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Organic Foods Are Healthier For You (and for everything else that lives on planet Earth)

A Response to the Recent Stanford University Meta-study
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by Rodney North

You may have heard about a new meta-study by researchers at Stanford University that looked into the health benefits of organic foods.  It was covered by the New York Times, NPR, TV news programs and others.  

Straus Family Creamery Summer Newsletter 2012

What’s New at Straus Family Creamery in Summer of 2012?
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What’s New at Straus Family Creamery in Summer of 2012?

Straus Family Creamery Introduces Organic Greek Yogurt

Sustainably-made, rich, organic yogurt with the authentic Straus Family Creamery flavor
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(3BL Media) Petaluma, CA - August 6, 2012 - Straus Family Creamery proudly introduces Organic Greek Yogurt, the only Non-GMO-Verified, certified Organic Greek Yogurt on the US market. The Organic Greek Yogurt, which is also certified kosher and gluten free, is now available in dairy cases throughout the West Coast in quart-sized, 32oz. cups in whole milk and nonfat versions at a suggested retail price of $6.49.

RSF Social Finance Makes a Loan to Ceres Community Project

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(3BL Media) San Francisco, CA - July 10, 2012 - RSF Social Finance is pleased to announce a new loan to Ceres Community Project, a non-profit which prepares and delivers free healthy, organic meals to Sonoma and Marin County residents dealing with the stress and challenges of a serious illness.

Ceres will use the funds to purchase its newly renovated headquarters and commercial kitchen facility in downtown Sebastopol.

Silent Sustainability

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At last weekend's Harvard Social Enterprise Conference, Ayr Muir, founder and chief executive officer of Clover Fast Food, Inc., a Cambridge, MA-based restaurant and food truck company, revealed his secrets to success. He told the audience how his restaurants try to use local and organic ingredients as much as possible.

RSF Social Finance Fall 2011 Newsletter

How do you Feed a Movement?
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Four times a year, RSF Social Finance publishes a print newsletter featuring stories about clients, updates and commentary on activities and initiatives, and a guest essay. Each newsletter is dedicated to one of our focus areas. This isuue explores Food & Agriculture.

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Four times a year, RSF Social Finance publishes a print newsletter featuring stories about clients, updates and commentary on activities and initiatives, and a guest essay. Each newsletter is dedicated to one of our focus areas. This isuue explores Food & Agriculture.

Equal Exchange Launches 5th Annual Reverse Trick-or-Treat Halloween Drive to End Forced Child Labor in Cocoa Countries

2011 marks 10 years after Harkin-Engel Protocol called for end to the worst forms of child labor in cocoa-producing countries
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It has now been 10 years since the cocoa/chocolate industry signed the Harkin-Engel Protocol obliging them to root out forced child labor in their supply chains. The Protocol was championed by U.S. Senator Tom Harkin (Iowa) and Rep. Eliot Engel (NY) in the wake of a global scandal when reporters uncovered the practice of children being trafficked and forced to work against their will on cocoa farms in West Africa. When after five years there was no discernable progress Equal Exchange, in collaboration with human rights and advocacy groups like Global Exchange and the International Labor Rights Forum, launched the first Reverse Trick-or-Treating campaign. On Halloween 2006 thousands of children nationwide delivered informational cards and Fair Trade chocolates to over 100,000 households to raise awareness of the issue and of Fair Trade as a tool to help end forced child labor. Unfortunately the industry has still done far too little to tackle child labor, or the endemic poverty of cocoa farmers, so the Reverse Trick-or-Treating campaign is returning for the 5th year.

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It has now been 10 years since the cocoa/chocolate industry signed the Harkin-Engel Protocol obliging them to root out forced child labor in their supply chains. The Protocol was championed by U.S. Senator Tom Harkin (Iowa) and Rep. Eliot Engel (NY) in the wake of a global scandal when reporters uncovered the practice of children being trafficked and forced to work against their will on cocoa farms in West Africa. When after five years there was no discernable progress Equal Exchange, in collaboration with human rights and advocacy groups like Global Exchange and the International Labor Rights Forum, launched the first Reverse Trick-or-Treating campaign. On Halloween 2006 thousands of children nationwide delivered informational cards and Fair Trade chocolates to over 100,000 households to raise awareness of the issue and of Fair Trade as a tool to help end forced child labor. Unfortunately the industry has still done far too little to tackle child labor, or the endemic poverty of cocoa farmers, so the Reverse Trick-or-Treating campaign is returning for the 5th year.

More information on Facebook... 

Relief For Parents This Fall: Equal Exchange’s Green Fundraiser Is Here

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(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) West Bridgewater, MA - September 19, 2011 - During this back-to-school season many beleaguered adults will no longer need to dread the knock on the door from the neighbor’s child peddling waxy chocolate or magazines for a local fundraiser. This is because thousands of parents are making the switch to the recently expanded green fundraiser from Equal Exchange, the pioneering Fair Trade company best known for their organic coffees, teas and chocolates.

Wallaby Yogurt Company Launches Two New Organic Yogurt Lines

Wallababy™ and Joey™ Expand Wallaby’s Product Offerings to the Next Generation
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(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) Napa Valley, CA - August 30, 2011 - Wallaby Yogurt Company, a family-owned producer of organic yogurt, announces the release of two new product lines, Wallababy™ Organic Whole Milk Yogurt for Babies and Joey™ Organic Lowfat Yogurt for Kids. Children and growing families are some of Wallaby’s most enthusiastic consumers, so their needs have long been a focus of Wallaby’s creations.

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