October is Fair Trade Month - What is Fair Trade?

Posted by Boston Organics on Oct 3, 2021 10:15:00 AM

October is Fair Trade Month - The concept of Fair Trade can be traced back to 19th century Europe. Gaining commercial success in the 90's with a labeling program, the Fair Trade movement has become fragmented and confusing. In this post we explore the history, why all Fair Trade labels are not the same, and why business pioneers in the movement like Equal Exchange and Deans Beans are focusing less on labels and more on business transparency.

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Topics: Fair Trade and Organic, Food Politics, Community Events, Equal Exchange, Taza Chocolate, miscellaneous, Original Boston Organics Blog, Deans Beans

The Difference Between USDA Organic and Non-GMO Verified Seal

Posted by Boston Organics on Feb 22, 2021 4:00:00 AM

These days more and more consumers are looking for ways to avoid genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in their food. We may have to wait until 2020 before we see labels on our food indicating the presence of genetically modified ingredients in the United States. In the meantime, there are two food labels that indicate the absence of GMOs for consumers: the USDA Organic label and the Non-GMO Project Verified seal.

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Topics: Food Politics, Organic Grocery Delivery Boston, About Organic, Non GMO, Organic vs Conventional

Your Vote Matters!

Posted by Boston Organics on Oct 15, 2020 1:15:00 PM

The general election is right around the corner and there's no time like the present to make sure your voting plans are in order. Here are important dates to mark in your calendar and tips to make voting as easy as possible!

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Topics: Boston Organics Community, Food Politics, Community Events, Community, miscellaneous, election

Day 06 & 07: 21-Day Racial Inequity Challenge

Posted by Boston Organics on Jun 29, 2020 1:48:58 PM

I am taking the 21-Day Racial Equity Challenge. Each day I will be taking time with the prompts, and I will be sharing my reflections/thoughts. I encourage our audience to take this challenge with me to start your own self-reflection journey, start understanding and building empathy for people who are not like yourself, learn more about racial inequity in our food system, and ultimately learn how we can better support the Black people in our community.

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Topics: Food Politics, boston organics, The Boston Organics Crew, Food System, Race, 21 Day Racial Inequity Challenge, Food Solutions New England, Racism

Day 05: 21-Day Racial Inequity Challenge

Posted by Boston Organics on Jun 23, 2020 12:00:00 PM

I am taking the 21-Day Racial Equity Challenge. Each day I will be taking time with the prompts, and I will be sharing my reflections/thoughts. I encourage our audience to take this challenge with me to start your own self-reflection journey, start understanding and building empathy for people who are not like yourself, learn more about racial inequity in our food system, and ultimately learn how we can better support the Black people in our community.

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Topics: Food Politics, boston organics, The Boston Organics Crew, Food System, Race, 21 Day Racial Inequity Challenge, Food Solutions New England, Racism

Day 04: 21-Day Racial Inequity Challenge

Posted by Boston Organics on Jun 16, 2020 2:45:00 AM

I am taking the 21-Day Racial Equity Challenge. Each day I will be taking time with the prompts, and I will be sharing my reflections/thoughts. I encourage our audience to take this challenge with me to start your own self-reflection journey, start understanding and building empathy for people who are not like yourself, learn more about racial inequity in our food system, and ultimately learn how we can better support the Black people in our community.

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Topics: Food Politics, boston organics, The Boston Organics Crew, Food System, Race, 21 Day Racial Inequity Challenge, Food Solutions New England, Racism

Day 03: 21-Day Racial Inequity Challenge

Posted by Boston Organics on Jun 12, 2020 2:30:00 PM

I am taking the 21-Day Racial Equity Challenge. Each day I will be taking time with the prompts, and I will be sharing my reflections/thoughts. I encourage our audience to take this challenge with me to start your own self-reflection journey, start understanding and building empathy for people who are not like yourself, learn more about racial inequity in our food system, and ultimately learn how we can better support the Black people in our community.

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Topics: Food Politics, boston organics, The Boston Organics Crew, Food System, Race, 21 Day Racial Inequity Challenge, Food Solutions New England, Racism

Day 02: 21-Day Racial Inequity Challenge

Posted by Boston Organics on Jun 10, 2020 9:13:40 PM

I am taking the 21-Day Racial Equity Challenge. Each day I will be taking time with the prompts, and I will be sharing my reflections/thoughts. I encourage our audience to take this challenge with me to start your own self-reflection journey, start understanding and building empathy for people who are not like yourself, learn more about racial inequity in our food system, and ultimately learn how we can better support the Black people in our community.

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Topics: Food Politics, boston organics, The Boston Organics Crew, Food System, Race, 21 Day Racial Inequity Challenge, Food Solutions New England, Racism

Day 01: 21-Day Racial Inequity Challenge

Posted by Boston Organics on Jun 9, 2020 4:29:59 PM

I am taking the 21-Day Racial Equity Challenge. Each day I will be taking time with the prompts, and I will be sharing my reflections/thoughts. I encourage our audience to take this challenge with me to start your own self-reflection journey, start understanding and building empathy for people who are not like yourself, learn more about racial inequity in our food system, and ultimately learn how we can better support the Black people in our community.

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Topics: Food Politics, boston organics, The Boston Organics Crew, Food System, Race, 21 Day Racial Inequity Challenge, Food Solutions New England, Racism

Fair Trade: Improving Lives Around the World with Equal Exchange

Posted by Boston Organics on May 9, 2019 1:18:00 PM

October is Fair Trade month and World Fair Trade day is in May! We’re celebrating by offering a sale on all of our Equal Exchange products! Equal Exchange lives and breathes fair trade through their company cooperative, purchasing strategy, and mission. We’re proud to be a supporter of their great work!

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Topics: Fair Trade and Organic, Organic Farmers, Food Politics, Equal Exchange, About Organic, Cooperatives

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