Archive | March, 2013

By: Are Our Food Choices Truly ‘Personal’? | Animal Advocacy, Why Veganism? | The Unintentional Vegan

[…] the more affluent populations/nations, there are also human rights issues at hand – such as unfair trade practices and child […]

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Hershey to Source Some Fair Trade Cocoa – “Raise the Bar, Hershey!” Campaign Has Advocated for Years

When Hershey announced in October 2012 that it would source only certified cocoa by 2020, the company remained vague on which certifications, and on their timeline/benchmarks for achieving this. Now Hershey has published an update, which mentions: “Hershey has already committed to source cocoa through three of the world’s most recognized cocoa certifying organizations: UTZ, […]

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New Fair Trade Towns Make 32 in US – Plus Assumption College in MA Becomes Fair Trade College

Chapel Hill (NC), La Mesa (CA), Pasadena (CA) and several other new Fair Trade Towns pushed the total declared Fair Trade Towns in the U.S. to 32. In February, Assumption College in Massachusetts became a declared Fair Trade College. More at Fair Trade Towns & Universities

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Fair Trade Adventure for Two to Peru this October in Celebration of WFTD

Fair World Project, Dr. Bronner’s, Alaffia, Alter Eco, Divine Chocolate, Equal Exchange, Maggie’s Organics, and Farmer Direct Cooperative have partnered with Intrepid Travel to offer consumers a change to win a 9-day fair trade adventure to Peru to get a first-hand look at fair trade projects and meet small holder farmers.  Trip highlights include visits […]

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FTF Conference Coming May 1-3 in Raleigh

Fair Trade Federation is hosting its annual conference in Raleigh, NC, May 1-3. Attendees can engage in Fair Trade business & wholesale products, or simply learn more. Special student pricing & comped tickets for media! The gathering offers: • Networking with other Fair Trade stakeholders • Sessions and workshops featuring expert speakers focused on building […]