Increases to Fair Trade Minimum Price and Premium aim to address extreme poverty and its consequences in cocoa-producing communities
OAKLAND, Calif., June 11, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Fair Trade USA, the leading third-party certifier of fair trade products in North America, announced today that it will increase its minimum price and premium for cocoa by 20 percent as of October 1, 2019 to move farmers closer to a living income and reduce the extreme poverty and child labor that is prevalent in West Africa’s cocoa fields.
From Ecuador to Côte d’Ivoire, your love can go the distance.
However you choose to express your love, you can't go wrong with a Fair Trade Certified™ gift because it says you not only care about them, but also that you care about the planet, the lives behind the product, and the impact of your purchase.
First, let me dispel a common myth: Nutritionists do enjoy sweets. Dark chocolate is pretty hard for me to resist. And sometimes I just need to make chocolate chip cookies! What I don’t love, however, is the notion of a guilty pleasure. No one should ever feel bad when they’re eating something that tastes good. So I propose taking that phrase out of our vocabulary.
HARRISBURG, Pa., January 4, 2017 /3BL Media/ - How much chocolate is too much? Keystone Human Services puts it to the test during its annual Chocolatefest Weekend, held on January 28-29, 2017 at Hershey Lodge in Hershey, PA as we raise funds to support our life changing services.
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As one of the world’s tropical equatorial nations that produce the raw material for chocolate, the Philippines is experiencing growth as an exporter of chocolate. Not coincidentally, Theo & Philo is growing in the Philippines as well.
Deep in a Swiss lab, these chocolate bars are primed to save tons of packaging.
It might sound like the indoor farm of a chocoholic’s fantasies, but this is not a magic recipe for cultivating ready-made confectionery. What’s being propagated here is knowledge. Knowledge that could ultimately help save tons of packaging every year. Here’s why: some products are more sensitive than others to elements such as moisture, oxygen and light. Not enough is known about the extent to which these factors affect sensitive products over the course of their shelf lives.
Whether you celebrate Valentine's Day or not, biting into a velvety piece of chocolate is likely a non-negotiable activity on your February 14 agenda. In fact,Americans will eat more than 58 million pounds of chocolate in the weeks leading up to one of the sweetest days of the year. No surprise there, right? We love our chocolate!
5 Fair Trade New Year’s Resolutions to Fit Every Lifestyle
With the New Year comes the opportunity reflect on our lives and make resolutions that bring about positive change through new habits and commitments. And while that resolution you made last year to eat less and exercise more was relatively effective (for the first 3 weeks at least…), why not take this opportunity to put a little Fair Trade spin on your resolutions and make an even bigger change? One that has a ripple effect that will reach all the way around the globe. Resolve to buy Fair Trade and join us in making 2016 the year of responsible consumption.