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Large-Scale Coffee CSA Debuts

Slashfood | Kristine Hansen, Posted Apr 11th 2011 @ 12:00PM | Posted 06.12.2011 | Home

Today, a new coffee CSA (it's actually called Coffee CSA) debuts as a project from Pachamama, a global cooperative of coffee farms. Though there are s...

Rwanda Rises: A Lesson in Hope

Francine LeFrak | Posted 06.05.2011 | World
Francine LeFrak

Let's face it, our world has seen better days. Take a look at the newspaper on any given day and you'll find enough tragedy and disaster to send you s...

Why "Fair" Trade Is Not The (Whole) Answer

Ian Fletcher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Ian Fletcher

The idea of "fair" trade is very appealing, whether confronting the plight of autoworkers in Michigan or farmers in the Third World. Unfortunately, it will be only a small part of any trade solution for the U.S. and the world as a whole.

9 Innovations That Changed Coffee Culture (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

In this day and age, in a world of 24/7 connectivity there is also a need for increased productivity, and so it's hardly a surprise that coffee is the...

The Green Light Intiative at the Natural Products Expo

Nancy Chuda | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Nancy Chuda

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Ivory Coast President Kept In Power By Chocolate

AP | MICHELLE FAUL | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

JOHANNESBURG — Some of the cocoa in that Valentine's Day chocolate probably came from a West African country where the man in power for a decade...

Making Business Succeed

Stan Sorscher | Posted 04.15.2013 | Business
Stan Sorscher

To get into balance, we need to restore the social contract -- the deal that public resources are rightly used to promote business, and in exchange, businesses recognize a duty to shared prosperity.

Making Clicks Count -- A New Way To Shop Online

The Huffington Post | Abby Wendle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

This week, we're profiling the Young Global Leaders attending the World Economic Forum's annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland. Shopaholic and do-g...

The UnMillionaire

Pam Grout | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Pam Grout

Hal Taussig will never make Forbes list of highest paid CEO's. It's not that his Philadelphia travel company isn't profitable. It's just that Hal donates every penny of profits to innovative projects that address poverty.

What Knot To Do

Jonathan Lewis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Jonathan Lewis

GoodWeave is ending child trafficking and slavery by certifying that the rugs and carpets under our feet are not woven or knotted by little hands.

Project Interchange Highlights Bedouin-Style Fair Trade in Lakia, Israel

Karin Kloosterman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Karin Kloosterman

Elsana and her three Israeli-Bedouin partners envisioned a better life for themselves and founded the Association for the Improvement of Women's Status, Lakia in 1992.

Upward Spiral Instead of a Downward One

Stan Sorscher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Stan Sorscher

When I was young, the purpose of public policy was to raise our standard of living. Not so much, anymore. Now, public policy is designed to make busin...

Obama Trade Policy Perils: Korea FTA Talks Resume Tomorrow

Lori Wallach | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lori Wallach

Recent polling has shown that perhaps the one issue that unites Americans across diverse demographics is opposition to more-of-the-same trade policy. The elections confirmed this.

Let's Have a Red-White-and-Blue Friday

James P. Hoffa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
James P. Hoffa

Something to think about if you're out shopping on Black Friday is that many of the products sold at retail stores were made in China.

Corporate Rewards: Controlling U.S. Trade Policy

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Leo W. Gerard

The Economic Policy Institute estimates that the proposed U.S.-South Korea Free Trade Agreement would cost America 159,000 jobs and enlarge its trade deficit by $16.7 billion in its first seven years.

Making All Harry Potter Chocolate Fair Trade

Andrew Slack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Andrew Slack

Chocolate being sold in Harry's name is not fair trade. The fair trade label is the most realistic way that we can know that the cocoa farmers were treated fairly, transparently, and with the chance of upward mobility.

Weekly Audit: Banks Get Big Bucks, Consumers Get Bupkis

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

Weekly Audit: Banks Get Big Bucks, Consumers Get Bupkisby Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger Last week, the Federal Reserve announced a plan...

My Bracelet Makes a Businesswoman (VIDEO)

Kate Otto | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Kate Otto

My jewelry says I have contributed to increasing food security, boosting literacy rates, and improving housing conditions for women and their children in Rwanda.

The Shirt Off Your Back (VIDEO)

Jonathan Lewis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Jonathan Lewis

Against this backdrop of unfair trade barriers and underhanded market competition, in Liberia a fair-trade clothing factory is competing internationally. It is globalization to believe in.

The Hoop Fund: The 'Kiva' Of Fair Trade

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

In August 2010, an online lending platform called The Hoop Fund launched, inviting users to "lend," "produce" and "enjoy" products from dark chocolate...

Emma Watson: The New Face Of Fair Trade

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Emma Watson is the newest celebrity to advocate for fair trade groups worldwide, GlobalShift.org reported Wednesday. Watson visited India this summe...

Natural Burial Is Gaining Ground: Advocates Are Speaking Up Across North America

Anne Dilenschneider | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Anne Dilenschneider

Throughout the United States there is increasing interest in natural burial as a way to honor lives that have been lived with care for the planet.

Going Fair Trade

David Bronner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
David Bronner

The fair trade movement had initially emerged around coffee, cocoa and tea, major commodities whose producers globally routinely suffered from major price fluctuations and exploitative trading practices.

Food and Faith: Agriculture as a Theological Act

Kent Hayden, M.Div. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Kent Hayden, M.Div.

I always imagined there was a link between faith and a milker's grip. But for the first 25 years of my life, these loosely held notions remained in the background of my thinking and living.

Leveraging Social Entrepreneurship to Fight Slavery

Diana Mao | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Diana Mao

Human trafficking is a $91.2 billion industry. It is the world's second largest criminal enterprise, topped only by the illegal drug trade. For victims, the emancipation process is extremely challenging.