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Important Update: Fair Trade and Organic Bananas

Canadians eat more bananas than any other single fruit. Unfortunately, bananas do not grow in Canada, so we must import them from much warmer regions and the cost to do so continues to increase. There are just two importers of Fairtrade Bananas in Canada: Equifruit based in Quebec, and our supplier, Discovery Organics, based in […]



Alberta’s Minimum Wage is Exceeded at Earth’s General Store

On October 1st, 2017 Alberta’s Minimum Wage rate will be increased to 13.60$/hour. Hooray for our government for helping to raise the many underpaid people in our society and to show them respect by raising the rate towards a living wage. We would like to highlight that Alberta’s Minimum Wage is Exceeded at Earth’s General Store



Monkey Free Coconut Oil

So you would think that coconut oil might be free of animal involvement. As it turns out there are many companies/suppliers that are using monkeys to go up the trees and knock down the coconuts where their human masters are waiting. At Earth’s General Store we carry Monkey Free Coconut Oil. I have received a […]



Comments on Alberta Minimum Wage

Being a small business owner since 1991 and a business that I believe is more socially based than most, I would like to offer my perspective on the Alberta minimum wage. (This blog post is in response to an article in the Edmonton Journal on June 29th, 2015, “Impact of unprecedented Alberta minimum wage increase disputed.” I was not able to post there since my response was too long.)



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