Food & Trade Organic Foods
Alter Eco is a values-based brand of specialty food products that brings sustainable, delicious, exotic, and healthy ingredients from around the world to people here in the United States and Canada for their delight and enjoyment, while directly benefiting farming communities in the Global South. Directly from the farmers, Alter Eco brings food products that capture distinct attributes of various regions around the world including ancient supergrain Royal Quinoa from the Bolivian Andes, heirloom Jasmine Rice from Northern and East Thailand, Amazon-grown and Swiss-made dark chocolate bars, and unrefined ground Mascobado cane sugar from The Philippines.
Alter Eco gets its name from two of its cornerstone principles — Economic Alternative, for a different and fair approach to trade, and Ecological Alternative, for a more environmentally sustainable approach to farming. Alter Eco's premium quality is the marriage between traditional farming and finely-tuned gourmet craftsmanship –an unbeatable combination.
"We believe that a new economy is being built and driven by a new kind of leadership. The old system is un-adapted to this new economy. New structures and legal frameworks are needed to catalyze the efficiency and growth of these triple bottom line organizations, which require private capital to operate. By bringing these organizations together, B Corp provides a platform to pursue, advocate and implement these structural and regulatory changes within the new economy."