Fair Trade Month 2015

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Fair Trade Month 2015

October is Fair Trade Month!

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Huffington Post: 3 Things to Know for Fair Trade Month
October is a month full of months ... and days. There's Breast Cancer Awareness Month and ...
Oct 23, 2015 8:45 AM ET
3 Things to Know for Fair Trade Month
October is a month full of months … and days. There’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Non-GMO Month, with National Kale Day, World Food Day, the International Day of Rural Women and, of course, National Cat Day, sprinkled throughout. There are a lot of things to celebrate in October, and in a way, Fair Trade Month connects them all. October is a month that shows how much people care — about...
Oct 20, 2015 2:50 PM ET
Cultivating Loving Homes With Fair Trade Flowers
Farmers and workers are some of the lowest paid laborers in the world, and inadequate income is just the beginning of many hardships to follow. Joanna, a flower worker at a Fair Trade farm in Ecuador, has always dreamt of one day having her own home. In her previous job, at another flower farm down the road, this dream was never possible. She didn't earn enough to take her son to the...
Oct 9, 2015 9:00 AM ET
Sweet With Substance: How Fair Trade Cocoa Keeps Farming Families Healthy
It's ironic, isn't it? That many of the farmers and workers who grow the world's food struggle to feed their own families. Chronic hunger and malnutrition are pervasive in agricultural communities across the globe. Many farmers skip meals so their kids don't go hungry, with entire families suffering the most between harvests--a time known as...
Oct 8, 2015 9:00 AM ET
Curious Minds Are Brewing With Fair Trade
Child labor is a critical issue in our food systems. In fact, recent studies show that instances of child labor are increasing in some of the world's more important agricultural regions, like in West African cocoa production for example.  Fair Trade does not simply aim to prohibit...
Oct 7, 2015 9:00 AM ET