Blog — fair trade
16 (plus) years a vegan.
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Hi There- Being vegan may be a slightly newer concept for many folks- maybe someone saw a documentary about the environmental impacts of animal agriculture, or their favourite celebrity went on a vegan kick themselves. It isn't a new concept for me, as my first official intentional participation was in the year of our lord, 2006. This was before most documentaries or celebrities dawned the vegan word. But, I think what sparked my officially swearing off contributing to animal suffering as much as possible started long before then. I think it started at around age 5 or 6....
Why is Zimt so expensive? (Hint: It isn't.)
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As expressed in a previous blog post, the purpose of Zimt is not to make chocolate. There are a number of topics that I’d like to delve into and, this one provides a great overview for the premise of these. It’s a topic that, unless you’re an economist (or just someone who can’t stop won’t stop analyzing), you likely don’t think about too much- at least not in a broad sense. Externalities are costs or benefits (spillover effects) to a third party, who is not directly involved in the primary market transaction, resulting from either the production and/or consumption of...