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Podcast Episode 7: Organizing for the Long Haul

In 40+ years as an activist pushing for a more equitable food system, Rob Everts has seen a lot. Now he’s one of…

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Podcast Episode 6: Big Doesn’t Just Happen

Get ready for the most exciting episode of The Stories Behind Our Food we’ve done yet. We talked to Joe Maxwell about consolidation…

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Cacao beans on a table form the shape of Africa, along with a bar of Total Eclipse chocolate

Podcast Episode 5: Total Eclipse of the Heart

It’s time for The Stories Behind Our Food. We’ve just released a brand-new episode of our interview-style podcast, and…

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Woman In Coffee Highlight: Meet Haby

In the lush and isolated highlands of southern Peru, a region known as Incahuasi, meaning “House of the Incas,” one young woman, Habilia Vigoria Oyola…

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An aerial view of red bandanas spelling out "cacao" with farmers gathered around.

Podcast Episode 4: Farmers Sharing Knowledge for Better Chocolate — and Better Outcomes

Hey, it’s another episode of The Stories Behind Our Food, live and ready for you to listen! Here it is! You can hear…

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Men in Ethiopia hold small paper cups of fair trade organic coffee

Natural Process Coffee

Have you ever tried natural process coffee? If you have, you probably noticed a difference! Known as “naturals” in the specialty coffee industry, these coffees…

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Three Children

Of Caravans, State Terror and Climate Disruption

A closer look at the U.S. role in creating refugees from Latin America November 16th marks the 29th anniversary of the slaying of six…

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Podcast Episode 1: Back to the Food Co-op

We’re excited to announce that Equal Exchange has a new storytelling podcast, The Stories Behind Our Food! Here’s the first episode…

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Who Grows Your Chocolate? An Update

You probably already know that cacao is the crop from which cocoa and chocolate are made. West African countries like Ghana and Côte d…

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USAID Grants and the Democracy of Information

We recently interviewed Cristina Liberati, who administers grants that support farmer cooperatives in Latin America as they improve their quality, productivity, and financial stability. Because…

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What’s It Like to Grow Coffee?

HANDS IN THE DIRT In early spring, gardeners in the USA welcome warmer weather by pouring over our seed catalogs, readying the soil in our…

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On May Day, Help Change the Food System

Welcome to the Food Revolution. Happy May Day! International Workers’ Day is near to our hearts here at Equal Exchange. After all, we’re one…

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Food for Thought: Hot Chocolate in Art

THE ART OF LUXURY Do you love fine chocolate and cocoa? You’re in good company. Many powerful and discerning people — from Aztecs conquerors…

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A calavera is a representation of a human skull. The term is most often applied to decorative or edible skulls made (usually by hand) from either sugar (called Alfeñiques) or clay which are used in the Mexican celebration of the Day of the Dead (Día de los Muertos) and the Roman Catholic holiday All Souls' Day.

Interview: Celebrating Día de los Muertos

In Mexico (where many of our coffee producer partners are located) and other parts of the Americas, many people are celebrating Día de los…

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Making the Oil of Chrism with Justice

Every year on Tuesday in Holy Week, the clergy of the Episcopal Diocese of California gather at Grace Cathedral to renew their ordination vows and…

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