.