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From Child Labor to the Future of Food: The Voices of Young People Change Agriculture for the Better

Experts predict that demand for food is expected to increase anywhere between 60 percent to 100 percent by 2050. Who will produce this food, and how can we prevent children from being forced into working in agriculture to meet this demand?

Top 10 Blog Posts of 2017

Happy New Year from the Fairtrade America team! It's a New Year so you know what that means...top 10 lists of things from the previous year!

7 Non-Profits We Think are Rad

You’re a conscious consumer and every Fairtrade purchase you make helps! But did you know you can extend your impact by supporting organizations that assist communities where Fairtrade happens?

Release: 1% for the Planet Recognizes Fairtrade’s Strong Environmental Credentials

Fairtrade America is proud to be named a nonprofit partner of 1% for the Planet, a global alliance of more than 1,200 member companies in 40 countries that contribute 1% of their revenues to environmental causes. 

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

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.

Scare Up Some Fairness This Halloween

October isn’t just about ghouls and goblins – it’s also about fairness for farmers. 

Fairtrade Tops $9 Billion in Global Sales for First Time on 8% Growth

Global sales of Fairtrade products rose by 8 percent to nearly $9.2 billion in 2017, generating Fairtrade Premiums of more than $193 million for farmers’ and workers’ organizations. The US now ranks as the third largest market for Fairtrade goods behind the United Kingdom and Germany. Retail sales in the US topped $1 billion.

The Evolution and Revolution of Fairtrade at Coliman

Hans Theyer visited one of Coliman’s banana farms in Colima, Mexico, in Autumn 2016. Fairtrade America works with companies such as this to adhere to the strict Fairtrade standards that help workers get a better deal. By following these standards, Coliman is proud to use the Fairtrade Mark sticker on their bananas. Hans recounts his trip to their farm and what he sees as the future for Fairtrade.

Imagine an End to Human Trafficking

New research from the Walk Free Foundation estimates that more than 40 million people are trapped in modern slavery. Ending modern slavery, which affects all countries around the globe, requires a concerted effort of governments, advocacy organizations, businesses, and individuals. Learn about simple steps you can take to contribute to a solution.

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