<p><span><strong><span>Product Labelling</span></strong></span></p> <p><span>Note about product labelling - as a member of the Alberta Organic Producers Association we are committed to correctly labelling our products.&#160; We are also committed to giving small local farms a market as they make their transition from conventional to organic growing.&#160; On the list of items some are marked with a (T).&#160; These are items that are in transition from conventional to organic and are not yet certified.&#160; All of these items have been verified by Danny as being chemical free and grown using complete organic practices.&#160; If you would like no transition products in your box, please let us know and we will adjust your account to always exclude them. You can now clearly see which items are transitional, they are in the transitional category on the website. </span></p> <p><span><strong><span>Our new order website</span></strong></span></p> <p><span>We have launched our new order website this weekend.&#160; There is a link at the top of the Choose Your Box page that you can use to jump over to it and give it a whirl.&#160; The&#160;colours are&#160;better, categories are easier to navigate and finding the important information about your account should be easier.&#160; If it isn&apos;t working for you, there is an escape&#160;link at the top which will allow you to move back to the old &apos;Choose Your Box&apos; page without losing your order in progress.&#160; We want your feedback on this so please help us by trying it out.</span></p> <p>&#160;</p> <table cellspacing=&quot;15&quot; cellpadding=&quot;0&quot; bgcolor=&quot;#edf0e9&quot;> <tbody> <tr> <td><p align=&quot;center&quot;>&#160;&#160;</p> <p align=&quot;center&quot;><img style=&quot;WIDTH: 149px; HEIGHT: 155px&quot; title=&quot;Camomille&quot; alt=&quot;Camomille&quot; src=&quot;/uploadedImages/009_-_This_Week/Chamomile.jpg&quot; width=&quot;149&quot; height=&quot;155&quot; /></p> <p align=&quot;center&quot;>&#160;</p> <p align=&quot;center&quot;>&#160;</p> <p align=&quot;center&quot;>&#160;</p> <p align=&quot;center&quot;><img title=&quot;Raspberry Leaf Tea&quot; alt=&quot;Raspberry Leaf Tea&quot; src=&quot;/uploadedImages/009_-_This_Week/Raspberry Leaf.jpg&quot; width=&quot;174&quot; height=&quot;141&quot; /></p> <p align=&quot;center&quot;>&#160;</p> <p align=&quot;center&quot;>&#160;</p> <p align=&quot;center&quot;>&#160;</p> <p align=&quot;center&quot;><img title=&quot;Earth Coffee&quot; alt=&quot;Earth Coffee&quot; src=&quot;/uploadedImages/009_-_This_Week/Earth Coffee.jpg&quot; />&#160;&#160;</p> </td> <td><h1>Earth&#160;Coffee and Tea<br /></h1> <h1><strong><em>For a limited time save SAVE $3.50 per box on chamomile tea! Stock up on fall comfort tea.</em></strong></h1> <h1>Earth Coffee and Earth Tea work with the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), donating 100% of their net profits from global sales to fighting hunger through its school meals programmes globally.&#160;</h1> <p style=&quot;LINE-HEIGHT: 13.5pt&quot;><span style=&quot;FONT-FAMILY: &quot;Verdana&quot;, &quot;sans-serif&quot;; COLOR: #333333; FONT-SIZE: 9pt&quot;><strong>This is great coffee &amp; tea ~ but what really makes the earth coffee team amazing is their story, their philosophy, and the work that is being done towards&#160;a better world. Read the Earth Coffee story below, and consider ordering Earth Coffee, or Tea&#160;(Chamomile, Raspberry Leaf, Wild Mint, or Earth Herbal).</strong></span></p> <p>Kori Chilibeck started Earth Water within months of graduating university.&#160; The idea came as an evolution, as Kori traveled to 32 different countries throughout the duration of his schooling.&#160; This extensive travel truly opened his eyes to the state the world was in.&#160; The defining moment came as Kori was trekking to base camp on Mount Everest.&#160; While at approximately 17,000 feet, his group passed an old man carrying a huge bundle on his back. He was in bare feet, torn pants, and a t-shirt.&#160; Through an interpreter, they spoke with this man and learnt that he was paid hardly 25 cents per day to carry his load up to the base of the mountain.&#160; When they asked the man what he was carrying, he said he wasn&#8217;t sure, but that he knew he could never afford whatever it was.&#160; Upon asking to look inside the bag, Kori discovered that it was cans and cans of Cola.</p> <p><br />Kori realized that either directly or indirectly, the world&#8217;s largest companies were making enormous profits literally off the backs of the world&#8217;s poorest people.&#160; He thought to himself, why couldn&#8217;t a company compete against the biggest companies in the world, operate in an environmentally friendly way, have great products, pay their employees competitive wages, and at the end of the day give their profits back to those who need it most.&#160;Kori approached the United Nations in hopes of securing a partnership. After months of sending emails, faxes and packages, and relentless phone calls, Kori was finally able to get a meeting with a Canadian office in Ottawa.&#160; Earth Water began a three year partnership with the UN refugee Agency, during which projects were funded throughout Africa.&#160;The company began working with the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), specifically their schools meals programme whereby children are encouraged to attend school, during which they are provided nutritious meals.&#160; WFP&#8217;s school meals programme ensures that children are given every reason to attend school and earn an education, while also being provided with food they would otherwise not have access to.&#160; The Earth Group of companies is proud to support WFP&#8217;s school meals programme and the investment in education for children today, which ensures a brighter future for coming generations.<br /><br />Today, the Earth Group of companies, comprised of Earth Water, Earth Coffee and Earth Tea work with the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), donating 100% of their net profits from global sales to fighting hunger through its school meals programmes globally.&#160; WFP is the world&#8217;s largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide.&#160; Each year, on average, WFP feeds more than 90 million people in more than 70 countries.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><p>&#160;&#160;&#160;<img style=&quot;WIDTH: 281px; HEIGHT: 256px&quot; title=&quot;Aristsna Team&quot; alt=&quot;Aristsna Team&quot; src=&quot;/uploadedImages/009_-_This_Week/Artisna Team.jpg&quot; width=&quot;281&quot; height=&quot;256&quot; />&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160; </p> </td> <td><h1><span><span>Aritsana<br />Berkley, CA&#160;</span></span></h1> <p><span>Devoted to making unique, superior, organic products.&#160;Artisana is the premier manufacture of raw and organic nut butters in US. 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