Commitment to fair trade sourcing gains traction in retail, packaged goods, and sustainable seafood
OAKLAND, Calif., April 28, 2021 /3BL Media/ – Today, Fair Trade USA® – the leading certifier of fair trade products in North America – released its round-up of new commitments and product launches in the first quarter. As the pressing need for more social and environmental justice continues to surface during COVID-19, brands and retailers are stepping up and implementing initiatives, like fair trade, that support supply chain equity and sustainability.
Rethinking the way we shop this Farmworker Awareness Week
Fruits and vegetables are an essential part of our daily diet. They provide us with nutrients, reduce our risk of certain diseases, and they taste delicious!
Because fruits and veggies are such a staple, it's easy to forget that behind each tomato, pineapple and grape is a person, a farmer or worker with a family and community. It's a connection we must strive to remember, because without these people it would be pretty hard for the world to eat.
It’s 7 a.m. in Amado, Arizona, and the sun is rising over the greenhouses of Wholesum Harvest’s tomato farm. Workers trickle up the driveway in their cars. One by one, they hang their coats, wash up, and prepare to begin another hard day’s work. Potters enter the greenhouses to deleaf and prune tomato plants, carefully tending each pot’s liveliest flowers. Bio control teams divide and tackle insects and other pests that like to eat the tomatoes.
Human Rights Day is celebrated internationally each year on December 10th to commemorate the day in 1948 when the United Nations adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. This declaration was a milestone in recognizing fundamental human rights to be universally protected, such as the right to free choice of employment or the right to education. People living in extreme poverty or in regions with less market opportunities can often be more vulnerable to human rights abuses.