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News Alert: Child Slaves Rescued from Cocoa Plantations

Posted by in Fair Trade News & Views on 5th August, 2009 | 1 Comment

O.k. so this is big news, folks. Possibly one of the biggest Fair Trade news developments in years!Basically, an Interpol-led operation conducted by the Cote d’Ivoire police resulted in the rescue of more than 50 children and the arrest of at least eight individuals for the illegal recruitment of children. What does this have to […]
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Fair Trade S’mores Happy Hour

Posted by in Global Exchange Fair Trade Campaign on 27th July, 2009 | 1 Comment

Calling all Bay Area Fair Traders/Chocolate Lovers. This Wednesday, Global Exchange is throwing our second annual Fair Trade S’mores (Kid Friendly) Happy Hour. Many cocoa farmers live in grinding poverty. Help cocoa farming communities gain access to education, health care and humane working conditions by eating Fair Trade s’mores! Quick Details: Date:  Wednesday, July 29th […]
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Go Fair Trade, Get Free Chocolate

Posted by in Global Exchange Fair Trade Campaign, Global Exchange Store Updates on 7th April, 2009 | No Comments

Most people observe the Easter and Passover seasons by giving something up such as leavened foods for Passover or a particular vice for Lent.  Well, instead of giving something up, we’re deciding to give something out to you. When you go Fair Trade for Easter and Passover, we’re giving away a free jumbo Fair Trade […]
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Tell Cadbury Thanks and go Fair Trade in the USA!!

Posted by in Fair Trade News & Views, Global Exchange Fair Trade Campaign on 25th March, 2009 | 2 Comments

The outpouring of support for Cadbury’s commitment to switch to Fair Trade in the UK by the end of this summer has been great. Now that the UK’s leading chocolate bar producer has gone Fair Trade, we’re looking toward the leading chocolate companies in the US to follow Cadbury’s lead and follow through on their […]
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Cadbury Goes Fair Trade

Posted by in Fair Trade News & Views on 24th March, 2009 | No Comments

A few weeks ago, Cadbury announced their plans to use Fair Trade Certified cocoa in the summer of 2009 for their Cadbury Dairy Milk, which is the leading chocolate bar in the United Kingdom. This announcement is a significant victory for the Fair Trade movement as Cadbury is the first major chocolate company to certify […]
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A Chocolatey October

Posted by in Fair Trade News & Views, Global Exchange Fair Trade Campaign, Global Exchange Store Updates on 8th October, 2008 | No Comments

It’s October and Fair Trade month is upon us,so Global Exchange is making it easy for you to take action for Fair Trade this month…and beyond. With Halloween just around the corner, candy is the one thing that is on everyone’s shopping list. However, this year how about moving away from that un-certified chocolate and […]
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S’mores on YouTube

Posted by in Global Exchange Fair Trade Campaign on 3rd September, 2008 | No Comments

Hey folks. We mentioned yesterday that we would post the YouTube video from the S’mores event and post a video we did. If you’d like (and we really encourage you to), you can get in on the action yourself and roast up some Fair Trade S’mores, make a video of it and post it for […]
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Reverse Trick or Treating — Back for the Attack

Posted by in Global Exchange Fair Trade Campaign on 20th August, 2008 | No Comments

Forget the trick-or-treating of the past, where kids went door to door collecting chocolate made under abusive conditions. This year, join schoolchildren, teenagers, and anyone else young at heart in uniting to: END poverty among cocoa farmers END abusive child labor in the cocoa industry PROMOTE Fair Trade PROTECT the environment by giving Fair Trade […]
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Harkin-Engel Protocol, 7 Years Later…

Posted by in Fair Trade News & Views, Global Exchange Fair Trade Campaign on 2nd July, 2008 | No Comments

July 1st, 2008 was supposed to be the deadline for the chocolate industry to fulfill their commitment to end the worst forms of child labor in cocoa production. The day has come and gone with nary an ounce of change. Global Exhchange’s Fair Trade Campaign Director, Adrienne Fitch-Frankel, updates us on the current cocoa situation… […]
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Global Exchange visits Hershey’s Annual Shareholder Meeting

Posted by in Fair Trade News & Views, Global Exchange Fair Trade Campaign on 27th May, 2008 | No Comments

Adrienne, GX Fair Trade Campaigner (left) and Kirsten Moller (right), Global Exchange Executive Director, want Fair Trade Certified now! Now, time for a little update on Global Exchange’s Fair Trade campaign work… A couple of weeks ago, Adrienne, Global Exchange’s Fair Trade Campaigner and Kirsten, Global Exchange’s Executive Director made their way to Hershey, Pennsylvania […]
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