·At Harvest Market, offering fair trade products is an important choice. By purchasing fair trade goods, you can ensure that the farmers who grow the beans for…
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The Many vs. The Mighty: A Story of Small-Scale Banana Farmers
Small-scale farmer organizations like AsoGuabo offer an alternative model to corporate fruit. Instead of enriching multinational corporations, these cooperatives are building fair trade banana supply chains by and for small-scale farmers. They are also creating professional jobs and investing in their surrounding communities, including in healthcare and income diversification opportunities for families.
Fair Trade Month Giveaway - Fair Trade Federation
Join us in celebrating Fair Trade Month by entering our giveaway for a chance to win a fair trade gift basket! We are excited to partner this year with Fair World Project, a non-profit that supports fair trade policies through consumer education and advocacy for small-scale farmers, artisans, and workers. See below for entry and prize …
Celebrate Fair Trade Month ~ Fair Trade Federation
October is Fair Trade Month! Fair Trade Month raises awareness about the importance of the fair trade movement to our global economy and promotes buying from businesses that are committed to fair trade in place of those which may harm the environment, the economy, communities, and disadvantaged individuals. What can I do? Educate & spread …
It's International Coffee Day and There's a Crisis Brewing
October 1st is marked as International Coffee Day around the globe. This year has been a rough one for many of the 25 million small-scale farmers who grow coffee around the world. Talk of a crisis in coffee is growing, not just in the industry, but on the headlines of major papers as well.
The Corniest, Cheesiest Food and Farm Jokes on the Internet
The World Wide Web offers a wide world of wittiness, from eye roll-inducing dad jokes to lowbrow smut. And within the Google-verse is more food- and farm-themed humor than you might imagine. Here’s our curated selection of those that tickled the Modern Farmer funny bone. Why do cows have hooves instead of feet? Because they lactose. (AgDaily) How did the organic vegetable die? Natural causes. (Upjoke) I witnessed one of my students pick up a calf’s tail and immediately kiss the calf directly un
Confronting the Crisis in Coffee
In coffee communities around the world, there is a consensus that a crisis isn't coming — it's already here. The combination of climate change and low prices is causing extreme stress to coffee producers around the globe and is forcing many to face food insecurity. Coffee has the incredible ability to connect people and places thousands of miles away. By supporting fair trade and organic coffee, farmers, roasters, and drinkers can all play a role in overcoming the crisis.
Unfair Fruit: The Multinational Corporations Driving Migration
Fyffes is the billion-dollar fruit company that Americans have never heard of. For over a decade, Honduran workers have reported rampant wage theft and exposure to toxic agrochemicals on Fyffes' melon farms. By 2016, workers decided to organize a union. In response, local bosses fired union leaders and launched a violent union-busting campaign, physically, verbally, and psychologically harassing the union members. Now, a campaign is calling on U.S. supermarkets to hold Fyffes accountable.