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Fair Trade Roundup: Chocolate Companies Should Go Fair Trade

Posted by in Fair Trade News & Views, Fair Trade Roundups on 18th December, 2013 | No Comments

Justice-Gingerbread-houseIn this Fair Trade Roundup, you’ll learn about actions you can take to encourage chocolate companies to go Fair Trade. Don’t forget the “News to Peruse” section towards the bottom for your dose of Fair Trade related news.
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Hershey’s and Fair Trade: Is it a Victory?

Posted by in Fair Trade News & Views, Global Exchange Fair Trade Campaign on 7th May, 2013 | 5 Comments

hersheyrallyLast month, Hershey’s announced its next step toward 100% certified sustainable cocoa by committing to source cocoa through three of the world’s most recognized cocoa certifying organizations, including Fair Trade USA. Was calling this announcement a victory premature or even misleading?
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VICTORY: Hershey’s Chooses Fair Trade

Posted by in Fair Trade News & Views, Featured, Global Exchange Fair Trade Campaign on 22nd March, 2013 | 12 Comments

Raise The BarWe won! After years of pressure from Fair Trade activists like you, Hershey’s recently announced its next step toward 100% certified sustainable cocoa by committing to source cocoa through three of the world’s most recognized cocoa certifying organizations, including Fair Trade USA. When Hershey’s made its announcement in October of 2012 to source 100% certified […]
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Breaking: Hershey’s goes 100%

Posted by in Fair Trade News & Views, Global Exchange Fair Trade Campaign on 3rd October, 2012 | No Comments

Raise The BarHershey’s has announced its commitment to source 100% certified cocoa by 2020. This is a huge step for Hershey’s to improve its supply chain accountability and shows that it is responsive to consumer pressure and you helped us get here! Join us in thanking Hershey’s for taking this monumental step forward and urge the company to choose a 100% Fair Trade certification for its chocolate and truly raise the bar.
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The Fair Trade Easter Bunny Visits Hershey

Posted by in Fair Trade News & Views, Global Exchange Fair Trade Campaign on 17th April, 2012 | No Comments

Postcard colored in by DreaThis Easter season children around the Bay Area sent postcards to the Hershey Corporation asking Hershey to make sure its Cadbury brand Easter chocolates are not produced using child labor. Check out some of the results and learn, why Hershey?
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Is Hershey’s Going Fair Trade? Did We Really Win? Not yet……

Posted by in Fair Trade News & Views, Global Exchange Fair Trade Campaign on 1st February, 2012 | 29 Comments

Hershey_Infographic_Cocoa_FOn January 30th, after years of being targeted by organized consumer Fair Trade actions, Hershey has finally made a move! Hershey’s announced that it will make a commitment to purchasing Rainforest Alliance Certified cocoa and invest $10 million dollars in education and its smart-phone CocoaLink project. So what does this actually mean? Have we won an important first step or are we being duped?
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Take Action: Stand up with the youth!

Posted by in Fair Trade News & Views, Global Exchange Fair Trade Campaign on 16th June, 2011 | No Comments

Photo Credit: Diane LentWe recently shared a quick report back from last week’s Hershey rally in Times Square in a blog post full of links to photos and quotes from the energizing day. Now we want you to see for yourself what an extraordinary sight it was, with 2-300 people, mostly K-12 students, standing up for the rights […]
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Fair Trade Roundup: Check Out This Video You Won’t Want to Miss

Posted by in Fair Trade News & Views, Fair Trade Roundups, Global Exchange Fair Trade Campaign on 14th June, 2011 | No Comments

soccerA video that will leave you grinning ear to ear, plus details about getting into the pages of the 2012 Fair Trade calendar and a wrap up about the Times Square Hershey rally. It’s Fair Trade Roundup time.
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Fair Trade Activists Take on Hershey’s

Posted by in Fair Trade News & Views, Featured, Global Exchange Fair Trade Campaign on 28th April, 2011 | No Comments

BehindBars_largeToday, the Hershey Company’s board of directors and shareholders came together for their annual meeting in Hershey, Pennsylvania. So, what better day than today to call on Hershey’s to chart a new course into a future free of child labor and poverty in communities that grow the company’s cocoa. Green America’s Fair Trade coordinator, Elizabeth […]
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Fair Trade Roundup: Supermarkets and Bunnies and T-shirts, Oh My

Posted by in Fair Trade News & Views, Fair Trade Roundups, Global Exchange Fair Trade Campaign on 20th April, 2011 | 1 Comment

bunnyThis week in Fair Trade news, we’ve got a Fair Trade design contest, a free downloadable Easter card, and one week to vote for your favorite Hershey mock ad.
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