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A Bitter Tasting Anniversary

Posted by in Fair Trade, Featured on 19th September, 2011 | No Comments

child labor cocoa industryThis week marks the 10-year anniversary of the signing of the Harkin-Engel Protocol – an agreement by the country’s largest chocolate companies, including Hershey’s, committing to put an end to forced child labor on cocoa farms in West Africa by 2005. The Protocol pledged to develop and implement voluntary standards to certify cocoa produced without the “worst forms of child labor,” (defined according to the International Labor Organization’s Convention 182). Ten years later, no progress has been made.

Meet Xander Wells, a Little Person Who Thinks Big

Posted by in Fair Trade, Global Exchange News & Events, World News & Events on 20th December, 2010 | 1 Comment

RTTThe next in our Open World series, today you’ll meet Xander Wells, a young Fair Trade activist showing by example how to open eyes, hearts and minds.

Giving Thanks Part 5: Equal Exchange, Partnering to Raise Fair Trade Awareness

Posted by in Fair Trade, Featured on 19th November, 2010 | No Comments

thankyou-eeToday as Part 5 in the Giving Thanks series, Global Exchange Fair Trade Campaign Director Adrienne Fitch-Frankel thanks Equal Exchange, a worker-owned cooperative based in Massachusetts, for stepping up to support something that started as just a little idea and has grown exponentially since.