Celebrate with Dedicated Fair Trade Brands and their Fair Trade Small-Scale Producers
Over 700 natural products retailers are expected to participate in Fair World Project’s 2nd Annual World Fair Trade Day celebration (May 4–18, 2013) sponsored by Alaffia, Alter Eco, Divine Chocolate, Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soaps, Equal Exchange, Farmer Direct Co-operative and Maggie’s Organics.
The Long Way Home to Support Intergenerational Cooperatives
Alternative Trade Organizations and the Fair Trade Movement
“Fair Trade” was originally conceived as a way to address disparities between conditions of small farmers in developing countries (“the Global South”) and those of subsidized farms in industrialized countries (the “North”) that have greater access to financing, crop insurance and other advantages.
Trade Policy Reform Corner - Diverse Groups Unite to Oppose Trans-Pacific Partnership
Right now, there is a similar trade agreement being negotiated by twelve countries, including the U.S., Mexico and Canada, called the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). The TPP threatens to have effects similar to NAFTA, but on a larger scale, threatening human rights, the environment and jobs.
Fairness for Small Farmers: A Missing Ingredient in the U.S. Farm Bill
Food Sovereignty: Why the Rights of Family Farmers Matter
Even in today’s high-tech world, almost half of the global population is peasants or, in our U.S. context, small-scale family farmers. The majority of people in the world still depend upon food produced by peasants.
Hemp Can Lead the Way for Domestic Fair Trade in the North
Hemp provides the unique opportunity to create an innovative value chain which is both socially just and ecologically sustainable. The percentage of hemp that is organically grown versus conventionally grown is the highest relative to all other grains grown in North America.
Why Industrial Hemp?
The subject of why or whether to grow industrial hemp in the United States is often debated yet much misunderstood. The controversy surrounding the plant obscures much of its historical and potential impact — and its adaptability to diverse industries.
- Press Release: Fair Trade USA Undermines Fair Trade Principles and Producers to Accommodate Products Such as Hershey’s “Greenwashed” Chocolate… FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 24, 2013: Fair World Project Believes that Diluted Labeling Policy Hurts Farmers, Misleads Consumers, and Creates Market Disadvantage for Truly Committed Fair Trade Brands
- News Alert: Labor groups critique fair trade certification scheme based on study at chocolate factory International Labor Rights Forum (ILRF) recently released a report documenting their investigation of labor rights violations at Theo Chocolate, a fair trade chocolate company.
- Latest Blog: Fair Trade USA New Labeling Policy for Multi-Ingredient Products Is Harmful to the Fair Trade Movement Ask most ethically-minded shoppers whether a chocolate bar bearing a fair trade label on the front contains mostly fair trade ingredients and they would probably say yes.
- Past Blogs: *Hershey Still A Long Way From Sustainability Despite Goals….
* Rainforest Alliance Is Not Fair Trade….