10 Feb '12, 11pm

Rainforest Alliance Spices up Sustainability with New Standard: #spice #sustainability

The Rainforest Alliance today announced that it has teamed up with the Sustainable Spices Initiative (SSI) to develop new standards for sustainable spice production, in accordance with Sustainable Agriculture Network (SAN) standards. SSI is the first major program to address sustainability in the production of spices and this announcement marks the 11th World Spice Congress in Pune, India. Founded by the Sustainable Trade Initiative (IDH) and four leading players in the Dutch spice market, this major spice program will aim to implement SAN standards to the production of 34 different types of culinary spices. These standards will address key issues in the production of spices, including loss of biodiversity, heavy use of agrochemicals and poor conditions for workers -- problems which plague the production of spices globally. “We’re delighted that the leading spice companies...

Full article: http://www.rainforest-alliance.org/newsroom/news/spice-st...

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