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2011-06-09 07:30:00

NEW ORLEANS, June 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Innova Market Insights reveals that new food products with an ethical or premium positioning are on the rise despite the difficult economic situation. New data shows that consumers, while pinching pennies elsewhere, are readily snatching up value-added products positioned on ethical platforms. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110609/NE17057) As a percentage of total US launches, new food products with an ethical positioning, grew...

2011-06-01 07:37:00

ROSELAND, New Jersey, June 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Expand Networks http://www.expand.com, the leader in optimising WANs for branch office consolidation and virtualisation, today announced Oxfam Australia, the humanitarian charity, has deployed Expand Networks Accelerators across its international network of offices. The solution is assuring the performance of the charity's network, connectivity and applications in support of staff activity between its Australian and overseas operations....

2011-05-25 11:51:00

Head of the largest Lutheran relief organization visits Minnesota to inspire action against one of the world's most devastating diseases John Nunes brings his message of health and hope to South Minneapolis MINNEAPOLIS, May 25, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released by Lutheran World Relief: WHAT: Minneapolis' Calvary Lutheran Church is working with Lutheran World Relief to help end malaria deaths in Africa through the Lutheran Malaria Initiative. Malaria takes...

2011-05-20 06:00:00

NYBRO, Sweden, May 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The once degraded forests in the Curacautin Valley in Chile have now recovered sufficiently, after hard work over the last decades, to be able to help provide a sustainable living to the people in the area, based on fair trade and responsible forest management principles. Wooden floor maker Kahrs from Sweden is the first company in the world to support and purchase dual-labelled material from Chile that meets both FSC and Fairtrade certification...

2011-04-25 11:24:00

OAKLAND, Calif., April 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Fair Trade USA, the leading third-party certifier of Fair Trade products in the United States, reports new findings which confirm that the prominent appearance of the Fair Trade Certified(TM) label increases sales among coffee-buying consumers. To investigate the topic of consumer demand for Fair Trade products, researchers Jens Hainmueller of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Michael J. Hiscox of Harvard University, and Sandra...

2011-03-08 07:00:00

BOSTON, March 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- International humanitarian organization Oxfam America joined a number of groups, churches and corporations around the country to mark the 100th Anniversary of International Women's Day with more than 100 events this month to raise awareness about the struggles millions of poor women still face today. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080221/DC14723LOGO) "Hunger and poverty affect women and men alike, but because women make up the...

2011-03-07 09:54:00

OAKLAND, Calif., March 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Fair Trade USA, the leading third-party certifier of Fair Trade products in the United States, today reports new data to confirm that mainstream consumers are increasing their commitment to Fair Trade faster than ever. Sales of Fair Trade Certified(TM) products increased 24 percent at grocery stores during 2010. Today, consumers can find Fair Trade products in every aisle of the supermarket. Due to this broad availability, driven by more...

2011-02-24 19:11:00

Pressure mounts for fast-growing chain to sign Fair Food agreement with Coalition of Immokalee Workers in light of historic breakthrough with Florida tomato growers IMMOKALEE, Fla., Feb. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Monday, February 28th at 1 o'clock, a busload of farmworkers from Florida - the men and women who pick the tomatoes New Yorkers eat from October to May every year - will be joined by students and community activists at Trader Joe's Upper West Side store (72nd &...

2011-02-24 07:10:00

FRANKLIN, Tenn., Feb. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In the last decade, world coffee prices have doubled while coffee farmers' wages have decreased by 24%, leaving most coffee farmers subsisting as modern-day slaves. One new company aims to change that. Our Mission Coffee (http://www.ourmissioncoffee.com) is purchasing, marketing and selling fresh-roasted coffee through cooperative marketing -- a business model that benefits everyone from small farmers to consumer. The first direct-to-consumer...

2011-02-23 10:08:00

BALTIMORE, Feb. 23, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Last week the House of Representatives voted to cut more than $60 billion in U.S. international and domestic spending for the remainder of the current fiscal year. Although supportive of efforts to better steward public funds, Lutheran World Relief (LWR) urges U.S. Lutherans and lawmakers to remember that, when it comes to global relief and development, human lives hang in the balance. LWR President and CEO John Nunes released a letter...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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