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New Licensing Partner

We welcome  Grenada 
Chocolate of Grenada, West Indies as our newest licensee. A cocoa growing and chocolate making cooperative, Grenada Chocolate produces some of  the finest organic dark chocolate in the world. See full article in this newsletter.
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D ear Friends and Colleagues,

While preparing for BioFach 2015 trade show, it seems that the challenges for all of us are increasing from year to year. Working together on our shared mission towards creating a more just, verdant and sustainable agriculture and trade, we can make a contribution for the better; each of us in our own domain, as farmer, manufacturer or brand owner of healthy, organic and Fair Trade foods and beverages, as certifier, or consumer. We encourage all of you to keep trucking and doing your best wherever you are, as we are committed to doing our best to serve our producers and licensees.


For the FairTSA Team

Winfried Fuchshofen


FairTSA Stakeholder Meeting at BIOFACH 

We invite you to the first FairTSA Stakeholder meeting at Biofach on Thursday, February 12th. Please mark the new date in your calendar as we had to change it due to a scheduling conflict! 


As announced in the prior newsletter, all of you who have a stake in FairTSA are invited - producers, licensees, certifier personnel including inspectors, and of course the interested public.


Venue: Arvena Messe Hotel, Bertolt-Brecht-Strasse 2, Nuremberg. Their website is



Directions: The Arvena Messe Hotel is located right across the street from the Messezentrum entrance "Mitte". It's 5 minutes walking distance.


Time: 17:00 to 18:30


ProgramAfter a few opening words by Dr. Winfried Fuchshofen, FairTSA's Executive Director, we will have several stakeholders who will introduce their own companies and projects. From there we will do a question and answer session, followed by a short celebration. We will conclude with an open session for networking and spending time with like-minded colleagues.         


We will provide snacks, champagne to celebrate the first stakeholder meeting, and non-alcoholic beverages.


Please let us know if you wish to attend via email to


We are looking forward to meeting you in Nuremberg! 


Grenada Chocolate and FairTSA

We are very proud to announce our partnership with Grenada Chocolate Company, our newest licensee. Taking three silver medals in the London Academy of Chocolate and rated as one of the very best organic dark chocolate by the German chocolate gourmet web site, Grenada Chocolate is one of the finest organic chocolate makers in the world.They are a cocoa  growing and chocolate making cooperative, working together to produce their single origin chocolate from tree to bar, right on the Island of Grenada. Their business model empowers farmers and families in Grenada to earn a living wage for their work. In addition, all their chocolate bars are nut and dairy free.

Farmer harvesting cocoa pods

The late founder Mott Green was deeply inspired to start this company when he discovered that a large percentage of the chocolate produced in the world is dependent on child slave labor, primarily in the Ivory Coast of Africa. He was passionate about creating just the opposite, a chocolate company cooperative and right livelihood.

Apart from their commitment to producing the highest quality organic dark chocolate, their dedicated  factory, one of the smallest in the world, is solar powered and they transport their products by boat and bicycle as much as possible, using minimal carbon footprint.


An award-winning and moving documentary film "Nothing Like Choco-late" was made about this unique company. Grenada Chocolate is a stellar example of environmental stewardship and just and fair trading practices. 

Proud factory worker shares final product


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