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Valerie Bowden from Dirkosh Crunch tells us what it's like to run a business in Ethiopia.....  When I started our crisp company in Ethiopia, I was so excited by the future and what it would bring. I wanted to create a snack that was as tasty as it was high in minerals. I found that in teff grain. Just one example of a native African plant that is off the charts in terms of nutrition. More importantly, I wanted to help the community I fell in love with. I wanted to partner with farmers who too often aren’t treated or...

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Image by jaroas on Pixabay    Welcome to the first in a series of blogposts from Ethiopian Teff Crisp company Founder, Valerie Bowden. Given the love the UK Vegan population has for our healthy snacks, and her own experience as a plant based vegan, we thought it apt to kick the series off with a post on the benefits of eating more vegan food, even if you’re not vegan….. Over 3 million Brits have gone completely vegan. If you’re thinking, “I could never give up cheese, icecream, and burgers,” don’t worry. You don’t have to go 100% vegan. Even trading out just a...

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Storimarket didn’t set out to be a supplier to zero waste shops. We set out to bring consumers food with a story of social impact and sustainability, which would provide a fair market for small farmers and producers in Africa. However, along the way we realised we couldn’t talk about sustainability without tackling the biggest issue of our time: plastic waste. We’ve already blogged about our simple choice about packaging, but by working with zero waste stores such as Zero Green in Bristol we realised we could do even more! Think about your typical food supply chain. Farmers sell to...

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Since a group of academics abandoned the University of Oxford over 800 years ago to set up a new university on the banks of the river Cam, the University of Cambridge has been famous for its independent thinking. This independent thinking has won them over 100 Nobel Prizes. Therefore, it should come as no surprise that the University of Cambridge is also leading the way with its Sustainable Food Policy. The policy, launched in 2017, specifically aims to reduce the impact the University’s catering has on the environment and promote more sustainable production and consumption. This means you’ll struggle to...

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When you think about what defines the values of a company, packaging is probably not the first thing that comes to mind. However, the material you wrap, shrink, box or bag your product in says more about your values as a company than that fancy logo, pithy vision or amount spent on sustainability consultants. Just ask Walkers, who were forced last week to launch a scheme to recycle its crisp packets after months of #PacketInWalkers protests and a petition signed by over 300,000 people, found out. If any one moment defines the shift in public opinion against packaging waste, it...

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