Amid coconut boom, Fair Trade certification empowers farmers and workers to improve their lives and protect the environment
Oakland, Calif. (February 19, 2014) – Fair Trade USA, the leading third-party certifier of Fair Trade products in North America, today announces the launch of Fair Trade Certified™ coconut products into the global market. Beginning with coconut waters and oils, Fair Trade USA welcomes the versatile nut into its offerings with the aim of improving the lives of small-scale coconut farmers, and protecting workers in coconut processing facilities.
Eldersburg, MD (February, 1, 2014) – Salazon Chocolate Co., the Maryland-based makers of organic salted chocolate bars announces today that in March 2014 it will commence sales of three new bars to complement their popular line of salted chocolates.
Being a coffee farmer isn't easy.
This was one of the thoughts racing through my head as I straddled a shivering coffee tree on a steep, crumbly volcanic mountainside in Colombia's Narino district. However, mostly I was thinking: "Don't die! Don't die!"
"In a high C market, it is only natural to ask if Fair Trade is still relevant. Is it, of course, because Fair Trade is about so much more than price."
Continue reading this article online here: http://fairtradeusa.org/sites/default/files/Coffee%20Book.pdf, as it appears in Dr. Robert Thurston's 2013 book Coffee: A Comprehensive Guide to the Bean, the Beverage, and the Industry.