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Domtar’s pulp mills are, in essence, biorefineries designed to separate and extract the natural chemical building blocks of wood. Cellulose is used to make paper, but the other biochemicals from wood are also valuable as feedstocks for products ranging from fuels to flavors and fragrances.

Mars Launches Farmer Income Lab to Tackle Issue of Smallholder Farmer Income

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  • Collaborative ‘Farmer Income Lab’ aimed at helping to improve income levels amongst smallholder farmers
  • Oxfam announced as first member of the Farmer Income Lab’s ‘advisory panel’.  The Lab will commission research, inspire discussion and work to create solutions  to build supply chains where  farmers thrive
  • Mars’ Chief Sustainability Officer Barry Parkin says the industry ‘must do more’ to tackle low income—wants Farmer Income Lab to help foster deeper collaboration across the industry
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  • Collaborative ‘Farmer Income Lab’ aimed at helping to improve income levels amongst smallholder farmers
  • Oxfam announced as first member of the Farmer Income Lab’s ‘advisory panel’.  The Lab will commission research, inspire discussion and work to create solutions  to build supply chains where  farmers thrive
  • Mars’ Chief Sustainability Officer Barry Parkin says the industry ‘must do more’ to tackle low income—wants Farmer Income Lab to help foster deeper collaboration across the industry

Beat the Heat with Fair Trade: Our Top Seven Fair Trade Certified Drinks for Summer

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With May in the rearview mirror and weekend after weekend of barbeques, picnics and pool parties on the horizon, it’s time to heat up your summer beverage game.  Here are seven of our favorite recipes, all made with Fair Trade Certified™ ingredients, to keep you cool and hydrated for whatever the sunny season throws your way.

Choice Organic Teas Berry Peach Rooibos Iced Tea 

Congressman Helps Sleeping Bag Factory ‘Exxel’ at Creating U.S. Jobs

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The chief executive officer of Exxel Outdoors swam against the tide of manufacturers moving their businesses overseas – a calculated risk that has led to continued success over the last 17 years at a sleeping bag factory in rural Alabama.

Albertsons Companies Commits to United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, Joins Influential Seafood Task Force

Nationwide grocer advances social responsibility in seafood in honor of World Oceans Day
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BOISE, Idaho, June 6, 2017/3BL Media/ - In concert with World Oceans Day, Albertsons Companies, one of the largest supermarket companies in the U.S., announced today that it has pledged its support for the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 14, known as the “Oceans Goal,” which sets international targets to “conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas, and marine resources for sustainable development.”

Fair Trade USA Calls on Shoppers to Choose Fair Trade Seafood This World Oceans Day

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In honor of World Oceans Day, Fair Trade USA, the leading certifier of Fair Trade products in North America, launches a campaign to raise awareness of issues in the seafood industry. 

Fair Trade USA Calls on Shoppers to Choose Fair Trade Seafood This World Oceans Day

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OAKLAND, Calif., June 1, 2017 /3BL Media/– In honor of World Oceans Day, Fair Trade USA, the leading certifier of Fair Trade products in North America, launches a campaign to raise awareness of issues in the seafood industry.  Running through June 8, the digital campaign emphasizes the tie between healthy oceans and thriving global fishing communities, with the aim of encouraging shoppers to seek seafood that is sourced in a socially and environmentally responsible manner.

Timberland Showcases Responsibly Made Products at Organic Trade Association Pop-Up

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Global outdoor lifestyle brand Timberland recently joined organic fiber brands MetaWear and Synergy, along with 21 other companies to sponsor the Organic Trade Association’s two day “Live Organic from Farm to Home” pop-up event in Manhattan. The event was designed to educate consumers on the importance of organic materials, while showcasing the latest in organic products for the closet and home, from organic cotton t-shirts and wool sweaters to organic mattresses.

Fair Trade USA’s Mother’s Day Gift Guide

Gifts that give back
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As Mother’s Day approaches, it’s important to recognize how important moms are in our lives. They listen to us, support us, care for us, teach us and help shape us into the people we are today. Such incredible works deserves daily presents, but since that is slightly impossible for most of us, picking out the perfect present this Mother’s Day is the next best thing– and we know just how to find it!

Albertsons Companies Becomes First Major Grocer to Sell Fair Trade Certified™ Scallops

Santa Monica Seafood® Signature Sea Scallops available at Albertsons, Vons and Pavilions stores in Southern California and coming soon to Safeway in Northern California
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BOISE, Idaho, May 4, 2017 /3BL Media/ — Albertsons Companies today announced that it has expanded its Fair Trade Certified™ seafood program and its commitment to responsible sourcing by becoming the first major grocer to carry Fair Trade Certified™ scallops.

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