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    Shopping Aisle Conundrum? Look Behind the Labels

    21 November 2017 by Kyle Freund, Media Manager, Fairtrade America

    What's important to you when you step into the supermarket? The number of different labels can be daunting. This guide can serve as a handy reference to other labels you might find on Fairtrade products. 

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    Shopping Sustainable? Best make LOFT-y Choices

    14 November 2017 by Fairtrade America

    Every day we’re confronted by a deluge of options in the super market aisle. Making the sustainable choice can be a chore. But if you think LOFTy – local, organic and Fairtrade – you’ll find items that are good for you and good for the planet.

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    A Day in the life of a Fair Trade Mom: Newborn Edition

    7 November 2017 by Ariel Bramble, Business Development Manager at Fairtrade America

    Every mom wants the best for their child. When you’re a fair trade mom like me, you also want to make sure it's best for the planet and the people producing the things you use every day.

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    Fairtrade Impact: How do we measure up?

    2 November 2017 by Arisbe Mendoza, Head of Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning at Fairtrade International,

    How do we know when Fairtrade succeeds? How do we know when there's room for improvement? Measuring impact is a difficult task requiring long-term investment and a complex understanding of the topic. Arisbe Mendoza, Head of Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning at Fairtrade International, provides this guest blog on the release of Fairtrade’s latest impact report by the Overseas Development Institute (ODI)

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    A Fairtrade Favorite Bake Sale

    27 October 2017 by The Fair Trade Bake Sale Team

    In Fond du Lac, Wis., a town of 43,000 on the shores of Lake Winnebago, a fair trade movement is building. Activists and advocates have opened a fair trade market place, encouraged stores to carry fair trade goods, and have held regular events to build awareness. A Fair Trade Bake Sale this month by students at UW-Fond du Lac has put the school on the path to becoming a Fair Trade University.

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    Fall into a Fair Trade Baking Adventure

    20 October 2017 by Kyle Freund, Digital Content Manager, Fairtrade America

    With the mid-point of Fair Trade Month past, we thought you could use some divine inspiration for your Autumnal baking adventures. Check out this recipe for Double Chocolate Cranberry Cookies from Divine Chocolate!

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    Fair Trade is the pathway to Regenerative Agriculture

    16 October 2017 by Ryan Zinn, Director of Grow Ahead and Organic & Fair Trade Coordinator at Dr. Bronner’s

    The climate is changing, and our industrial food and farming system plays a big role in that. Over the past few years, the movement for a food system that sustains people and planet has been growing. As conversations around topics like carbon sequestration move into the mainstream, we cannot forget the people at the heart of it all: small-scale farmers and the movements that they have built.

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    Take your baking to the next level

    6 October 2017 by The Fair Trade Bake Sale Team

    Fair trade month is upon us! That means that it’s time to celebrate baking with Fairtrade ingredients! You may now be asking yourself, “Where oh where can I find some lovely Fairtrade ingredients?” Well look no further, the Fair Trade Bake Sale team has got you covered. 

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    A Visit to Papua New Guinea for Coffee Day

    28 September 2017 by Fairtrade with photos by Josh Griggs

    There’s more to coffee than meets your tastebuds! This Coffee Day, we’re taking you on a photographic journey to Papua New Guinea to share the story behind the beans. When you savor Fairtrade coffee, you make a tangible difference for small-scale farmers around the globe. Check out our full list of certified coffees here.

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    10 Steps to Host a Fair Trade Bake Sale – in GIFs

    27 September 2017 by Mary Linnell-Simmons, Acting Director of Marketing, Fairtrade America

    First off – GREAT! Bake sales are a fantastic way to raise money for a cause you care about. This tradition of fundraising for an important issue has really stood the test of time. It’s so effective that you’ll hardly see a school, church or community group that doesn't run one. And, when you use Fairtrade ingredients, you double your impact – making sure the farmers who grew them got a fair deal.

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  • Ethan Soloviev on Fair Trade is the pathway to Regenerative Agriculture at 07/11/2017 16:36 Thanks for the great article! I encourage folks to check out the new "Regenerative Organic Certification" Standard being proposed, and make commen...
  • Rita on A Salute to Rural Women at 15/10/2017 15:40 This is a wonder way to help by allowing women to support themselves. Great God bless
  • Nicole Vitello on Fairtrade America's Summer 2017 Reading List at 13/10/2017 15:26 Globalized Fruit, Local Entrepreneurs by Southgate and Roberts is a great study on the banana industry in Ecuador and how and why the landscape in...
  • Peter Crownfield on Food as a moral problem at 12/06/2017 15:50 One serious problem with Real Food Challenge is that it’s about food that is ’good for the planet; the workers who grow, pack, and serve it; OR th...
  • Peter Crownfield on Food as a moral problem at 06/06/2017 11:11 Yes, food does pose real moral issues, and colleges & universities—and other institutions such as hospitals—do have a moral responsibility to act ...