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As a global movement we all agree Fair Trade aims to Empower disadvantaged producers and their communities. Our shared principles reflect business practices which are free from exploitation and based on respect for universal human rights, women's rights, child rights, minority and migrant rights, ri...
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  The Ivory Coast is the world's largest cocoa producer, providing about 43 percent of the world's cocoa. According to the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture, there were about 284,000 children working on cocoa farms in hazardous conditions in 2002. U.S. cocoa manufactures such a...
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The proliferation of labels and claims at the grocery store can befuddle even the most conscientious consumer. What to buy? Organic produce? Locally grown vegetables? MSC-certified fish? Fair Trade coffee or chocolate? Paul Rice, the president and CEO of Fair Trade USA, isn’t worried by the clutter...
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FAIR TRADE – WHY DOES IT MATTER? Fair trade is a market-based, and some say marketing approach that helps producers in developing countries receive a fair and equitable trade for their goods. Fair trade advocates higher wages and prices to reviewed producers along with higher social and environment...
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Jimmy Gets the Last Laugh…If He Was That Kind of Guy - Fuel economy rates for America’s cars are at 1970s levels – 12-14 miles per gallon. President Carter didn’t have alternative fuels to work with at the time, but he did impose fuel standards for cars that averaged 28.5 mpg – a significant improve...
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