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We just took delivery of some copies of this excellent guide. Here’s what Dr Jones has to say about the guide on his website (www.betterworldshopper.com):
“The only comprehensive guide for socially and environmentally responsible consumers available, this book ranks every product on the shelf from A to F so you can quickly tell the “good guys” from the “bad guys” — turning your grocery list into a powerful tool to change the world. Representing over 15 years of distilled research, data is organized into the most common product categories including coffee, energy bars, computers, gasoline, clothing, banks, cars, water and more.
Also included is a summary of the essential information about particular product categories, profiles of the best and worst companies, practical buying tips and the most useful online resources available. Whether you believe in environmental sustainability, human rights, animal protection, community involvement or social justice, you’ll want this book.
Small enough [4″x6”] to fit in a back pocket or small purse and organized in a shopping-friendly format, The Better World Shopping Guide will help you change the world as you shop! For just 10 bucks, how can you NOT get one?”
the better world shopping guide is available now in our store in downtown Springfield, Missouri or online at www.globalfayre.com.
On scanning through, it’s great to see some of our suppliers mentioned, although in truth most of the producer groups that we buy from are too small to get a mention:
Chocolate – an “A+” goes to Equal Exchange and Divine amongst others, with an “A” going to Shaman.
Coffee – the only “A+” to Thanksgiving Coffee and an “A” to Equal Exchange
Olives and Pickles – the only “A+” goes to Canaan
Nuts – the only “A+” goes to Equal Exchange
Tea – an “A+” for Equal Exchange
Books at Global Fayre
We’re steadily adding to the range of the books that we carry at Global Fayre. Here’s a brief review of what we have at the moment. If you have any suggestions for other books that you feel our customers might enjoy, then let us know!
Bella’s Chocolate Surprise (Adam Guillain and Elke Steiner) $8.95
It’s Bella’s birthday and Mum’s made Bella her favourite chocolate cake. But just what is chocolate made of and where does it come from? With the help of her friend the Quetzal bird, Bella harneses the powers of her mystical pendant and flies to Ghana in West Africa to discover much more than she bargained for.
Fair Trade:A Beginner’s Guide (Jacqueline DeCarlo) $14.95
Author and activist Jacqueline DeCarlo explains the principles behind Fair Trade and its development into a powerful economic tool. Packed with inspiring ways to make a difference, this book will encourage readers of all backgrounds to help end poverty, environmental destruction, and human exploitation.
The Conscious Consumer: Promoting Economic Justice Through Fair Trade (Rose Benz Ericson) $3.95
Helps the reader to: understand how Fair Trade relationships enhance the quality of life for producers; interact with a global community taking action to ease inequalities wrought by traditional trade structures; discover the growing array of fairly traded products now readily available.
Extending the Table: Recipes from Argentina to Zambia (Joetta Handrich Schlabach) $21.00
Simply in Season: Recipes that celebrate fresh, local foods (Mary Beth Lind and Cathleen Hockman-Wert) $21.00
Simply in Season Children’s Cookbook (Mark Beach and Julie Kauffman) $21.00
More-with-Less (Doris Janzen Longacre) $21.00
the world of street food (Troth Wells) $19.95
The Bittersweet World of Chocolate (Troth Wells and Nikki van der Gaag) $19.95
Tree of Life: The World of the African Baobab (Barbara Bush) $7.95