The global spice industry is valued at more than a $108,000,000,000 annually but in much of the world it is treated with indifference. It lacks governance, plantations are often neglected, research in spice agro-technology is minimal, plantation workers are among the poorest people on earth, adulteration of spice is prolific, and in some areas regulations and standards are pretty much ignored.

The Spice Journal (TSJ) is an International on-line publication dedicated to the sustainability of the spice industry and to its enhancement; and to strict adherence of regulatory standards of the world food processing industry.