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The “99%” Weighs In On Food and Fair Trade

The Occupy Wall Street phenomenon has take the nation and world by storm. Frustrated with the inequitable distribution of wealth in the United States and vast corruption of the political process by corporate interests. Food justice advocates have done a fantastic job of connecting current injustices within the global economy and the inequities within the […]

Can a “fair trade” chocolate bar contain no fair trade cocoa?

The answer sadly is yes, and soon. Fair Trade USA’s recent departure from FLO is ushering in a new era of fair trade standards and policies with major implications for fair trade producers, businesses and consumers. As FTUSA’s graphic explains below, a product need contain only 11% certified fair trade ingredients to carry the Fair […]

Roundup on the Fair Trade USA/FLO Split

On September 15th, Fairtrade International (FLO) and Fair Trade USA (FTUSA) jointly announced that FTUSA is resigning its membership in FLO, effective December 31, 2011. FTUSA?s resignation from the FLO system is partially due to its new initiative, ?Fair Trade For All? ( which it claims will ?double the impact? of fair trade by 2015. […]

Be Fair: Bringing Justice to the Marketplace

Make your voice heard: Tell? brands to “Be Fair!” Join the Fair World Project?s Be Fair campaign and call upon major brands and companies in the marketplace to ?Be Fair? and source Fair Trade ingredients and products. Help us educate the marketplace about Fair Trade and key Fair Trade certifiers and standards. About the Be […]

Fair World Tours: A New Taste of Palestine

A New Taste of Palestine February 3th-13th 2012 Please join the Fair World Project (FWP) the Canaan Fair Trade and Run Across Palestine (RAP) to explore the emerging world of Fair Trade in Palestine. FWP?s Palestine tour will provide a unique opportunity to learn from Palestinian farmers, workers, and the families. In addition to experiencing […]

On the Climate Change Frontlines

The United States Agency for International Development recently published a post highlighting a number of concerns as it relates to climate change, poverty and agriculture. Particularly notable for Fair Traders is the index of country vulnerability. Many of the countries ranked as “extremely” vulnerable to the negative impacts of climate change are also countries with […]

Ecuador Fair Trade Visit Part I: Adventures in Organic Fair Trade Alcohol

When the first FLO certified pound of fair trade coffee reached consumers over 11 years ago, no one could have possibly imagined that within a decade, fair trade products would expand to include everything from quinoa and cosmetic products. While fair trade has expanded steadily to include cocoa, tea and sugar, in recent years the […]

Interview with Interrupcion* Fair Trade’s Michela* Calabrese

What is the mission and history of?interrupcion* fair trade? interrupcion* is a stakeholder community that is working to build a positive future through responsible consumption, sustainable community development, organic farming and fair trade. We seek to build a model of trade and global interaction between consumers, businesses and producers that positively impacts the social, economic […]

Fair World Project works with Fair Trade Cooperative in Indonesia

Over the past 10 years I have been working in the fair trade movement focusing mostly on supporting community development projects that are producing traditional crafts.? First with my own educational fair trade company, then starting Global Exchange’s Wholesale Division and now as the Executive Director of Fair World Project.? I have had the good […]

Activists turn heat up on Hershey’s

Today Hershey’s is hosting its annual shareholders’ meeting in Hershey, Pennsylvania. Despite being the United States’ oldest and largest chocolate company, Hershey’s has refused to implement any policy to protect its workers, including children, or trace its cocoa. Virtually every other major global chocolate company has instituted some policy for tracing its cocoa, and in […]