The government’s decision to conditionally relax tea production in Darjeeling has brought a great relief for the producers. Although there are no Covid-19 cases reported among all 87 tea estates in Darjeeling so far, the West Bengal Government has instructed stringent rules.
While the global merchandising of food commodities remains strong, safety and quality standards between countries differs greatly. Food exporters and importers should evolve trade rules, unify inspection processes and synchronize food related statutes. By Logan Portmann
WaterAid and tea company Twinings have joined forces to transform the lives of 4,000 people in Darjeeling through access to clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene.
Jeffrey D. Sachs proposed to create a Global Coffee Fund to finance sustainability of the sector at the recent Second World Forum of Coffee Producers.
A new report, The Next Wave in Tea: Trends, Issues & Opportunities, from World Tea Media, features tea experts offering insights on various subjects about specialty tea.
Typhoo has published a list of over 250 tea gardens where it sources its tea from.
A year on from merging with UTZ, the Rainforest Alliance is devising a new certification programme, as part of increasing its efforts to prevent deforestation and assist farming communities.
illycaffè has been recognised by the Ethisphere Institute as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies for 2019.