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  • Navitas Marbled Cacao Banana Bread

    Marbled Cacao Banana Bread Recipe

    11 November 2019 by Navitas Organics

    This nourishing marbled banana bread is not only delicious – it's also gluten free, low sugar and filled with a number of sustainably sourced ingredients!

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  • Panel at George Washington University on chocolate

    How We Used Netflix to Address Child Labor in Cocoa

    4 November 2019 by Alli O'Connell, Marketing & Accounts Manager

    This Fair Trade Month, Fairtrade America joined Tony’s Chocolonely, Green America, and the Child Labor Coalition for a few simple pleasures; watching ‘Bitter Chocolate’ from the Netflix original series Rotten, enjoying Fairtrade certified chocolate, and discussing solutions to the bitter side of chocolate.

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  • Wine and Chocolate Pairing

    Celebrating Fair Trade Month with a Wine and Chocolate Tasting

    3 November 2019 by Alli O'Connell, Marketing & Accounts Manager

    This Fair Trade Month, Fairtrade America, Divine Chocolate, La Riojana Wine, and Takoma Park Silver Spring Co-op (TPSS) celebrated the simple pleasures through a Fairtrade wine and chocolate tasting!

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  • Fairtrade Items on a Table

    Serve Up Fairtrade Goodness This Summer

    17 July 2019 by Jason Sanches, Events & Campaigns Manager


    The summer cookout is a seasonal institution, but among the assortment of burgers, grilled veggies and cold treats, you can’t help but notice the dissonance. Here in the United States, summer signals a time to take a break from school or work to relax in leisure. But for the farmers and workers growing our food, summer brings irregular weather patterns, natural disaster and the sting of unsustainable prices.

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  • Cocoa farmer in Ghana

    FAIRTRADE WELCOMES NEW COCOA FLOOR PRICE IN COTE D’IVOIRE AND GHANA AS BENEFIT FOR FARMERS

    19 June 2019 by Fairtrade International

    Fairtrade today welcomed the announcement by the governments of Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana to implement a floor price for cocoa of US$2,600 per metric tonne. Farmers in the two countries, which together produce more than 60 percent of the world’s cocoa supply, have been hit hard by a collapse in cocoa prices in 2017.

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  • Valentine's Day 2017

    Ethical Valentine's Day Gifts

    24 January 2019 by The helpless romantics at Fairtrade America

    As the season of love approaches, many people begin to feel a sense of dread. Here are our tips on how to treat that special someone in your life (and yourself).

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  • fair trade holiday 2017

    Gifts that Give Back

    13 December 2018 by Fairtrade America Team

    As the holidays approach, we know you're likely still searching for that perfect gift! Consider how you might double the joy this season by purchasing gifts that are sustainable, ethical, and fair?


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  • Happy Halloween

    Scare Up Some Fairness This Halloween

    9 October 2018 by Najy Kamal, Digital Communications Manager

    October isn’t just about ghouls and goblins – it’s also about fairness for farmers. 

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  • Cocoa Fuit

    Is Poverty the Main Ingredient in Your Chocolate?

    5 July 2018 by Kyle Freund, Media Manager

    World Chocolate Day isn’t just a day to indulge in your favorite treat – it’s also an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of cocoa farmers.

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  • Adult and Baby Elephants, Credit to ESC

    #Stand4Fairness with Endangered Species Chocolate

    3 May 2018 by Jason from the World Fairtrade Challenge Team

    To an activist, the word impact can mean a lot of things. Impact is the white whale of the consciously-minded person or businesses. It’s how we measure our change in the world – change that, no matter how large or small,  we hope will grow into something greater.


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