Equal Exchange

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Name: Equal Exchange
First reported Jul 12 2014 - Updated Jul 12 2014 - 2 reports

FDL Book Salon Welcomes Brad Edmondson, Ice Cream Social: The Struggle for the Soul of Ben & Jerry’s

Welcome Brad Edmondson ( IceCreamSocialBook.com ) ( Twitter ) and Host Rodney North ( Equal Exchange ) ( Twitter ) Ice Cream Social: The Struggle for the Soul of Ben & Jerry’s (Disclaimer: Rodney North is a member of the worker co-operative, ... [Published Firedoglake - Jul 12 2014]
First reported Jul 08 2014 - Updated Jul 08 2014 - 1 reports

3 Labels to Look For on Your Chocolate Bar

If you’re a chocolate lover, you should be aware that not all chocolates are alike. And we’re not talking about cocoa content. Some chocolates are “greener” than others — greener because more chocolate manufacturers are finally facing a number of critical ... [Published Care2 - Jul 08 2014]
First reported Jul 01 2014 - Updated Jul 01 2014 - 1 reports

Raise fair trade conversation in the aisle

Yet as I was writing this month’s In the Aisle feature, I realized my stupendous college naivety: The intricacies of conscious sourcing and responsible buying are more extensive than I ever realized. Perhaps because of films like Black Gold, media has ... [Published New Hope 360 - Jul 01 2014]
First reported Jun 30 2014 - Updated Jun 30 2014 - 1 reports

Coffee to rugs and farmers to factories: Fair Trade USA is in growth mode

_ Fair trade has expanded to chocolate, mangoes, wine and rugs — although coffee still accounts for 80% of 2013's fair trade premiums. Photo: Jason Reed/Reuters Paul Rice, the hard-charging CEO of nonprofit Fair Trade USA, recently toured the Brooklyn ... [Published Guardian.co.uk - Jun 30 2014]
First reported Jun 27 2014 - Updated Jun 27 2014 - 1 reports

National Organic Standards Board Threatened by USDA Maneuvering

The NOSB, intended to safeguard the integrity of the organic food label, was created by Congress with independent authorities that operate outside the discretion of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). Petitioners maintain that in renewing the charter ... [Published San Francisco Bay Area Independent Media Center - Jun 27 2014]
First reported Jun 26 2014 - Updated Jun 26 2014 - 1 reports

Business leaders praise minimum wage increase as boost to state’s economy

Business for a Fair Minimum Wage, a Boston-based network of business owners, executives, and business groups, released a statement last week commending the state’s passage of minimum wage legislation. The new law raises the minimum wage gradually from ... [Published Bay State Boston Banner - Jun 26 2014]
First reported Jun 24 2014 - Updated Jun 24 2014 - 1 reports

Legal Petition: Public interest groups challenge USDA organic power grab

Twenty organic farm and consumer groups filed a legal petition with U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack to protect the authority and permanence of the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB). The petitioners object to recent changes to the NOSB ... [Published New Hope 360 - Jun 24 2014]
First reported Jun 19 2014 - Updated Jun 20 2014 - 1 reports

USDA Threatens NOSB Independence

Organic farm and consumer groups are upset about changes that threaten the independence of the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB). On June 17, 20 such groups filed a petition with U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack to protect NOSB’s authority ... [Published Gourmet Retailer - Jun 19 2014]
First reported Jun 18 2014 - Updated Jun 19 2014 - 2 reports

USDA Charged with Mishandling of NOSB Challenged

National & World Ag News Headlines USAgNet - 06/19/2014Twenty organic farm and consumer groups have filed a legal petition with U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack to protect the authority and permanence of the National Organic Standards Board. ... [Published USAgNet - Jun 19 2014]
First reported Jun 17 2014 - Updated Jun 17 2014 - 1 reports

National Organic Standards Board Threatened By USDA Maneuvering

WASHINGTONThe NOSB, intended to safeguard the integrity of the organic food label, was created by Congress with independent authorities that operate outside the discretion of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). Petitioners maintain that in renewing ... [Published TheStreet.com - Jun 17 2014]
First reported Jun 13 2014 - Updated Jun 13 2014 - 1 reports

These Beautiful Accessories Can Help Survivors Of Sexual Violence

Spending money is just one way of making change — but it can be a powerful one. Years ago, gender expert Desiree Zwanck, who lives in the Democratic Republic of Congo, told me that helping women to make money can also help them heal after sexual assault. ... [Published BuzzFeed - Latest - Jun 13 2014]
First reported Apr 28 2014 - Updated Apr 28 2014 - 1 reports

Copy Shop Opens Bookstore in Amherst

“I always wanted to have a bookstore,” said collective member Steve Strimer, who is creating space for the store from an area originally devoted to course packs. When the bookstore opens, it will only be selling books published by Collective Copies’s ... [Published PublishersWeekly.com - Apr 28 2014]

Quotes

...They were there to celebrate West Elm’s commitment to handcraft products, including the first Fairtrade rugs, which are made in India. "You can have a huge impact on the wage structure in India" Clinton enthused. "Consumers will buy these. They’re beautiful, besides."
"These changes to the NOSB Charter are significant and directly controvert the specific mandates of OFPA and Congress that NOSB is a permanent, non-discretionary committee that must fulfill a long list of statutorily mandated duties integral to the organic program" said Aimee Simpson policy director and staff attorney for Beyond Pesticides
"We have made our living from selling certified organic seed and food for over thirty years" said Jim Gerritsen, an organic farmer in Maine and President of  Organic Seed Growers and Trade Association
...When women have and manage their own money, she said, "the family respects them more, and so does the community."

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FDL Book Salon Welcomes Brad Edmondson, Ice Cre... [Published Firedoglake - Jul 12 2014]
Ice Cream Social: The Struggle for the Soul of ... [Published Firedoglake - Jul 12 2014]
3 Labels to Look For on Your Chocolate Bar [Published Care2 - Jul 08 2014]
Raise fair trade conversation in the aisle [Published New Hope 360 - Jul 01 2014]
Coffee to rugs and farmers to factories: Fair T... [Published Guardian.co.uk - Jun 30 2014]
National Organic Standards Board Threatened by ... [Published San Francisco Bay Area Independent Media Center - Jun 27 2014]
Business leaders praise minimum wage increase a... [Published Bay State Boston Banner - Jun 26 2014]
Legal Petition: Public interest groups challeng... [Published New Hope 360 - Jun 24 2014]
USDA Threatens NOSB Independence [Published Gourmet Retailer - Jun 19 2014]
USDA Charged with Mishandling of NOSB Challenged [Published USAgNet - Jun 19 2014]
USDA Mishandling of NOSB Challenged [Published Common Dreams - Jun 18 2014]
National Organic Standards Board Threatened By ... [Published TheStreet.com - Jun 17 2014]
These Beautiful Accessories Can Help Survivors ... [Published BuzzFeed - Latest - Jun 13 2014]
Copy Shop Opens Bookstore in Amherst [Published PublishersWeekly.com - Apr 28 2014]
Monte Vista opens fair trade shop to public [Published Maryville Daily Times - Jan 20 2014]
A new way of giving [Published Stephenville Empire-Tribune - Dec 09 2013]
Church members prepare for bazaar [Published Indiana Gazette - Dec 02 2013]
Kobos Coffee Celebrates its 40th Anniversary [Published PRWeb - Oct 22 2013]
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Ice Cream Social: The Struggle for the Soul of Ben & Jerry’s Chat with Brad Edmondson about his new book, hosted by Rodney North of Equal Exchange . Today at 5pm ET, 2pm PT For more than three decades, Ben & Jerry’s has been committed to ...
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