Posts Categorized: Activism

The Story Behind Mexican Avocados

Article Courtesy of Equal Exchange The avocado has become a staple on the menus of restaurants, a favorite first food for new babies, and a must-have for foodies everywhere. We know we love it, but what else do we know about the Mexican avocado? Avocado lovers in the U.S. may have noticed that there have… Read more »

15 Surprising Uses for Bananas

1. Egg Substitute. For an egg substitute in chewy baking recipes, replace one egg with one ripened mashed banana. Great idea for infants and vegans. 2. Shine Your Shoes. Rub the inside of a banana peel on your leather shoes, wallet or hip jacket. Just wipe away the residue with a lint-free cloth. 3. Clean… Read more »

How the Peru Floods Impacted Banana Farmer Partners

By: Mildred Alvarado, Producer Relations, Equal Exchange Bananas The first five months of the year are usually the most difficult for our Peruvian banana farmer partners due to weather difficulties. Problems due to the rainy season are expected. However, what’s happening this year is unusual. We asked Leticia Gutierrez, a producer and the Logistics Coordinator… Read more »

The Connection Between Avocados and Butterflies

  Article Courtesy of Equal Exchange The demand for avocados in the U.S. is rising at a breakneck pace. In 2015, Americans consumed double the amount of avocados as compared to 2008. While this growing demand for avocados has changed the dynamics of the avocado, produce, retail, and restaurant industries as a whole, the avocado… Read more »

Three Easy Ways to De-stress

1. AT WORK Limiting the amount of time you spend on email help reduce anxiety and be more productive throughout the day. Here’s how: Step One: Clean your Inbox. There’s no reason to have 150 (or more!) unaddressed items sitting in your Inbox. The constant reminder of these open ideas and conversations can make you… Read more »

Food Waste Reconsidered – Part I

Up to 20% of all fresh foods that are grown and produced do not meet strict market requirements and often end up being plowed back into the soil or considered “waste” – produce that is crooked or discolored or has grown too large too quickly. Another 8%-10% is trimmed off or thrown out at retail… Read more »

Changing the World, One Love Letter at a Time

I recently was asked by a listener how we can most successfully create a better world – by voting with our money, by actively boycotting certain stores and products, by signing online petitions, or by public demonstrations? The obvious answer is “yes” to all of it. In addition, there are a number of creative, non-violent actions one can take,… Read more »

World Rivers Day

“Rivers are the arteries of our planet; they are lifelines in the truest sense.” – Mark Angelo World Rivers Day is celebrated every year on the last Sunday of September. “World Rivers Day is a celebration of the world’s waterways. It highlights the many values of rivers and strives to increase public awareness and encourages… Read more »