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2010-09-10 08:00:00

New Publication Looks Critically at Fair Trade Standards and Goals BOSTON, Sept. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Organic Consumers Association (OCA) launched the Fair World Project (FWP) today to promote fair trade in commerce, especially in organic production systems in developing countries as well as at home, and to protect the term "fair trade" from dilution and misuse for mere PR purposes. The OCA's new project fills the critical need for a watchdog of misleading fair trade claims,...

2010-08-25 06:06:00

LONDON, Aug. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- The Oserian Farm in Kenya - one of Interflora's Fairtrade suppliers - is based on the shores of Lake Naivasha and provides the company with some of the beautiful flowers you see on www.interflora.co.uk On 245 hectares of land, the farm produces around 400 million stems a year - mainly roses and carnations. There are around 6,000 workers employed at Oserian and the farm provides them with housing, healthcare and schools for their children. Following a visit...

2010-08-09 14:37:00

BALTIMORE, Aug. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Recent monsoon rains in Pakistan have caused the worst flooding in the country in 80 years. The floods, which began in late July, have claimed at least 1,600 lives, left more than 700,000 people homeless and have affected nearly 14 million Pakistanis, according to official reports. Lutheran World Relief (LWR) is working quickly with partners on the ground to deliver critical relief to people affected by this crisis. "These floods bring even...

2010-08-05 14:12:00

BILOXI, Miss., Aug. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Navy Secretary Ray Mabus, the administration's point-person on long-term Gulf Coast recovery after the oil spill, must ensure community voices are heard loud and clear and take specific steps to ensure an equitable and full recovery, several leading Gulf Coast community organizations said on Thursday. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080221/DC14723LOGO) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080221/DC14723LOGO) Mabus, who...

2010-07-20 19:51:00

BALTIMORE, July 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Lutheran World Relief (LWR) Uganda Country Director Evelyn Nassuna testified before Congress at a hearing held jointly by the House of Representatives Subcommittee on Africa and Global Health and the Subcommittee on International Organizations, Human Rights and Oversight. The hearing, entitled "Oversight of the Feed the Future Initiative," highlighted opportunities for effective implementation of President Obama's Feed the Future initiative,...

2010-07-19 17:23:00

BALTIMORE, July 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Lutheran World Relief (LWR) Uganda Country Director Evelyn Nassuna will testify before Congress on the "Oversight of Feed the Future Initiative" hearing on Tuesday, July 20. The hearing will be held jointly by the House of Representatives Subcommittee on Africa and Global Health and the Subcommittee on International Organizations, Human Rights and Oversight. The hearing entitled "Oversight of the Feed the Future Initiative" will highlight...

2010-07-15 15:01:00

Disclosures of payments from companies to governments will aid fight against corruption WASHINGTON, July 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- International humanitarian organization Oxfam America commends the U.S. Congress for making disclosure of payments from oil and mining companies to governments around the world a legal requirement. Included as part of the Dodd-Frank financial reform legislation passed by the House and Senate, this historic measure will increase financial transparency in...

2010-07-09 06:50:00

YPSILANTI, Mich., July 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Maggie's Organics, the nation's longest-standing producer of clothing made with organic fibers, is now the first manufacturer in the world to sell clothing that is independently certified to a new standard for Fair Labor Practices and Community Benefits. Maggie's sweatshop-free clothes are available at hundreds of stores across the United States and Canada, and also online including http://www.maggiesorganics.com. Maggie's Fair Labor-Certified...

2010-05-05 15:25:00

Oxfam America supporting community efforts to respond to crisis GULF COAST, La., May 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With their livelihoods in true jeopardy, community leaders across the Gulf Coast are mobilizing to respond to the oil spill disaster and give political voice to the people that stand to lose the most. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080221/DC14723LOGO) "You've got fishermen that are losing their livelihoods, that can't make their payments. There are men in...

2010-04-21 11:42:00

NEW YORK, April 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- American Jewish World Service (AJWS), an international development and human rights organization, and Equal Exchange, a Fair Trade product supplier and worker-owned cooperative, have formed a new partnership, called Better Beans, to sell and distribute fairly traded, kosher coffee and chocolate. The Better Beans line of products allows congregations, community organizations and individuals to order high-quality coffee and chocolate while...