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GloryBee Foods Introduces Fair Trade Certified Honey in Retail Jars

11/5/2010 10:01:35 AM

Tags: Food

GloryBee Foods is pleased to introduce retail jars of Organic Fair Trade Certified™ honey, which will be available on grocery store shelves later this fall. The honey is produced by beekeeping cooperatives in Brazil’s arid Caatinga region. Since the cooperatives have been established, beekeeping families in the region are able to earn a fair price for their honey and improve not only their own standard of living, but that of their communities as well with the support of the Fair Trade premium funds that are specifically for community investment. The honey will be available in two different pack sizes: An easy-to-use 12-ounce squeeze bear and an 18 ounce sustainable glass jar. The honey packed in the glass jars is raw, (never heated above 115 degrees) which preserves the beneficial enzymes naturally found in honey.

18 oz jars and 12 oz squeeze bears will be available for purchase from GloryBee Foods mid-November. The bears and jars will be carried by natural foods retailers and distributors in the Western United States.

To help educate consumers about Fair Trade honey, GloryBee Foods has produced a documentary video entitled “Hope is Golden: The Fair Trade Honey Story.” This 10-minute documentary highlights the journey made by Dick and Alan Turanski to Brazil, where they visited two cooperatives producing Fair Trade honey. The documentary also includes interviews with cooperative members and organizers, who share how selling their honey through the cooperative has improved the standard of living for themselves and their communities. The video can also be viewed on the GloryBee Foods web site at www.glorybeefoods.com/gbf/Company_Sustainability.cfm  

About Fair Trade USA 

Fair Trade USA (previously TransFair USA), a nonprofit organization, is the leading third-party certifier of Fair Trade products in the United States. Fair Trade USA audits and certifies transactions between U.S. companies and their international suppliers to guarantee that the farmers and workers producing Fair Trade Certified goods were paid fair prices and wages, work in safe conditions, protect the environment, and receive community development funds to empower and uplift their communities. Fair Trade USA educates consumers, brings new manufacturers and retailers into the Fair Trade system, and provides farming communities with tools, training and resources to thrive as international businesspeople. Visit http://www.fairtradeusa.org for more information.

About GloryBee 

GloryBee® Foods started in the family garage of Dick and Pat Turanski in 1975 with a dream of providing natural, healthy ingredients for the people of their town. That spirit remains strong today, and GloryBee is still a family-owned and operated business in Eugene, Oregon.

This press release is presented without editing for your information. The Herb Companion does not recommend, approve or endorse the products and/or services offered. You should use your own judgment and evaluate products and services carefully before deciding to purchase. 



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