From: Paul Geary, ENN
Published May 26, 2005 12:00 AM

EarthNews Radio: ForesTrade

Organic foods are a fast-growing segment of the economy. They're not only healthy, but good for the environment as well.

ENN's Jerry Kay and Katrina Rill spoke to Sylvia Blanchet, president of ForesTrade, who with her husband Thomas Fricke in 1996 founded the wholesaler of organic and fair trade products:

Listen to EarthNews Radio: ForesTrade

Blanchet says that growing organic food and spices is about growing for seven generations; that is, preserving the soil and the plants themselves.

She says that allspice grows on a tree, and that in the past Workers would cut down the trees, harvesting only one generation's worth of allspice. Organic harvesting demands climbing the trees to pick the berries by hand, thus leaving the tree for future generations.


To learn more about ForesTrade and its line of organic bulk products and coffees, visit its website at

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