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Laughing Planet: an Ally of the Food Alliance

Laughing Planet Café Supports the Food Alliance

Laughing Planet Food Alliance Certified
Laughing Planet in Portland, OR, supports a number of sustainable agriculture pioneers, including local farmers and organizations that foster the growth of sustainability. For example, back on Tuesday, December 13th, Laughing Planet Café donated a portion of sales to Food Alliance. All purchases made at any Laughing Planet Café location in the Portland, Oregon area that day were eligible. If you’re ever in Portland, you can help to support sustainable food and farms, just by watching for the next time Laughing Planet supports this organization.
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What Is Food Alliance Certification?

Third-Party Sustainability Certification: Food Alliance Certified

Food Alliance Certification

Food Alliance Certification: Seal of Approval

Food Alliance is an organization that provides third-party certification of sustainable agricultural operations. Farmers, ranchers, food processors and distributors, and other players in the food industry can demonstrate their commitment to socially and ecologically responsible practices by obtaining Food Alliance Certification.

The criteria vary depending on the type of business, but generally they focus on equitable working conditions, land and water conservation, reduced use of toxic materials, protection of wildlife habitat, waste reduction and reuse, and the continual improvement of practices.

A wide variety of individual food products can also be certified, such as meats, dairy products, fruits, vegetables, and grains, with the requirements that they are humanely raised (in the case of livestock), not genetically modified, not artificially flavored, colored or preserved, and travel along a verifiable supply chain. Continue reading