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 Post subject: cashew question
PostPosted: Thu Aug 21, 2014 12:23 pm 
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I never thought much about where cashews come from but recently read that they are not grown in the US and come mostly from the other ends of the globe (India, China, Vietnam, and Brazil).

Usually I try to buy stuff from responsible sources (fair trade, relatively "clean" etc) and was wondering if anyone has found a good source for raw cashews that they would share?

I did see the thread about soy creme which sounds intriguing and worth looking for. But sometimes cashew creme is what ya need.
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 Post subject: Re: cashew question
PostPosted: Thu Aug 21, 2014 12:51 pm 
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i've read horrible things about processing cashews pretty much everywhere. I've tried to do it myself and it's a very difficult process.

here in Brazil, the cashews that are getting exported are being industrially processed and companies are inspected for irregularities after some nasty cases involving kids working in this field. stuff that's getting exported is getting audited and violators are closed down. the stuff that is coming from bad conditions is sold here domestically, so i would venture that if you buy from a large company there is a better chance that it came from a more legitimate source.

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 Post subject: Re: cashew question
PostPosted: Thu Aug 21, 2014 1:30 pm 
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Thanks. I don't use cashews very much but was thinking of doing so more if I could find a decent source. Sounds like big chains like Whole Foods might be more responsible?
Sad that there continues to be exploitation of people doing the work.


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 Post subject: Re: cashew question
PostPosted: Thu Aug 21, 2014 2:36 pm 
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Equal Exchange sells fair-trade, sustainably sourced cashews.

http://shop.equalexchange.coop/organic- ... tural.html


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 Post subject: Re: cashew question
PostPosted: Fri Aug 22, 2014 9:10 am 
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Thanks, this looks like a great source.


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 Post subject: Re: cashew question
PostPosted: Fri Aug 22, 2014 10:57 am 
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Tierra Farm seems pretty conscious too:

http://www.tierrafarm.com

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