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Maliouk In ‘Neo Folk’ By Signe Vilstrup For Glamour Italia October 2014

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Marina Nery In ‘Tomorrow’s Tribe’, Lensed By Sebastian Kim for Vogue Australia April 2014

Kelly Mittendorf In ‘Buffao Belle’ By Robert Bellamy For L’Officiel Paris March 2014

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Paul de Luna’s ‘Samsara’ & The Sacred Feminine

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India’s Women Need Goddess Lakshmi To Fight for Women’s Rights

Khristine Dinke | Sergi Pons | BMM Magazine’s Warrior Goddess

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Kirsti Pyrhonen Is Sensual Style Queen by Peter Farago for Vogue Brazil December 2012

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Slow Boat to Economic Heaven | Grim Reality Polaroid Days

What Would Dan Eldon Say About Somalia 2008?

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Entries in fair trade cacao (3)

Thursday
Jan192012

Eye | Bill Clinton @ National Retail Federation | Top Nutrient Dense Foods

Bill Clinton and Macy’s Inc. chairman and chief executive officer Terry J. LundgrenAmerica’s 42nd president and founder of the William J Clinton Foundation was cautiously hopeful, speaking before a crowd of 5,000 at the National Retail Federation’s annual convention Monday in New York.  Citing a 5 percent growth rate in retail last year, Clinton said retail ourperformed the total economy at 2 percent. WWD reports:

However, the 42nd president of the U.S. and founder of the William J. Clinton Foundation, cited the deep financial and psychological impact of the current economic crisis including how people feel about themselves and their prospects which are changing, noting that many men are taking retail jobs that traditionally went to women. “All during my childhood and young adulthood, I never doubted not for one minute I could make a living.” But the recent economic crisis has “shattered” that line of thought for people. “This is more than just an economic crisis. It’s gone to the core of people’s sense of who they are and what they are worth.”

Clinton’s speech was themed ‘Embracing Our Common Humanity’ and it covered the world’s unsustainable way of life; his humanitarian efforts in Haiti; and fighting childhood obesity in the US. Speaking of childhood obesity, Clinton said it could “bankrupt the health care system if we don’t do something about it.”

On the subject of solutions, Clinton cited the development of high-end manufacturing jobs and patronizing the small independent shopkeeper. High-end manufacturing jobs support American research labs, and America must not lose those, said Clinton.

Citing Corning Glass, based in upstate New York, Clinton said:

“Corning manufactures all over the world but they also manufacture here because their labs are here,” Clinton said. “They want manufacturing and research together so they can check [new products] right away.…The manufacturing structure ought to give people incentives to do this.”

Top Nutrient Dense Foods

Organic Authority details The 8 Most Nutrient Dense Foods on Earth. Voilà chocolate is on the list, but only in the right form. The 8 foods included are spirulina, kale, hemp seeds, chocolate, brocolli, spinach, chia and berries. Talking chocolate, we read:

Cacao beans are so nutrient-dense that scientists haven’t even begun to identify all the benefits in the little bean yet. Don’t grab a Snickers though—the good stuff is found only in raw cacao beans or nibs (or really, really dark chocolate). Minerals, vitamins and tons of antioxidants are great for your heart, skin, and release chemicals in the brain that make you feel like you’re in love.

Raw Cacao Powder Tops Antioxidants Foods List      More chocolate health news

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Friday
Dec232011

Eye | America Throws Away 40% of Food | Fair Trade Scandals | Avalon Organics 1st in Skin Care

Organic Skin Care Labeling

Avalon Organics has upgraded more than 90 formulas for 100 SKUs in its line of personal care products, making it the first company offering everything from shampoo to body lotion that is totally organic. In executing the overhaul, Avalon turned to the NSF/ANSI 305 standard for personal care products, one that closely mirrors the USDA guidelines for natural and organic food.

WWD reports that Avalon’s new products are now shipping to Whole Foods, Target, Walmart and drugstores across the country.

Whole Foods is leading the charge to develop standards for personal care products that are standardized around the term ‘organic’ and will begin educating customers with in-store endcaps in March. The company has removed products that don’t qualify as organic.

Is Fair Trade Movement Fair?

Bloomberg moves from their in-depth reporting on the Victoria’s Secret fair trade cotton scandal in Burkina Faso to a larger review of fissures and pressures in the fair trade movement.

As consumers try to do the right thing by supporting fair trade products at higher prices, the push for fair trade products is strong.

New research has quantified the benefits to the bottom line: In a study released earlier this year, researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Harvard University and the London School of Economics found they could boost bulk coffee sales by 10 percent just by adding a fair-trade label on the packages. Sales of goods approved by Fairtrade International, the world’s largest certifier of such products, soared 27 percent in 2010 to more than $5.7 billion.

In the case of Victoria’s Secret, Bonn-based Fairtrade International certified the cotton that apparently comes from child labor. Bloomberg writes that the organization “took a year and a half to commission an independent review after BBC disclosures in March 2010 that children harvested Ghanaian cocoa certified by the group for suppliers to Cadbury and other companies.” Read on at Bloomberg News.

Food Waste in America

About 40% of all the food produced in America is tossed out every year writes Forbes. This, according to a study published by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases.

Our throwaways are part of a total 150 trillion calories of food waste a year, or, $43 billion squandered annually. Along with overproduction or surplus and unwanted food scraps, spoilage is a key problem in food waste. Forbes shares produce that lasts the longest.

Tuesday
Dec282010

Scientists Sequence Superior Quality Cacao DNA | Will Raiders Get A Sweet Tooth?

Scientists have sequenced the DNA of a variety of ‘theobroma cacao’, considered to produce the world’s finest chocolate.

According to Science Daily, “fungal diseases can destroy seed-bearing pods and wipe out up to 80 percent of the crop, and cause an estimated $700 million in losses each year.”

By sequencing the cacao genome, the US Department of Agriculture may help insure the supply of high-quality cacao to the $17 billion American chocolate industry.

Worldwide demand for cacao now exceeds demand, a reality prompting commodities trader Anthony to try to corner the global chocolate market.

As long we we keep commodity’s trader Anthony Ward away from poor farmers who will benefit from this scientific advancement, the world may have a win-win for truly free markets.

The Ivory Coast, producer of 40% of the global cacao supply had a much stronger than predicted cacao season, ending Mr. Ward’s anticipation of causing an international shortage of cacao, a critical health and libido-boosting food.

Let’s hope Ward is on to corn flakes, known to be a libido-depressing food, leaving chocolate lovers alone. Presently fine cocoa production is about 5 percent of global cacao production. Currently most cacao farmers earn about $2 a day, but fine chocolate commands a higher price.

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