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the better world Shopping Guide by Ellis James

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 (

shopping guide“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

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

September 22, 2009 at 15:21 Leave a comment

Books at Global Fayre

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
An opportunity for cooks to learn about our world and its wide variety of flavorful foods. Sit at the table with people you have never met, taste the flavors of their food, feel the warmth of their friendship, and learn from their experiences.

Simply in Season: Recipes that celebrate fresh, local foods (Mary Beth Lind and Cathleen Hockman-Wert) $21.00
Providing recipes and reasons to eat seasonal foods grown locally. Eating in season is a great way to improve your health, support local farmers and help the environment.

Simply in Season Children’s Cookbook (Mark Beach and Julie Kauffman) $21.00
Each season this cookbook takes you out to the garden, into the kitchen and around the table to enjoy fresh food. Fun with food from garden to table.

More-with-Less (Doris Janzen Longacre) $21.00
Suggestions by Mennonites on how to eat better and consume less of the world’s limited food resources.

the world of street food (Troth Wells) $19.95
Sizzling, stirring, frying – delicious fresh street food served up in a trice before your eyes. Now you can cook real fast food at home with these 100 best recipes from around the world – easy, quick dishes sampling the deights of street food.

The Bittersweet World of Chocolate (Troth Wells and Nikki van der Gaag) $19.95
For many people, one of the most enjoyable pleasures is a delicious piece of chocolate. The The Bittersweet World of Chocolate explores the story of this delectable food, as well as offering 50 recipes from around the world. It reveals an eventful history and explains why more of us are buying Fair Trade chocolate.

Tree of Life: The World of the African Baobab (Barbara Bush) $7.95
Describes the life cycle of a tree that lives on the African savannah and the insects, birds, and animals that reply on it for home, food and survival. Illustrated by breathtaking watercolors portraying the sparse African landscape.

July 12, 2008 at 15:22 Leave a comment

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