Entries of interest tagged with: Fair Trade

Ag policy is health policy

Long a strong advocate for healthier food and small growers, Health Care Without Harm points out in a recent fact sheet what should be obvious: ag policy is also health policy (& climate policy). By supporting agribusiness and unsustainable crops, the US … more

Do you buy chocolate produced by slaves?

Those who buy chocolate (or coffee or tea or bananas or …) that does not follow international FairTrade standards are saving money by buying the products of exploitation. Demand that shops carry FairTrade and eliminate products based on exploiting others! … more

Fair Trade links & resources

Reliable sources for information on authentic Fair Trade NEW The History of Fair Trade Buying and Selling– Good recap of the history & principles of Fair Trade, plus several valuable links for more information. [January 2018] Reports & News Stories: … more

FYI: International FairTrade seal debuts in U.S.

Long-standing Fair Traders as well as companies completely new to Fairtrade are among those who have signed up to use the international FairTrade Mark in the US. (In the past, products in the USA adhered to international standards but used … more

Chocolate: The Bitter Truth

Fair Trade isn’t just about coffee. Many commodities are subject to abuse by large trading corporations and large growers. Coffee is perhaps the largest volume, but tea, chocolate, sugar, bananas, and many others are also important. Chocolate is subject not … more

Support Authentic Fair Trade

Join with Us to Support Authentic Fair Trade by Phyllis Robinson – Small Farmers, Big Change, January 7, 2012 Deep controversies in the Fair Trade movement have been simmering over the past decade. Today, the situation has reached a boiling … more

Religious Groups Support Fair Trade

Most religions and charitable relief organizations support Fair Trade—here’s a list of organizations where we found published statements on Fair Trade: American Jewish World Services Catholic Relief Services Church of the Brethren Episcopal Relief and Development Fair Trade Judaica Islamic … more

Fair Trade

In today’s world economy, where profits rule and small-scale producers are left out of the bargaining process, farmers, craft producers, and other workers are often left without resources or hope for their future. Fair Trade helps stop this cycle of exploitation … more

What Is Fair Trade?

In today’s world economy, where profits rule and small-scale producers are left out of the bargaining process, farmers, craft producers, and other workers are often left without resources or hope for their future. Fair Trade helps exploited producers escape from … more

Sustainable Restaurants

How can food-serving businesses operate more sustainably? That’s the question explored by a Lehigh University MBA candidate this summer, and here’s what he found. Sustainability in Businesses That Serve Food Introduction What is sustainability? Considered from an economic perspective, sustainable … more