OAKLAND, CA (May 6, 2011)–Fair Trade USA™, the leading third-party certifier of Fair Trade products in the United States, today announced that Chicago is the largest Fair Trade Town in the United States and the second largest in the world. Chicago has officially met all of the criteria to be declared a Fair Trade Town and joins the ranks of nearly 1,000 Fair Trade Towns throughout the world, including London, Rome, Barcelona and Boston.
By Jonathan Bardeline
OAKLAND, CA — Imports of Fair Trade certified cocoa, citrus, sugar and honey soared in 2010, reports Fair Trade USA, which also found that adding the Fair Trade label to coffee boosts sales.
While the amount of Fair Trade coffee and overall produce imports stayed steady, a larger chunk of each was organic.