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With kids out of school and on their summer vacation, now is a great time to teach them about the values of fair trade: equality, justice and interconnection.
What ice cream flavor best describes YOU?
[caption id="attachment_854" align="alignright" width="225" caption="Coopfam farmers on their cement drying patios built by the grant program."][/caption] In the coffee farming business, the difference between producing low-value mediocre coffee and high-quality coffee with the potential to command a strong price can be something as simple as a cement drying patio.
This past June, the TransFair USA floral team exhibited at the SuperFloral Show, the biggest tradeshow of the year for the floral industry.  For top buyers in the industry, we explained how Fair Trade Certified is a vehicle and movement for companies to increase sales by marketing sustainability and good ethics in a down economy
For those of you looking for an alternative to cow’s milk, lost in the long aisles of soy milk, rice milk, almond milk, even hemp milk, looking for just the right one, we have some exciting news. Fair Trade Certified is exploring quinoa milk, which would be the first non-dairy alternative to bovine milk to contain balanced proteins—meaning all 8 essential amino acids. Quinoa is one of the most nutritious grains available, handed down from the Andes Mountains by the ancient Incans who revered it as sacred, for good reason.
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