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2012-04-16 10:24:32

BALTIMORE, April 16, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A serious food crisis is brewing in the Sahel region of West Africa, a region where more than 10 million people already face the threat of hunger every day. Recent failed rains, drought and rising food costs, among other factors, now threaten an additional 3.4 million people. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110714/DC35722LOGO) Thanks to a generous $1.5 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation,...

2012-04-13 14:20:37

OAKLAND, Calif., April 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Fair Trade USA, the leading third-party certifier of Fair Trade products in the United States, today published its 2011 Almanac. New data reveals that the organization had another record setting year for coffee--over 138 million pounds of Fair Trade Certified(TM) coffee were imported into the United States, a 32 percent increase over 2010. This growth in imports enabled Fair Trade coffee cooperatives to earn an unprecedented $17 million in...

2012-03-29 06:26:44

INFOGRAPHIC DEMONSTRATES INEFFICIENCIES AND OPPORTUNITIES IN FOOD AID SYSTEM WASHINGTON, March 29, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than 17 million people could receive life-saving food aid at no additional cost to U.S. taxpayers if Congress cuts red-tape in the U.S. Farm Bill - according to new research from international relief and development organizations Oxfam America and American Jewish World Service (AJWS). A new report and infographic from the groups showed that lifting...

2012-03-16 10:21:25

Anquan Boldin and Larry Fitzgerald to visit Oxfam America's humanitarian and development programs in Ethiopia BOSTON, March 16, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Former teammates and NFL superstars Anquan Boldin and Larry Fitzgerald are again teaming up with international relief and development organization Oxfam to raise awareness of the food crisis in East Africa. The Baltimore Ravens and Arizona Cardinals wide receivers will travel to Ethiopia with Oxfam for a first-hand account of...

2012-03-08 19:11:00

EMERYVILLE, Calif., March 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Full spectrum services for the natural food industry -- including organic certification, food safety auditing, flavor and residue analysis -- will be Scientific Certification Systems' (SCS) theme at this year's Expo West conference in Anaheim, California (Booth (#3209). "SCS has been a pioneer in third-party certification, auditing and testing services for more than 25 years," said Linda Brown, Executive Vice President. "Our goal...

2012-03-08 12:21:00

Tanzanian Farmer Joins Local Activists and Entrepreneurs to Celebrate International Women's Day 2012 BOSTON, March 8, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- This Saturday international humanitarian organization Oxfam America joins Lovin' Spoonfuls, Massachusetts Climate Action Network, Science Club for Girls, Slow Food Boston, and United Nations Association of Greater Boston for an event that draws attention to women on the frontlines of global hunger. (Logo:...

2012-03-06 10:00:00

OAKLAND, Calif., March 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Fair Trade USA, the leading third-party certifier of Fair Trade products in the United States, today reports new data revealing that sales of Fair Trade Certified(TM) products grew a whopping 75 percent between Q1 and Q4 last year. The data, from SPINS LLC, indicates that sales of Fair Trade Certified products grew fastest in the mass merchant - mainstream grocery, food and drug - channel, which saw a 95 percent increase in Fair Trade Certified...

2012-01-24 13:04:00

BALTIMORE, Jan. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On the evening of December 16, Solidad Maestre encountered the most unforgettable typhoon of her life. The water was already knee-high when she began to pack her things, and by the time Solidad and her children vacated their home, the floodwaters had risen to chest level, forcing them to abandon their possessions. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110714/DC35722LOGO ) "We were trapped on the road, because of the...

2012-01-23 12:09:00

BALTIMORE, Jan. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Lutheran World Relief is providing emergency water services to families who still have no access to clean drinking water more than a month after a devastating typhoon ripped through the Philippines island of Mindanao, killing 1,257 people and affecting more than a million. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110714/DC35722LOGO) The storm, which hit on December 16 and destroyed more than 14,000 homes, also disrupted water...

2012-01-18 08:00:00

OAKLAND, Calif., Jan. 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Fair Trade USA, the leading third-party certifier of Fair Trade products in the United States, today unveiled a newly redesigned certification label and significant revisions to its Multiple Ingredients Product Policy. The changes will better serve the needs of farmers, businesses and consumers that look to the Fair Trade Certified label to ensure that rigorous standards, transparency and efforts to provide the greatest impact...