I've told you about Fair Trade, and how it's so important to support companies and businesses with the Fair Trade label. Rapunzel, Divine Chocolate, and Sweet Earth Organic Chocolates are great companies to buy from.
Just to remind you, Fair Trade means that the farmers were given a fair price for their products, so they can in turn pay their workers the proper salary. No child labor or forced labor was used when you see the Fair Trade label.
I recently discovered a new line of foods called Alter Eco Fair Trade. They offer wonderful products such as White and Red Quinoa from Bolivia, Unrefined Cane Sugar from The Philippines, Coffee from Peru, and they also have Thai, Coral, Ruby, and Purple Rice from Thailand.
Alter Eco also has many different kinds of tea such as Chai from Sri Lanka, and Darjeeling Black from India. My favorite product must be their chocolate bars. These are made using a combination of Fair Trade ingredients such as cocoa, sun-dried raisins, and roasted cashews.
When you look on the back of an Alter Eco Fair Trade package, you'll find the unique story of the farmers and the area where it was cultivated. Not only do I love knowing where my food came from, but I love buying quality products from companies who pay their workers what they deserve.
Fit's Tips: Look for Alter Eco Fair Trade products at your local health food store, or if you visit their website, their products can be bought online. They're reasonably priced for what you get, and you'll feel good supporting a conscious company.