The Hidden Price of Fad Crops

Periodically, some crop or another is hailed as the next ‘miracle,’ and everyone promptly starts buying it up. For food, it’s chia, acai, quinoa, what have you. It’s typically a food that has been consumed by native populations for centuries, something that may be stressed in advertising language about it; it’s a ‘native secret’ or […]

‘Organic’ Doesn’t Mean ‘Fair to Workers’

Buyers of organic produce actively seek it out because they believe it will be more environmentally sound, sustainable, and nutritious[1. In some cases; some studies indicate that organic production methods can result in higher nutrition value, while others do not.]. Some may also be operating under the impression that labourers on organic farms receive fair […]