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Behind the Petal

Gender inequality is often seen as just a women's issue, but it is much more. It's about power balances between men and women, it's about discrimination, and it's about changing perceptions.

Finding Common Ground

In our globalized economy, we’re all part of one enormous food system affected by many of the same forces. Whether you’re a single parent on food stamps or a coffee farmer in Tanzania, we all face challenges around food security and access to healthy, sustainably-produced food.

10 things you might not know about Fairtrade

As the year comes to an end, we round up ten things you might not know about Fairtrade featuring highlights from our latest impact report.

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

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?

Do you live in a Fair Trade Town?

Near my house there’s an old market that was recently renovated into a global food market. It has a cool patio that’s home to a farmer’s market and a drive-in movie theater in the summer. There’s something for everyone at this place, so I love taking guests to explore and taste what the world has to offer. 

Farming Superheroes to the Rescue

This blog first appeared on the Huffington Post on June 2, 2016. It is republished here in honor of World Environment Day with kind permission.

A Fairly Direct Commentary on Coffee

Specialty coffee is a sustainability leader. From the world’s first Fairtrade coffee landing on store shelves more than 30 years ago, farmers, traders, roasters, and consumers have pushed the concept of sustainability a long way. But as different approaches gain traction – direct trade, fair trade, farm direct, etc. – many consumers are left asking which is better.

Millennials, we believe in you…

Are millennials ethical shopping hypocrites? New research highlighted by NPR today looked at millennials and how they buy chocolate – or not. While much has been made of their dedication and interest in all things local, organic and fair trade, a study from researchers at Kansas State University claims that when it comes to chocolate, this group looks no further than what’s at hand. But we at Fairtrade believe they’re better than that.

Fairtrade Working to Ensure Workers' Rights

Many people think Labor Day is simply the capstone of summer; few realize the struggle that the holiday commemorates.

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