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CNN Covers “The dark side of chocolate”

Author: CNNApril 11, 2011   CNN’s Richard Quest talks to filmmaker U. Roberto Romano, whose documentary “The Dark Side of Chocolate” investigates child labor and cocoa fields in the Ivory Coast. Read a statement from the Global Chocolate and Cocoa Industry |From the International Cocoa Initiative But before you bite into a chocolate bar or take […]

A schism over Fair Trade

Author: Marc Gunther May 13, 2012   Paul Rice is a man on a mission. The 51-year-old president and CEO of Fair Trade USA, who has led the group since 1998, says he wants the practice of Fair Trade to become bigger, engaging more consumers and helping more farmers around the world. To that end, […]

TransFair and Avon Hit for “FairWashing”

Author: Jack Neff/AdAge June 16, 2011   Up to now, personal-care brands have been calling themselves “fair trade” when as little as 2% of their ingredients are sourced that way. The National Advertising Division of the Council of Better Business Bureaus doesn’t think that’s fair. The industry self-regulatory body recommended TransFair USA, which licenses “Fair […]

CLAC Communique on the Fair Trade Situation in the United States

Author: WFTO October 10, 2011   www.clac-comerciojusto.orgCOMMUNIQUÉ ON THE FAIR TRADE SITUATION  IN THE UNITED STATES– a look back at the last six months Directed to: Members of Small Producer Organisations In Latin America and the Caribbean Dear SPO members and other stakeholders, As you know, Fairtrade USA (previously known as TRANSFAIR USA) announced its […]

Fair Trade USA

October 19, 2011   Paul Rice, President and CEO Fair Trade USA 1500 Broadway, Suite 400 Oakland, CA 94612   Dear Paul:   I am writing on behalf of the Fair World Project (“FWP”), a project of the Organic Consumers Association which, as you know, is the nation’s largest network of green and ethical consumers.  […]