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Nutiva Gives 1% of Sales to Support Sustainable, Organic Agriculture Programs — for the health of communities and the future of the planet

Nutiva is a food company that is deeply committed to sustainability and advancing the organic food movement. Since 1999, they’ve provided organic superfoods from hemp, coconut, chia, and red palm. Environmental stewardship is at the core of the company; all of their products are sourced from organic, non-GMO farms to avoid the pesticides and chemical fertilizers that pose a health risk for people, but also to nurture and restore the soil through organic farming practices and ultimately to sustain a healthy, thriving planet. (You can learn more about how healthy soil and regenerative farming practices have the potential to reverse climate change from Kiss the Ground and The Marin Carbon Project.) organic-farmingIn keeping with these values, Nutiva created a new (and amazingly delicious!) product — Organic Chocolate Hazelnut Spread. It’s vegan, gluten-free, has 40% less sugar than other brands, and boasts 5 grams of dietary fiber and 450 milligrams of omega-3s per serving. Try the top 10 ways to enjoy Organic Chocolate Hazelnut Spread, like our favorite: drizzled on ice cream.

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One very important thing sets Organic Chocolate Hazelnut Spread apart from other spreads — it’s made with Palm Done Right palm oil, grown in a way that is organic, sustainable, and habitat-friendly. This is a big issue, because most palm oil comes from Southeast Asia and is associated with deforestation, habitat destruction, and human rights offenses. To make matters worse, palm oil is in half of products on grocery store shelves, and increased demand has meant increased destruction. So the foods you choose really matter — and can make the difference between destroying rain forests, endangering species, and causing pollution or supporting family farmers, strong communities, nutritious food, and healthy soil.

Watch the Video: Palm Done Right – Proving that Palm Oil Can Be Grown for Good

 

Learn more about the causes Nutiva supports — including urban gardens, food advocacy, food justice, GMO labeling, school gardens, the legalization of industrial hemp farming, fair trade, nutrition education, food sovereignty, reduction of food waste, and environmental leadership — by visiting the Nutiva Foundation.

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