About Paid Subscriptions for The Rotten Apple
Support independent ethical reportage and get bonus monthly supplements and weekly food fraud reports
The Rotten Apple is a reader-supported publication. We don’t run ads or endorsements so we can stay independent and unbiased. We need your support to keep producing high quality information here and on the Trello Food Fraud Risk Information Database.
Become a paying subscriber to support Karen’s efforts with The Rotten Apple weekly newsletter, live events and the Trello-hosted food fraud database.
Subscriptions cost just $US10 per month or US$100* per year. You can cancel anytime. *Or the equivalent GBP, EUR, AUD, CAD, NZD, BRL, CHF, DKK, NOK, SEK amount.
Most subscribers get their employer to pay, but if you pay yourself, your subscription is (probably!) tax deductible.
Paying subscribers get1:
Our popular once-per-week newsletter, delivered straight to your inbox every Monday, plus;
Food fraud incident reports at the end of every issue. Plus;
Horizon scanning news (that’s changes to food supply chains that might increase food fraud). And;
Recordings of our online training sessions;
Access to an index of past topics;
Special supplements where we deep dive into a practical topic (for example, how to address document fraud in your food fraud program, a career sanity check for food professionals (with worksheet))
Searchable lists of food fraud incidents; and
Downloadable compilations of past issues.
Plus, you can feel great knowing you are supporting expert, unbiased food integrity journalism. Always independent, always ad-free.
Got questions about paid subscriptions? Want a group discount or a free student scholarship? Or to give as a gift? Write to me for help.
Paid subscriptions are $US10 per month or $US100 for a year, which are mostly paid by employers. Subscription fees are used to support my efforts in bringing you the most interesting and pertinent food integrity news every week.
Group subscriptions, for two or more people are available for a 35% discount; Learn more about group subscriptions here.
Purchasers in Europe, United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Brazil and Mexico are billed in their local currency at the current exchange equivalent of USD. All other purchasers are billed in US dollars.
Tax-Effective, You Say?
If you are a food professional, policy-maker or purveyor, or work in a related industry, there’s a good chance your paid subscription can be (1) paid by your company or (2) tax-deductible.
The Rotten Apple’s publishing platform automatically creates expense-account-friendly receipts and tax invoices, which makes it easy for you to claim.
What You Will Be Supporting
Subscriptions allow me to keep bringing you the most interesting and pertinent food integrity news every week without having to include advertisements or sponsored posts.
Small companies and big companies alike love our generous group subscriptions for two or more people. With group subscriptions, one person pays with their credit card and enters the email addresses of their group members. Business-ready tax receipts can be downloaded after payment.
I'm committed to making The Rotten Apple accessible to as many people as possible, regardless of their ability to pay. Discounted student rates and group subscriptions are available.
***A limited number of student and academic scholarships are currently available*** Request an annual full-access scholarship by writing to email@example.com.
For those who can afford a bit more and want to support our community, you can subscribe as a 🍏 Good Apple 🍏 member. For $250, you'll get all the benefits of an annual subscription, plus, your support will pay for five extra annual student subscriptions for students who need The Rotten Apple but may not be able to afford it.
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Got questions? Want a student discount or to gift a subscription? Need to pay by invoice? Email me, Karen Constable, at therottenapple @ substack.com.