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Fair Trade Brings Big Sales and a Clear Conscience

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Brooklyn Roasting Co. has a booming business based on helping people thousands of miles away.

Ninety percent of the coffee the New York-based company sells is Fair Trade — certified as produced by people who are treated and paid well.

How Fair Trade Went From a Crazy Coffee Concept to a Global Sustainability Trend

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Don’t tell Paul Rice his idea is ridiculous. That idea you just scoffed at might just become a global phenomenon.

Rice is the president and CEO of Fair Trade USA, a non-profit organization that sets standards for sustainability and worker safety and then certifies those products that have been produced in settings that meet its criteria. Products that have been audited are stamped with the Fair Trade emblem, allowing consumers to make more educated purchasing decisions.

Third Street Partners with Fair Trade USA to Expand Line of Fair Trade Certified Teas

Leading Beverage Company Extends Commitment to Tea Farmers & Consumers Worldwide
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Louisville, Colo., May 15, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Today, Third Street, makers of premium, sustainable beverages, announced a deepening of its more than ten-year partnership with Fair Trade USA, a leading third-party certifier of Fair Trade products in the United States, in an effort to strengthen its commitment to helping tea farmers and villagers in developing countries thrive in the global economy.

Wave of New Fair Trade Certified™ Products Hits Store Shelves

Fair Trade Certified products gain momentum in North American markets, helping shoppers make every purchase matter
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Oakland, CA, March 5, 2014 /3BL Media/ - Fair Trade USA, the leading third-party certifier of Fair Trade products in North America, today announces the launch of over 50 new Fair Trade Certified™ apparel and consumer packaged goods (CPG) products in the first quarter of 2014, delivering more sustainable choices to consumers. These new products add to the 300 Fair Trade Certified CPG items launched in 2013 alone. 

A New Role for Milk: Delivering Polyphenols with Anti-Cancer Activity

Milk Can Serve as a Protective Carrier of Bioactive Molecules, Suggests Report in the Journal of Dairy Science®
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Philadelphia, PA, December 19, 2013 /3BL Media/ – Polyphenols found in tea manifest anti-cancer effects but their use is limited by poor bioavailability and disagreeable taste. A new study in the Journal of Dairy Science® finds that when epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), the major extractable polyphenol in green tea and the most biologically active, when diluted in skim milk or other milk complexes remains bioactive and continues to reduce colon cancer cell proliferation in culture at concentrations higher than 0.03 mg of EGCG/mL

It's Fairly Simple: Buy Fair. Be Fair!

October is Fair Trade Month
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Ahh… breathe in the smell of Fall. It’s October and it's time to trade in sandals for boots, swap beach bonfires for cozy nights indoors and start sipping your favorite seasonal beverage. But October also marks the tenth annual Fair Trade Month! This is the perfect time to Be Fair and celebrate the global impact of Fair Trade. Throughout the month, check out BeFair.org to learn about educational events, giveaways and to raise awareness, promote Fair Trade and make your community the fairest of them all!

BUY FAIR. BE FAIR

National Be Fair Survey Infographic

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October is Fair Trade Month and the results are in. Philadelphia reigns as the Fairest City in America, according to the 2013 Be Fair Survey, with Boston and Dallas-Fort Worth following closely behind. To kick off Fair Trade Month, Fair Trade USA, the leading third-party certifier of Fair Trade products in North America, celebrates America’s fairest cities and reminds consumers to Be Fair by choosing Fair Trade when they shop.

October is Fair Trade Month: Be Fair Survey Reveals Fairest Cities in America

Fair Trade USA and Partners Urge Americans to Be Fair
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Oakland, Ca., October 1, 2013 /3BL Media/ – It’s Fair Trade Month and the results are in. Philadelphia reigns as the Fairest City in America, according to the 2013 Be Fair Survey, with Boston and Dallas-Fort Worth following closely behind. To kick off Fair Trade Month, Fair Trade USA, the leading third-party certifier of Fair Trade products in North America, celebrates America’s fairest cities and reminds consumers to Be Fair by choosing Fair Trade when they shop.

Bhakti Chai Founder Puts Investing in Women First

Mother's Day blog by Brook Eddy, Founder of Bhakti Chai
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This guest blog post comes to us from Brook Eddy, founder of Bhakti Chai. Brook travelled to India to discover how Fair Trade empowers women and their families. Read on to learn more about how your Fair Trade purchase can impact the lives of women around Mothers Day.

6 Easy Ways to Celebrate Mother's Day the Fair Trade Way

Last-minute ways to make a difference in the lives of Fair Trade Moms around the world
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With Mother’s Day just around the corner, you’re probably looking for a way to show mom how much you really care. What if the products you give (or enjoy) this Mother’s Day could also celebrate moms around the world?

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