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    What Price, Bananas? New Report Reveals the Hidden Damage in Bunches

    4 October 2018 by Kyle Freund, Media Manager, Fairtrade America

    Bananas may be the most familiar fruit on grocery store shelves, but behind that billboard-bright exterior are steep external costs that take a heavy toll on the planet and people. New research from Fairtrade conducted by True Price/Trucost reveals the hidden social and environmental damage in a box of bananas.

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    5 Minutes for Fair Trade Fashion

    7 December 2017 by Professor Shireen Musa, Fashion Institute of Technology

    Shireen Musa has seen an increase in students at the Fashion Institute of Technology having an interest in fair trade fashion. She’s currently conducting research on this topic and needs your help.

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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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  • Fairtrade GlobeScan 2017

    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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  • Fairtrade coffee living income

    Release: Make My Coffee Profitable, Future of Coffee Depends on Adequate Income

    13 June 2017 by Kyle Freund, Media Manager, Fairtrade America

    New research finds that the future of coffee depends on adequate income for farmers. A pilot study by Fairtrade International and True Price shows that despite sustainability pledges in the coffee sector, many coffee farmers struggle to make ends meet.

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    Release: Your Global Farmers’ Market, Farmers & Workers Report on Fairtrade’s Benefits

    1 May 2017 by Kyle Freund, Media Manager, Fairtrade America

    As farmers across the United States begin putting seeds in the ground, Fairtrade farmers and workers from around the world are proud to share results from their work. With more than 1.66 million farmers and workers across 75 countries, Fairtrade is your global farmers’ market with goods from around the globe. 

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    Fairtrade Impact: Making Theory a Reality

    21 September 2016 by Fairtrade America

    By definition, a theory is a work in progress. A really good theory, though—the kind that becomes accepted as fact—is rooted in evidence.

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