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The Story Behind Fair Trade

You've seen them on coffee and chocolate, but Fair Trade labels are popping on 500 million-plus pounds of produce nationwide. What exactly do they mean?
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No doubt you've seen Fair Trade labels on coffee, chocolate, and tea, but the certification is also popping up on honey, agave, quinoa, rice, sugar, apparel, and fruits and veggies. While you may pat yourself on the back when you throw any kind of produce into your grocery cart, reaching for Fair Trade Certified produce could be an even healthier pick for you, the environment, and the farmers who produce the food you eat. 

Fair Trade Brings Big Sales and a Clear Conscience

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Brooklyn Roasting Co. has a booming business based on helping people thousands of miles away.

Ninety percent of the coffee the New York-based company sells is Fair Trade — certified as produced by people who are treated and paid well.

Third Street Partners with Fair Trade USA to Expand Line of Fair Trade Certified Teas

Leading Beverage Company Extends Commitment to Tea Farmers & Consumers Worldwide
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Louisville, Colo., May 15, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Today, Third Street, makers of premium, sustainable beverages, announced a deepening of its more than ten-year partnership with Fair Trade USA, a leading third-party certifier of Fair Trade products in the United States, in an effort to strengthen its commitment to helping tea farmers and villagers in developing countries thrive in the global economy.

Former Whole Foods Market Executive Michael Besancon Joins Fair Trade USA Board of Directors

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December 5, 2012 /3BL Media/ - Fair Trade USA, the leading third-party certifier of Fair Trade products in North America, today announced that Michael Besancon, former Senior Global Vice President of Purchasing, Communications and Distribution for Whole Foods Market, has been elected to the nonprofit organization’s Board of Directors.

Greenpeace Releases Report on ‘Best and Worst’ of Sustainable Seafood Retailers

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There are few issues of greater importance to humanity than the health of the world's oceans. Covering just over 70% of the Earth's surface, oceans are the most significant geological feature on the planet. According to the UN, over 200 million people are completely dependent on fishing as a source of livelihood and nourishment. Therefore, the Food and Agriculture Organization's estimate that "…over 70% of the world's fish species are either fully exploited or depleted." is nothing short of alarming. Although many

Be Green Packaging helped to sponsor The Organic Center's "5th Annual Bay Area Celebration":

a day of considering the health of our world at Numi Tea Garden and Clif Bar Headquarters
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Be Green Packaging's CEO, Ron Blitzer, proudly attended The Organic Center's 5th Annual Bay Area Celebration September 12th 2009. Be Green Packaging was also a Silver Sponsor of the event along with Whole Foods Market.  The day's events were held at the Numi Tea Garden in Oakland, CA and the Clif Bar headquarters in Berkeley, CA.

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