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  • Fair Trade Bake Sale

    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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  • Real Food Challenge Graphic Standards

    Release: Fairtrade Listed Among Food Labels Fighting Injustice

    5 January 2017 by Kyle Freund, Media Manager, Fairtrade America

    Real Food Challenge, the largest student food justice organization in the country, recently released the Real Food Standards 2.0, the most comprehensive and up-to-date compilation of credible food labels and certifications on the market. Fairtrade America, the US branch of the international Fairtrade system, was given a green light in the standard meaning that products carrying the FAIRTRADE Mark exemplify ‘Real Food’.

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  • food as a moral issue

    Food as a moral problem

    22 July 2016 by Margot Conover, External Relations Manager

    Do university dining services have a responsibility to serve fair and sustainable food? A Fairtrade take on Malcolm Gladwell’s recent Food Fight podcast.

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  • Fairtrade Essay Contest

    The ‘write’ way to make your back-to-school Fairtrade

    15 July 2016 by Margot Conover, External Relations Manager, Fairtrade America

    Attention Fairtrade students! Are you an activist? An aspiring writer? Looking to get back into the swing of things as classes start up? If so, we have the perfect contest for you!

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