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29/03/12

• Some International Food Co-operatives

Link: http://blogs.kipublishing.com/index.php/photomahin/?s=International+Co-operatives&disp=search&submit=Search

India: The KASAM (Kandhamal Apex Spices Association for Marketing) Co-operative

was set up to trade fairly with, and help to educate, the Kuttia Kondh tribe, who have, for some time, grown and exported high quality organic turmeric. The turmeric has now been @28 the Dutch equivalent of the British Soil Association. Trading turmeric is vital to the welfare of more than 12,000 subsistence farmers in a region where the average family plot is only around one third of a hectare. The Khandamal region of Orissa, in Eastern India, is the poorest region of the second poorest state of India (after Bihar). The high quality, sun dried turmeric is processed and graded within a co-op-owned factory, and is exported worldwide. The original co-operative expanded rapidly to include further items, and is now known as
The Tribal Co-operative Marketing Development Federation of India, TRIFED.
The Federation of Tibetan Co-operatives in India has similar objectives

Popular 30-day Raw Food Diet from India involving Turmeric

Tea Co-operatives in India.

  • October 2007: In an edition of the "Food Programme" on BBC Radio 4, the tea co-operative run by the Kilimanjaro Native Co-operative Union, was featured. The KNCU, founded in 1924 is Africa's oldest Coffee Co-operative. Tea growers are now included

    365 Ways to Drive a Liberal Crazy (Paperback) by James Delingpole
    No 218 is a page on Fair Trade Coffee

    Listen to a Fair Trade Coffee Farmer from Uganda

    • Article on fair trade coffee in Nicaragua written for USA Today by a friend of Jacyntha's who initially took a year out of university to actively promote the project

    • Rwanda: The Abahuzamugumbi Co-operative consists of smallholder farmers in the South of that country. They grow, and now process, high-grade coffee under the trade name of Roasters Union Coffee. They own an excellent Roasters Co-operative Coffee shop near Mile End Underground station in East London
    Union Coffee Roasters Co-operative, The New Roastery, Unit 2, 7a, South Crescent, E16 4TL tel: 020 7474 8990

    Cooking with Coffee: 60 Recipes Using Fair Trade Coffee (New Internationalist Fairtrade Cookbooks) (Paperback)

    Calon Wen is a diary Co-op owned by over 20 farming families from across Wales. It was the first dairy in the UK to achieve the Soil Association Ethical Trade Symbol

    Organic food co-operatives take hold in Kentucky

    • Honey is being made in the Washington White House

    • Zambia: 2,000 beekeepers in the tropical miombo forests in NW Zambia joined together to form a co-operative. Now their organic honey is marketed in the UK by David Wainwright

    • (US) Government tyranny: Illinois Department of Agriculture
    secretly destroys beekeeper's bees and 15 years of research proving Monsanto's Roundup kills bees

    PLEASE REMEMBER: all honey can be lethal if given to babies

  • • Not a co-op but Campaign is the first overseas trade title / international business magazine in Bangladesh

    Preventing Food Waste

    Setbacks and Surprises Part of the Deal for a Startup

    In praise of misfits
    Why business needs people with Asperger’s syndrome , attention-deficit disorder and dyslexia

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    17/03/12

    Extract from the best selling book

    365 Ways to Drive a Liberal Crazy

    No 218:

    On being served Fair Trade coffee, take a sip, then spit it out in horror and disgust. Gag: "My God! This is Fair Trade! Don't you know I never do Fair Trade stuff? Fair Trade is evil." Explain the reason for your principled objection: by overpaying certain favored suppliers, Fair Trade sends out incorrect price signals that distort the market. If coffee prices are low, it's not a sign that well-meaning liberals should be emotionally blackmailed into paying more; it's a sign of over supply which—were the market allowed to work correctly—would send a signal to farmers to diversify their portfolio of crops

    And a Joke on The Perils of Food ....

    A Doctor was addressing a large audience in Brisbane .
    'The material we put into our stomachs is enough to have killed most of us sitting here years ago. Red meat is awful. Soft drinks corrode your stomach lining. Chinese food is loaded with MSG.
    High fat diets can be disastrous and none of us realizes the long-term harm caused by the germs in our drinking water. However, there is one thing that is the most dangerous of all and we all have eaten, or will eat it. Can anyone
    here tell me what food it is that causes the most grief and suffering for years after eating it?'
    After several seconds of quiet a 75-year-old man in the front row raised his hand and softly said, 'Wedding Cake.'

    14/03/12

    Raw (Unpasturised) Milk and Cheese made for it ...

    Link: http://www.chow.com/food-news/156027/12-alt-milks-for-today-s-alt-bros/?bt_alias=eyJ1c2VySWQiOiIxMjUyOTkxIn0%3D

    2nd October 2014
    A timely reminder (if it were needed!) that Food Hygiene is always of vital importance

    • July 2014:
    New Developments for selling Raw Milk in the UK

    The (UK) Food Standards Agency had organized this public meeting in Central London to discuss the future of raw milk regulations in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland

    ‘The Future of Raw Milk Regulation’

    was part of the (UK) consultation on the Raw Milk regulations that ran until the end of April 2014

    • Recommended listening

    Podcast of BBC Radio 4's The Food Programme, partly made during the (UK) Food Standards Agency Meeting on Raw Milk on Monday 31st March 2014 Anyone with an interest in the subject of raw milk had been invited to take part in the discussion, which can be viewed on the internet

    The relevant podcast is for the programme originally broadcast on Sunday 6th April 2014, repeated Monday 7th April. Many aspects of Raw Milk were covered in this broadcast

    Earlier

    The Board of the UK Food Standards Agency (FSA) will decide, at its next meeting, on 20th March, 2012, whether the FSA should review the current rules governing the sale and marketing of unpasteurized, or raw, drinking milk and cream

    In January 2013 the UK FSA announced a prosecution involving the supply of raw drinking milk

    Australia

    Cheeses made with unpasteurized milk, are more widely available for sale, and must be labelled as being made with raw milk or made with unpasteurized milk. It was forbidden to import these cheeses into Australia until 2005. Cheese is subject to production processes which should reduce the risk from pathogens, these processes include salting, acidification and maturation

    USA

    18th April 2013
    Jury Refuses to Convict Raw Milk Farmer

    Further Information by Country ....

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