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Washington DC – September 13, 2011 — A year has gone by since non-profit groups shined a spotlight on Hershey for its use of forced, child, and trafficked labor in its chocolate products. ...
September 13, 2011
A federal judge in Manhattan on Thursday granted a petition by Chevron to issue a subpoena for hundreds of hours of footage from a documentary about the pollution of the Amazon rainforests of Ecuador...
Dave Itzkoff
May 6, 2010
  Peru is enthusiastically espousing free trade, and has signed six tariff-lowering agreements in the space of a year. But it has not matched them with the internal policies needed to reduce...
March 25, 2010
Ben & Jerry’s announces its commitment to go fully Fair Trade across its entire global flavor portfolio. From Cherry Garcia to Chocolate Fudge Brownie, all of the flavors in all of the countries...
February 18, 2010
There are so many things to consider on Valentine’s Day: the reason you and your beloved were first attracted to each other, the amazing date you’ve planned, the perfect gift to express your...
By Adrienne Fitch-Frankel
February 8, 2010
(Fortune) -- Outside the village of Sinikosson in southwestern Ivory Coast, along a trail tracing the edge of a muddy fishpond, Madi Ouedraogo sits on the ground picking up cocoa pods in one hand,...
By Christian Parenti
February 15, 2008
"It's tough to be ethical consumers in this age of sweatshops - both at home and abroad. Fair Trade coffee offers one good way to know with confidence that the products you purchase are made in just...
Deborah James
September 1, 2002