Month: November 2011

Month: November 2011

ABC Resource Assists Herb Industry Identify Quality Standards
November 11, 2011 Standard World Tea News

AUSTIN, TX. Maintaining quality standards of herbs used in the blending of teas is made easier by the publication this week of a guide to quality specifications by The American Botanical Council (ABC). In a detailed and thorough review of the myriad standards for botanical ingredients, Josef Brinckmann, Vice-President of Research and Development at Traditional

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Fair Trade USA Releases Draft Farm Worker Standard
November 2, 2011 Standard Dan Bolton

OAKLAND, Calif. Fair Trade USA this week revealed its draft Farm Workers Standard for those employed on large-scale farms. The organization, which has announced it will part ways with European-based Fairtrade (FI) over FI’s labor policy, also responded to critics of its proposal that manufacturers can certify products with as little as 25 percent Fair

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