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    Fairtrade Gifts for Dad

    22 May 2018 by Kyle Freund, Media Manager

    Father's Day is right around the corner -- make it one to remember with these Fairtrade Father's Day gifts

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    Shopping Aisle Conundrum? A Guide to Certification Labels

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

    What's important to you when you step into the supermarket? How do you shop your values? The variety of food labels and certifications 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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    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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    7 things you didn't know were Fairtrade & Organic

    21 September 2017 by Fairtrade America

    Out of a wide range of great Fairtrade products, there are many that are also organic certified! We’re celebrating all things organic for National Organic Month this September with this great list.

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    Release: Fairtrade Part of Balanced Diet New Research Shows

    7 September 2017 by Kyle Freund, Media Manager, Fairtrade America

    The way food is produced and traded is an important contributor to purchase decisions for many consumers. Changing attitudes, new perspectives on fair trade and ethical certifications highlighted in new research from GlobeScan and Fairtrade America. 

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    Release: Fairtrade cotton better for the environment and communities, new research shows

    25 April 2017 by Kyle Freund, Media Manager, Fairtrade America

    According to new research, the social and environmental footprint of cotton from Fairtrade farmers is five times lower than conventionally produced cotton.

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    This Month, March to your store! Ask for Fairtrade Bananas!

    10 March 2017 by Kyle Freund, Digital Content Manager, Fairtrade America

    Equal Exchange is celebrating everyone’s favorite yellow fruit the entire month of March (no offense, lemons). Check out this banana flowchart to learn how bananas get from the fields of Ecuador to your store (and remember to ask them to stock Fairtrade).

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    Release: Fran’s Chocolates Receives Prestigious Good Food & SOFI Awards

    7 March 2017 by Kyle Freund, Media Manager, Fairtrade America

    Fairtrade organic certified Almond Gold Bar among best of America’s food movement

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    Shop Your Values in the New Year: Sorting Through the Labels

    21 December 2016 by Kyle Freund, Digital Content Manager, Fairtrade America

    So you’re making New Year’s Resolutions to eat healthy and shop your values this year. Great! But with so many labels to choose from, how do you figure out which products match what you believe?


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