Sustainable Food News

A Legal Definition for Fair Trade: Will It Bridge the Gap?

(3Bl Media/Justmeans) - The Fair Trade Resource Network (FTRN) recently emailed a survey to its members and supporters asking if they would support the idea of creating a legal definition of the term 'fair trade.' Of the 80 supporters they contacted only 20% were in support of this idea. 
Jeff Goldman, the Executive Director, spoke with me about FTRN's reasoning behind this initiative. 

Coca-Cola and WWF Expand Partnership with New 2020 Sustainability Goals

Coca-Cola and WWF are working together to achieve new environmental sustainability goals for the Coca-Cola system.

Focus on Food: Growing a Local, Sustainable Supply Chain

There was a time when grain for bread was grown and milled locally in Southern Ontario. But that tradition has long past, forcing Toronto-based bakery Stonemill Bakehouse to source the ingredients for its healthy artisanal breads from Western Canada, the U.S. or even abroad.

Fast Food Companies Turning More Environment-Friendly

Fast food companies are working towards making their manufacturing and business processes earth-friendly.

Ben and Jerry's Commit to 100% Fair Trade Sourcing

By the end of  2013, Ben and Jerry’s will source 100% fair trade ingredients.

Panera Cares Community Cafe Comes to Boston

The Panera Bread Foundation has launched its fifth innovative community cafe ‘Panera Cares’ in Boston.

Monsanto Makes Record Project Advancements towards Sustainable Farm Productivity

Monsanto makes progress in projects aimed at maximizing farm productivity in a sustainable manner.

General Mills Focuses on Sustainability in Palm Oil

General Mills is reinforcing its long-standing commitment to sustainable sourcing of palm oil.

Hershey Makes Good on Commitment to Certify Its Bliss Brand Chocolates

The Hershey Company has announced that its Rainforest Alliance-certified Bliss brand chocolates are now available at more than 35,000 retail outlets across the United States. Working with the Rainforest Alliance, the company has succeeded in ensuring that 100 percent of the cocoa used to make Bliss chocolates has been produced ethically.


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