Third-party certifications heralded as progressive solutions are souring for producers as the priority of marketing engagement trumps poverty relief. Read more


Sainsbury’s announcement that it is bringing oversight of its sustainable sourcing in-house has alarmed many supporters of the Fair Trade, UZI, the Rainforest Alliance, and organic certification schemes. Read more

Tea Report

Private tea master credentials are no longer permitted. Read more

, News

In January 2016, the UK’s new tea academy will be launched to offer training and certification at three levels to suit the different needs and interests. Read more

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