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Newsletter 167: Shocked, heartbroken, and in solidarity

Newsletter 167: Shocked, heartbroken, and in solidarity (November 9th 2016) Shocked, heartbroken, and in solidarity We are shocked and heartbroken. We have stacked some of the most important elected leadership positions in this country with officials who speak against not for the most marginalized people in our communities. Officials who deny climate change as both […]

Newsletter 166: Time for Justice in the Fields!

Newsletter 163: Time for Justice in the Fields! Time for Justice in the Fields! (October 25th 2016) Justice in the Fields — New Report Evaluates Fair Labor Claims of Seven Certifications Farmworkers are an essential part of our food system, yet one that remains unseen. They work long, hard days, handling dangerous equipment and chemicals […]

New Report Evaluates Certification Programs that Seek to Ensure Integrity for Farmworkers

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 24th, 2016 CONTACT: Kerstin Lindgren: 617-680-9862 Email: kerstin@fairworldproject.org Lauren Stansbury: 402-540-1208 Email: Lauren@wearemovementmedia.com New Report from Fair World Project Evaluates Certification Programs that Seek to Ensure Transparency and Integrity of Working Conditions for Farmworkers Leading Advocacy Group Evaluates Impact and Effectiveness of Seven Certification Programs in the Interest of Farmworker Justice […]

Newsletter 165: Time for Jobs with Dignity for All!

Newsletter 165: Time for Jobs with Dignity for All! Time for Jobs with Dignity for All! (October 5th 2016) Issue 13 of For A Better World is here! This issue looks at the role of dignified work in a just economy. Here in the U.S. the movement to Raise the Wage & guarantee fair pay […]

Fair World Project Applauds Resolution to Labor Dispute

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 13th, 2016 CONTACT: Kerstin Lindgren: 617-680-9862 Email: kerstin@fairworldproject.org Fair World Project Applauds Resolution to Four-Year Labor Dispute Between Farmworkers and Supplier to Driscoll Berries in Washington State Leading Advocacy Group Facilitates Agreement Between Union and Sakuma Brothers Farm Portland, OR – Fair World Project, a project of the Organic Consumers Association, […]

Fair World Project Releases Statement on US, China Formal Sign-On to Paris Climate Agreement

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 8th, 2016 CONTACT: Ryan Zinn, 907-947-6046 Email: ryan@fairworldproject.com Fair World Project Releases Statement on US, China Formal Sign-On to Paris Climate Agreement Leading Consumer Advocacy Group Calls for Support for Small-Scale Farmers and Fair Trade Portland, OR – Fair World Project (FWP), a campaign of the Organic Consumers Association, the nation’s […]

Newsletter 163: Three Things You Can Do for Healthy, Sustainable Food

Newsletter 163: Prioritize Food Policy, Stop the TPP and a Vision for Trade Justice… Three Things You Can Do for Healthy, Sustainable Food (August 30th 2016) Elected Officials Must Prioritize Food Policy: Throughout this election season, we have heard a lot about the presidential candidates. We’ve heard a lot about emails, national security, character traits, […]

Newsletter 162: Farmers Feed the World-Will You Stand with Them?

Newsletter: Farmers Feed the World-Will You Stand with Them? (August 4th 2016) Tell President Obama to Support Small-Scale Farmers! The global consensus is growing: small-scale farmers can feed the world and cool the planet! During last year’s United Nations talks on climate change, the French government made history with a proposal putting forward regenerative farming […]

Fair World Project will be at the World Social Forum–Find us in the Fair Trade Village

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 1st, 2016 CONTACT: Monika Firl , 514-562-6162 Email: monika@coopcoffees.com Dana Geffner, 503-803-1432 Email: dana@fairworldproject.org Fair Trade Village and Workshops at World Social Forum will Address Trade Policy, Economic Justice, Climate Change and Small-Scale Farmers Coalition of Fair Trade Advocates to Facilitate Open Discussions, Educational Opportunities and Exhibitions at International Meeting of […]

Newsletter 161: Seven Years is Too Long, It’s Time for a Raise!

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Newsletter: Local governments are taking the lead raising the wage; The High Cost of Cheap Palm Oil – watch this new video from RAN, and Tell the President: We Want to Know What’s In Our Food… Seven Years is Too Long, It’s Time for a Raise! (July 14th 2016) Need a raise? You’re not alone! […]