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2011-02-15 08:00:00

OAKLAND, Calif., Feb. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), Green Mountain Coffee®, and Fair Trade USA today announce a new partnership to promote biodiversity, conservation, and environmental education among Brazil's coffee growing communities, as biodiverse ecosystems form an important foundation for economic and social development. Fair Trade certification offers coffee farmers fair prices, community investment funds, and the...

2011-02-14 16:01:00

4,200+ Consumers Send Federal Trade Commission Letters Demanding Investigation of TransFair's 'FairWash' of Personal Care Brands Avon and Queen Helene; FTC Responds WASHINGTON, Feb. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- North America's largest consumer advocacy organization, the Organic Consumers Association (OCA), which represents over 850,000 consumers, announced last month a new campaign to oppose the name change of the fair trade certifier TransFair USA to "Fair Trade USA." TransFair...

2011-02-01 13:00:00

NEW YORK, Feb. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Anvil Knitwear, a leading apparel brand, has become the first US-based apparel manufacturer to join the Cotton made in Africa (CmiA) initiative. The CmiA initiative is a public-private partnership project to promote sales of sustainably grown cotton from Africa, overseen by the Aid by Trade Foundation, an organization that aims to reduce poverty and promote economic development through market-based incentives. CmiA is yet another Anvil partnership...

2011-01-27 06:45:00

COVENTRY, R.I., Jan. 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In the past, finding nutritional supplements that were beneficial to both people and the planet was a challenge. Today, Perfect Supplements, LLC announces their Perfect Planet & People Certification that guarantees that the days of dishonest and harmful supplements are in the past. The Perfect Planet & People Certification has three requirements: All Ingredients Must Be 100% Certified Organic All Ingredients Must Be Fair Trade...

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2011-01-12 10:45:00

A year ago today, 300,000 people died in an earthquake that still scars the lives of Haitians. On January 12, 2010 a 7.0 magnitude earthquake shook Haiti and crushed an estimated 250,000 residences and 30,000 commercial buildings.  Over a million people were left homeless, including 380,000 children, and the U.N. estimates that 650,000 people will still be living in refugee camps by the end of 2011. Less than five percent of the rubble created by the catastrophic earthquake has been...

2011-01-10 13:16:00

Coalition Forms to Stop Rebranding of TransFair as 'Fair Trade USA' WASHINGTON, Jan. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- North America's largest consumer advocacy organization, the Organic Consumers Association (OCA), which represents over 850,000 members, is coordinating a new campaign to oppose the name change of the fair trade certifier TransFair USA to "Fair Trade USA". TransFair has applied for the new name to be trademarked, along with the term "Fair Trade Certified". TransFair's...

2010-12-15 12:16:00

BOSTON, Dec. 15, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today Oxfam America announced the release of a music video it crafted for critically acclaimed rock band The New Pornographers. The video - for, "Sweet Talk, Sweet Talk" (www.oxfamamerica.org/sweettalk), from the band's recent album Together - tells the story of the aftermath of the Gulf Coast oil spill in Louisiana and Oxfam's advocacy efforts on behalf of communities that rely on the coast for their livelihoods. (Logo:...

2010-12-11 00:00:47

ZeroPoint Risk Research LLC, the Boston-based risk management research and consulting firm, announces the Fair Trade Receipt© report. Boston, MA (PRWEB) December 9, 2010 Organized crime in the United States, Latin America, Asia, and Europe is fueling the growth of product piracy and counterfeiting. It threatens brand integrity, encourages the theft of intellectual property, and endorses the crime of human trafficking, factors that contribute to corporate regulatory, legal,...

2010-12-04 11:30:00

CANCUN, Mexico, Dec. 4, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Oxfam and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today announced they are seeking $28 million from public and private investors for their ground-breaking five-year partnership to help poor rural people protect their crops and livelihoods from the impact of climate change. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080221/DC14723LOGO) The innovative new R4 partnership is based around the idea of managing 4 risks - community...

2010-11-17 11:00:00

OAKLAND, Calif., Nov. 17, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Fair Trade USA, the leading third-party certifier of Fair Trade products in the United States, today announces U.S. import and premium data from the first six months of 2010. Overall, Fair Trade's approach to community empowerment and sustainable development continues to demonstrate strong growth across the board, with increases in additional income generated, farmers and workers served and imports certified. And, while Fair Trade awareness...


Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'