1000 Flowers for the Planet - #366 Buy UTZ Coffee
UTZ Certified is a program and a label for sustainable farming, including the farming of coffee and cocoa. It covers good agricultural practices, farm management, social and living conditions, and the environment. There’s a lot to be learned about this program at https://www.utzcertified.org/ so please take a look. Here is a quote from that website:
Good coffee no longer just means good taste, quality and price. There is also a growing interest in the conditions in which the coffee was produced. Today’s consumers demand that it is made responsibly, with care for people and the environment. This means, for example, appropriate and modest use of fertilizers, pesticides, water and energy. Children of coffee farmers sent to school rather than put to work. Farm workers given decent labor rights, housing and healthcare. And farmers empowered to act as professionals and become better businessmen. … The goal of the program is to create a sustainable, viable coffee market. How? Through an efficient certification and traceability program for socially and environmentally responsible coffee production that meets the needs of both producers and markets.
Also at this website you will find a list of places and products that are UTZ certified – you can check it out for your country. By simply making better informed choices about the simplest things we do, we can make a huge difference to the life of a fellow human being in another part of the world, without even knowing that person. In this way, we make an impact on the world – for the better.