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Santa Claus and the children of the coffee, tea and cocoa lands

Fernando Morales-de la Cruz | Posted 12.22.2016 | Impact
Fernando Morales-de la Cruz

Sharing with farmers and farm workers less than 1 cent per cup of coffee, tea and cacao is greedy. It is NOT FAIR to them. It hurts poor children! I...

Fairtrade and most certifications are not fair

Fernando Morales-de la Cruz | Posted 10.04.2016 | Impact
Fernando Morales-de la Cruz

Women and children at work sorting coffee The truth is that Fairtrade and certified coffee, chai and cacao are anything but f...

Support Fairtrade Gold With Your Next Smartphone

Laura Gerritsen | Posted 03.09.2016 | Impact
Laura Gerritsen

Fairphone has been working to find a way to integrate more responsibly mined gold into our smartphone supply chain. Together with our partners, we achieved the first-ever Fairtrade gold supply chain in the consumer electronics industry.

To Eradicate Poverty, the White House Should Look to the Coffee It's Drinking

Fernando Morales-de la Cruz | Posted 02.26.2016 | Politics
Fernando Morales-de la Cruz

Even if Vice President Joe Biden loves coffee, he and the government do very little to make sure that each coffee consumed in the United States supports their policy to eradicate poverty in rural communities and achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.

WEF: Not even 1 cent per cup to IMPROVE THE STATE OF THE WORLD

Fernando Morales-de la Cruz | Posted 01.19.2016 | World
Fernando Morales-de la Cruz

The Swiss alpine resort of Davos hosts again more than 1,500 of the world's most influential business, political, academic and thought leaders, a 'sch...

Fair Trade Cocaine

Violeta Ayala | Posted 01.13.2017 | Latino Voices
Violeta Ayala

The drug war brought violence to Latin America, but let me tell you it's also brought opportunity and created a way to escape a system of deeply-ingrained poverty for hundreds of thousands of people.

Straight Talk on Fairtrade vs. Direct Trade According to Brazilian Coffee Farmers

Stephanie Keller | Posted 10.16.2016 | Business
Stephanie Keller

The rolling hills of the coffee farms in Brazil looked something like I had imagined: expansive, lush with green trees and bright berries, winding dirt roads. It was a beautiful scene.

Glitz at the UN, But Less Than $0.01 Per Cup for SDGs

Fernando Morales-de la Cruz | Posted 10.01.2016 | Impact
Fernando Morales-de la Cruz

Sara loves coffee. She is Italian. Sara wants to change the world! Photo Credit: @CAFEFORCHANGE by Diego Mazzarese The Heads of State, Presidents,...

The Malnourished Are Outnumbered by the Obese

Michael Gidney | Posted 09.17.2016 | Impact
Michael Gidney

Our food system is badly out of balance: consumers in richer countries expect ever cheaper food, yet we throw away one-third of all the food we buy.

Why Is Profit a Dirty Word?

Emma Davidson | Posted 06.19.2016 | Business
Emma Davidson

It's been suggested to me that I should not be making any profits, that my business should be a charity, and that I should not pay myself a salary.

The Flurry of Minimum- and Living-wage Initiatives

John Tepper Marlin | Posted 07.20.2014 | Business
John Tepper Marlin

Why are we seeing a surge of momentum for higher minimum wages, a living wage and limits to executive compensation?

What Does Kraft's Takeover Of Cadbury Mean For Fairtrade Cocoa?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Just last month, Cadbury's CEO urged shareholders to hold tight and go for sustainability because he believed that the company's strong ethical code w...

Christmas Gifts 2009: 13 Great Gifts

Huffington Post | ThienVinh Nguyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

With the holiday season upon us, gift-giving can get pretty ugly really fast. From the last-minute frantic purchasing to participating in the consume...

Green Edge 12: Sweatshops Don't Make Sense

John Tepper Marlin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
John Tepper Marlin

Higher labor standards protect jobs in workplaces where workers are respected. They also protect consumers who buy from them.