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Fair-Trade Winenew

Wine is decades behind other industries in protecting its workers.
VUE Weekly  |  Mel Priestley  |  09-04-2014  |  Food+Drink

Fair is Fairnew

Fair-trade organizations make sustainability more than a fringe cause.
VUE Weekly  |  Madeline Smith  |  09-26-2013  |  Environment

Fair Trade USA's Coffee Policy Comes Under Firenew

Critics say that new certification process adopted by Oakland-based organization will undermine the international fair-trade industry.
East Bay Express  |  Corey Hill  |  04-25-2012  |  Business & Labor

Can Portland Provide Fair Wages for Working Musicians?new

The concept of "fair trade" for music has been bandied about in Portland for a couple years, but the movement is now starting discussions with clubs in hopes of setting a fair wage for all performing musicians, whether they be union or non-union workers.
Willamette Week  |  Amanda Ingram  |  09-30-2009  |  Music

Mexico's Just Coffee Raises the Bar for Free Tradenew

The simple idea of Just Coffee was to help farmers in at least one Chiapas village make enough money so that they could stay on their land. Today, that idea is a success story; the community of Salvador Urbina is thriving rather than just surviving, and Just Coffee's concept promises to revolutionize the free-trade movement.
Tucson Weekly  |  Tim Vanderpool  |  04-16-2009  |  Author Profiles & Interviews

Montreal Company Pops the Smoothie Market with Fair Guarananew

What makes Goarana different, says Jerome Pelletier, is that it tries to maintain respectful relations both with the producers and the environment of the Brazilian Amazon, where the plant is grown.
Montreal Mirror  |  Matt Jones  |  01-30-2009  |  Food+Drink

How Boutique Booze Could Help Change the Lives of Poor Farmersnew

When restaurateur Jean-Denis Courtin decided to make his own vodka, he wanted it to be not only original but also "all natural, fair trade, and additive free." In the mountains of South America, he found a way to have it all.
Chicago Reader  |  Julia Thiel  |  01-26-2009  |  Food+Drink

Obama Economic Appointment Highlights Old Trade Disputenew

Before giving Jason Furman a pass on his emerging trade polices, it's important to focus on the true differences between Free Trade and Fair Trade.
East Bay Express  |  Jay Youngdahl  |  06-25-2008  |  Politics

Tensions Between Fair-Trade and Local-First Movements Increasenew

Can today's moral standard be reconciled with the one from a few years ago? Is it possible to eat local and support farmers in developing countries? And should that be the goal in the first place?
Charleston City Paper  |  Eric Blair  |  04-30-2008  |  Food+Drink

Tadesse Meskela is No Ordinary Joe ... Nor is His Coffeenew

The Ethiopian coffee co-op founder aims for hearts and mugs of those who like a little justice with their java.
NOW Magazine  |  Wayne Roberts  |  09-21-2007  |  Food+Drink

Anti-Corporate Activists Draw Attention to Coffee Politicsnew

Coffee and the international trade that governs it affect the fate of migrant farmers, the survival of the rain-forest, and the livelihoods of independent roastmasters. In response to these concerns, a global movement to promote Fair Trade Certified coffees has emerged.
Mountain Xpress  |  Stuart Gaines  |  06-08-2004  |  Food+Drink

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