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Fair Trade Certified Sales Up 63 Percent

10,000 Fair Trade Certified Products Now on U.S. Store Shelves; New Ingredients Policy for Product Transparency & Greater Impact for Farmers and Workers
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Fair Trade USA, the leading U.S. certifier of Fair Trade products, today released the latest SPINS sales figures, showing overwhelming growth across mainstream, gourmet and specialty grocery channels. The nonprofit organization also announced an updated ingredients policy to dramatically increase product transparency and maximize impact for farmers and workers. Additionally, Fair Trade USA announced that there are now 10,000 Fair Trade Certified™ products on U.S. stores shelves through its more than 800 industry partners committed to sustainable sourcing.

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Fair Trade USA, the leading U.S. certifier of Fair Trade products, today released the latest SPINS sales figures, showing overwhelming growth across mainstream, gourmet and specialty grocery channels. The nonprofit organization also announced an updated ingredients policy to dramatically increase product transparency and maximize impact for farmers and workers. Additionally, Fair Trade USA announced that there are now 10,000 Fair Trade Certified™ products on U.S. stores shelves through its more than 800 industry partners committed to sustainable sourcing.

Anvil Joins the Cotton made in Africa Demand Alliance

New partner on the North American market
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The Aid by Trade Foundation further expands the Demand Alliance for its Cotton made in Africa initiative to the USA: Anvil Knitwear is the first North American apparel manufacturer to join. The additional demand from this textile company for sustainably produced cotton will significantly help grow the program.

Press Release

The Aid by Trade Foundation further expands the Demand Alliance for its Cotton made in Africa initiative to the USA: Anvil Knitwear is the first North American apparel manufacturer to join. The additional demand from this textile company for sustainably produced cotton will significantly help grow the program.

Aid by Trade Foundation Lays Groundwork for Assessing the Success of Cotton made in Africa

Comparative multi-country study of project regions concluded
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The Aid by Trade Foundation has presented the first study of the project regions involved in its Cotton Made in Africa (CmiA) initiative. The results provide initial insight into the living conditions of the 240,000 African smallholder farmers taking part in the project. It analyses and compares the status quo of the five west and east African countries, laying the groundwork for all future success and development assessments of the CmiA project areas.

Press Release

The Aid by Trade Foundation has presented the first study of the project regions involved in its Cotton Made in Africa (CmiA) initiative. The results provide initial insight into the living conditions of the 240,000 African smallholder farmers taking part in the project. It analyses and compares the status quo of the five west and east African countries, laying the groundwork for all future success and development assessments of the CmiA project areas.

Now Open: Harbor Market Kitchen at National Aquarium

Visitors to Sodexo-operated Harbor Market Kitchen experience the area's best in fresh, local and sustainable fare
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The Harbor Market Kitchen is an extension of a visit to the National Aquarium operated by Sodexo Leisure, premier food provider to cultural destinations around the world, for dining, catering, and special events.

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The Harbor Market Kitchen is an extension of a visit to the National Aquarium operated by Sodexo Leisure, premier food provider to cultural destinations around the world, for dining, catering, and special events.

Wallaby Yogurt Company Launches Two New Organic Yogurt Lines

Wallababy™ and Joey™ Expand Wallaby’s Product Offerings to the Next Generation
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(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) Napa Valley, CA - August 30, 2011 - Wallaby Yogurt Company, a family-owned producer of organic yogurt, announces the release of two new product lines, Wallababy™ Organic Whole Milk Yogurt for Babies and Joey™ Organic Lowfat Yogurt for Kids. Children and growing families are some of Wallaby’s most enthusiastic consumers, so their needs have long been a focus of Wallaby’s creations.

Salad Days: A discussion with Northern California organic farmer, Thaddeus Barsotti

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This week on Sea Change Radio, host Alex Wise speaks with Thaddeus Barsotti, a second generation organic farmer who grows and distributes fresh fruits and vegetables in Northern California through his family's companies, Capay Organic and Farm Fresh To You. Barsotti talks about the challenges that small farmers face including a distribution system for produce that’s heavily oriented toward large producers and markets.

Photos from Farm Aid 2011 - Sponsored by Anvil Knitwear

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Anvil was a proud sponsor of Farm Aid Concert on August 13th in Kansas City.

Anvil's presence at Farm Aid 2011 was focused on three activities:

  • Educating kids with TrackMyT® on where their organic cotton t-shirts are grown and made;

  • Introducing organic cotton farmers like the Voglers and Mortons from Texas who produce organic cotton for Anvil products and who were available to answer questions about organic farming; and

  • Educating consumers with Anvil's "Message From Earth" digital short about the impact of pesticide use on the environment and farmers, and encourage consumers to support organic farmers

     If you want to support US family farmers, make a donation to Farm Aid here or buy one of these cool shirts.

View great photos from Farm Aid 2011 on Anvil Knitwear's Facebook page >>>>

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Press Release

Anvil was a proud sponsor of Farm Aid Concert on August 13th in Kansas City.

Anvil's presence at Farm Aid 2011 was focused on three activities:

  • Educating kids with TrackMyT® on where their organic cotton t-shirts are grown and made;

  • Introducing organic cotton farmers like the Voglers and Mortons from Texas who produce organic cotton for Anvil products and who were available to answer questions about organic farming; and

  • Educating consumers with Anvil's "Message From Earth" digital short about the impact of pesticide use on the environment and farmers, and encourage consumers to support organic farmers

     If you want to support US family farmers, make a donation to Farm Aid here or buy one of these cool shirts.

View great photos from Farm Aid 2011 on Anvil Knitwear's Facebook page >>>>

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Sodexo Welcomes the Class of 2015: Dine on Heart-Healthy Mediterranean Cuisine, Stealth Health and Made-to-Order Fare

Sodexo enhances experience by creating menus based on student insights
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Sodexo's main resident dining menu offering for the 2011-2012 school year will highlight Mediterranean cuisine.

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Sodexo's main resident dining menu offering for the 2011-2012 school year will highlight Mediterranean cuisine.

Anvil Knitwear Proud Sponsor and Official T-Shirt Supplier of Farm Aid Concert

Shirt Scan™ mobile technology allows attendees to view exclusive concert content
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(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) NEW YORK, NY - Aug. 15, 2011 - Anvil Knitwear is a proud sponsor of Farm Aid 2011 whose mission is to build a vibrant family farm-centered system of agriculture in America.  The concert will feature six exclusive Farm Aid designs on Anvil Knitwear t-shirts featuring Texas cotton from organic and transitional growers.

The James Beard Foundation Announces Recipients of Inaugural Leadership Awards

Recognizing 10 Visionaries – including First Lady Michelle Obama – Who Are Creating a More Healthful, Sustainable, and Safe Food World
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(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) New York, NY - August 10, 2011 - Recognizing visionaries in the business, government and education sectors responsible for creating a healthier, safer, and more sustainable food world, the James Beard Foundation has named the recipients of the inaugural James Beard Foundation Leadership Awards.

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