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11 Apr 2014

So Long East Coast Organic Milk

Just Us! is incredibly disappointed that East Coast Organic Milk has been unable to make a successful business. If policy-makers and marketing boards could have been more supportive it may have actually worked. You can listen to ECO Milk dairy producer, Frazer Hunter of Knoydart Farms, speak to these issues here (http://www.cbc.ca/player/Radio/Local+Shows/Maritimes/ID/2446288971/)

This is a huge loss for Nova Scotia. ECO milk was an opportunity to be proud and supportive of local farm families committed to environmentally responsible practices, in striking contrast to the conventional milk industry heavily reliant on genetically modified feed crops, chemical fertilizers, herbicide use, and monocropping.  Just Us! was an investor and supporter of the NS organic milk project since it’s very conception and was one of its biggest customers since it...

16 Feb 2012
Dr. Vandana Shiva, one of the 7 most influential women in the world, will be visiting Nova Scotia! Vandana Shiva, is a physicist, environmental activist and author. Shiva, currently based in Delhi, is author of over 300 papers in leading scientific and technical journals. Shiva participated in...
01 Feb 2012
The Industrial Revolution started in the UK in the late 18th century. This culture of mass-production is still spreading today across continents and is arguably the primary reason that we face such deep environmental and social problems in the world. Before the advent of the machine, most products...
27 Jan 2012
The world is a big place and modern life has exposed us to unlimited injustices across its amazing surface. People and nature face a degraded existence at the (unseen) hand of the so-called free market that consolidates the wealth of elite big banking & big business families & investors....
13 Jan 2012
It’s always nice to look back at where we’ve been, so we know where we are now, and where we might be able to go in the future. A lot has happened in our coffee program over the last year. Here are some brief reflections. Producers Visited long term trading partners in Honduras at RAOS...
27 Nov 2011
This week Jeff Moore and I have been travelling in Ethiopia, the mystical birthplace of both humankind and coffee. Thousands of wild varieties are still found in the country and the coffee plants grown all over the world have a lineage back to this source. The high mountains have just the right...