French fair trade co-operative Ethiquable plans to invest EUR15m (US$16.7m) in an organic chocolate plant. The facility will be located in Fleurance, south-west France, and will open in spring 2021 with an annual production capacity of 1,300 tonnes. The project, in association with Peruvian cocoa producer and processor Norandino, will partly be funded by state bank CDC. Ethiquable produces a… Read more »
Demand for organic products has been growing by double digits since the 1990s, according to the Organic Trade Association. Mintel considers non-GMO to be one of the fastest-growing claims with 44% of new food products between 2013 and 2016 claiming to be non-GMO. Despite this, farmers haven’t kept up the supply of USDA-certified organic wheat or Non-GMO Project verified corn… Read more »
Alter Eco has long been known among consumers for its commitment to organic and Fair Trade products. Now, as a top ten finalist in Green America’s People & Planet Award for Green Businesses, the company is being recognized for its efforts.