Benefits of Organic Turmeric Powder

Benefits of turmeric powder Turmeric is one of most used spices in India. It has many health benefits which make it one of most used product in the country. Here we are listing benefits of turmeric powder. Antiseptic Properties  Turmeric contains a compound called curcuminoids. Curcumin is rich in antioxidants. Normal turmeric consists of 3% of curcumin while Alleppey turmeric consists of 5% of curcumin which make it high in demand. Boost your immunity  Haldi milk is one of most used recipe in [...]

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Organic Virgin Coconut Oil

Benefits of Virgin Coconut Oil Virgin Coconut Oil is obtained by cold process method. Unlike coconut oil, virgin coconut oil is very healthy which make it unique and popular among health conscious people. Here we are listing some of benefits of organic virgin coconut oil. Boost your immunity  Virgin Coconut Oil has the property to boost your immune system. It has anti inflammatory, anti-fungal and antibacterial properties. For your skin For many years coconut oil has been used as a moisturizer. Compared to coconut [...]

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Is organic the past or the future of Kerala?

Thinking of going organic— the youth of Kerala has now started to shift to living healthy and going organic. Choosing a lifestyle based on a certain diet seems to be the new growing trend among the youth and this choice speaks as the telling story of a person’s perspective and character to others.  Contradicting the general stigma of IT professionals addicted to consuming junk food over healthy foods has now changed dramatically. Even though US is the godfather of [...]

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eSeva – A Big Hope for Small Farmers

Digitising Growth for Farmers Empowering farmers has always been the goal of Manarcad Social Service Society, a Fairtrade co-operative of farmers from Idukki. The flash floods in August 2018 in Kerala affected the people of Kerala and the farmers of Idukki were one of the worst affected due to countless landslides and their proximity to the dams. Their crops, livestock, valuables, farming equipment, homes and even documents were washed away. Rehabilitation would be an easier process had they been able to save [...]

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Celebrated Indian Coffee — Monsooned Malabar

India has exclusive coffee breeds that have loyal western followers. Some food products get famous with its geographical indications as Banglor Rasogolla, and some for its specialties or for its origin. However, Monsooned Malabar aka Monsoon Malabar – is one of its kind coffee bean known for its geographical processing and is under the protected status on India’s geographical indications. This celebrated coffee that is a favorite in the USA and Europe gets its name from the distinctive natural processing [...]

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6 Ways to Beat Plastic Pollution at your Office

Plastic – the hot topic which is discussed every day and how to beat the plastic pollution.  When world celebrates the World Environment day 2018 with its #beattheplasticpollution theme, as residents on planet earth, we should ponder over ways to beat the plastic pollution and reduce the use of plastic in our everyday life. Most of the foods we buy at the grocery stores are packed into plastic packaging, not to mention the even organic food is wrapped with [...]

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NAPP Starts Fairtrade Network in Philippines

The Philippines, a beautiful nation of 7000 islands with warm, hospitable people. But poverty amongst the agrarian community is a sad reality here, posing many challenges to the journey of Fairtrade NAPP in the country. As the Chair of NAPP, I visited the country to support our Fairtrade NAPP members. Big traders are the decision makers in Philippines, as the farmers have little access to the market. We have developed a B2B Portal for producers which serve as a bridge for [...]

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Fairtrade Global Sourcing Builds a Community at Kano, Nigeria

We have been certified organic since last season and around 200 smallholder farmers are cultivating ginger here. We collect ginger at a better price than the market.  In Nigeria, farmers don’t know how much about quality standards and huge lots of produce were rejected due to aflatoxin.  However, we set up a drying centre and warehouse in Kano. At our processing facility, the fresh produce undergoes washing, slicing and drying through solar tunnel drier.   The local villagers don’t have any jobs after harvest [...]

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Green Fun at Earthbuilders

Earth builder camp for teenagers started at Plantrich Organic Experience Centre. Participants enjoyed the fun-wrapped training programme which taught them about organic farming and cycling. The camp was inaugurated by the planting of pepper vines in grow bags by all participants. The guests to too joined in planting pepper wines. Molly Paul, the organic expert explained the importance of pepper wine planting and its connection with Thiruvathira njattuvela period.  However, due to climate change, many njattuvela seasons too have changed. Ideally, pepper wines should be [...]

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