Organic Monitor: predictions for sustainable foods in 2017

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12.01.2017 Editor

The London based market researcher Organic Monitor is giving its predictions how the sustainable foods sector will develop in 2017 by categories like organic food, eco-labels, sustainable sourcing, traceability etc.

Organic products from abroad: are prices and wages fair ?

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13.09.2016 Leo Frühschütz

The objective is clear: people producing organic goods must earn enough to live on. But do importers in fact pay prices that enable the producers and the workers in the fields and plantations to have a decent standard of living? If the answer is that they often don't, what does that mean for the specialist organic trade?

“Agro-Resistance” in Palestine

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02.09.2016 Redaktion

For years, Israel has been trying to drive Palestinian farmers off their land by restricting agriculture. “Canaan Fair Trade”  is a farming project, that wants to support local small-hold farmers by helping to grow resistant organic crops, buying products to above market prices and finding markets for the produce.

UK: Chocolate, a leading fair trade product

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25.07.2016 Editor

Chocolate is seen as one of the fair trade movement’s biggest success stories. In recent years, three of the world’s biggest chocolate producers have made at least one of their iconic brands with fairtrade chocolate.

First fair trade certified line of organic cotton

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04.07.2016 Editor

Pact Organic, makers of premium organic and Fair Trade Certified basics, announced its launch in 460 participating Target locations across the United States, according to PR News Wire

Continental Clothing launches organic cotton range

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29.06.2016 Editor

Continental Clothing Company, a leading UK-based wholesale t-shirt manufacturer, is to launch a new range of Fairtrade organic cotton t-shirts and hooded sweatshirts under its new label Fair Share, explains Eco Textile.

Swiss consumers buy fair trade products for half a billion USD

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21.06.2016 Editor

In 2015 the Swiss bought 520 million CHF (522 million USD) of fair trade products with the Max Havelaar label last year.

Bitter aftertaste: Oxfam study of pineapple and banana cropping

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21.06.2016 Leo Frühschütz

Conventional tropical fruit for German supermarkets is being produced under horrifying ecological and social conditions.This is the picture presented by the development organisation Oxfam in a report dealing with pineapple production in Costa Rica and banana production in Ecuador. Criticism is also directed at the Rainforest Alliance that certified several of the plantations under investigation.

GEPA fair trade pioneer for 40 years

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25.05.2016 Editor

GEPA is an enterprise that practices 100 per cent fair trade business. Therefore, any surplus is exclusively re-invested in fair trade.

Fair week in Germany

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23.05.2016 Editor

The 15th Fair Week will take place from 16 to 30 September 2016. This year, the event will focus around the effects of fair trade.

USA: First World Fairtrade Challenge campaign

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19.05.2016 Editor

This year, the Bolivian Embassy highlighted Fairtrade organic coffee grown by small-scale Fairtrade coffee farmers during the Open Day of the embassies in Washington DC that attracted over 30,000 visitors.

Fairtrade Foundation looking for more partners

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21.03.2016 Editor

The Fairtrade Foundation will increase its investment in business innovation between 2016 - 2020.

Tradin Organic: new projects for sourcing organic cocoa

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07.03.2016 Editor

Since the 1980’s, Tradin Organic have been active in sourcing organic cocoa and is developing new projects each year. In 2015, some of the new origins added to the project list were Peru and Sierra Leone.

Happy Coco: start-up with organic, fair, raw and vegan products

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07.03.2016 Editor

The start-up Happy Coco trades in new, innovative coconut products. The firm was founded in October 2014 in Amsterdam by Arjuna van de Kooij and Hans-Marcus Röver.

The real cost of food

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26.01.2016 Editor

At the Green Week in Berlin, Nature & More launched its True Cost of Food initiative, a campaign to include all the external costs of food production in the price.

The value of overall ethical sales grew up to £38 billion in the UK

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19.01.2016 Editor

The value of overall ethical sales grew by 8 per cent up to £38 billion, during a period when inflation barely rose above 0.5 per cent, according to the new Ethical Consumer markets report.

Mitka: practising fair trade in Central America

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29.09.2015 Karin Heinze

The Central American Coffee Import and Export GmbH, abbreviated to Mitka, imports fair trade coffee from Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras and, above all, Nicaragua. For 30 years Mitka has striven, maintaining direct contact with producers, to practise fair and sustainable trading with the producers.

9th International Fair Trade Towns conference in Bristol

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On 4 - 5 July, 300 delegates from 18 countries across the world will attend the 9th International Fair Trade Towns conference in Bristol.

True costs of the fashion industry

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While clothing prices hit rock bottom, the human and environmental costs are sky rocketing in the multi-trillion dollar fashion industry.

Italy: Milano Fair Cuisine – Fair and local

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Milano Fair Cuisine is an initiative that aims at promoting ethical consumption in restaurants.

Sri Lanka: Good Market – Organic, Sustainable and Local

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13.05.2015 Karin Heinze

Sri Lanka is a small country and for a long time the people had other worries than where to buy organic products. But the Good Market project in Colombo shows that there is growing demand for organic food, natural cosmetics and sustainably manufactured products.

Fairtrade at UK Coffee Week and London Coffee Festival

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The Fairtrade Foundation joined coffee roasters, cafés and other exhibitors at the London Coffee Festival. Businesses that support the UK Coffee Week include Starbucks, which is currently celebrating five years of serving 100% Fairtrade espresso-based drinks.

Egesun focuses on its own raw materials projects

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08.05.2015 Karin Heinze

The Morgenland brand has been established in the wholefood trade for more than 30 years and offers a comprehensive range of nuts, dried fruit, conserves and coconut products. In Sri Lanka, a group of organic traders were able to see for themselves how cropping and processing are organized.

UK: Green & Black’s organic unveils £2 million marketing campaign

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Green & Black’s Organic is unveiling its biggest ever integrated marketing campaign to support the introduction of a new format, the most notable since the brand launched 24 years ago.  


New report by the Fairtrade Foundation - Sugar Crash

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The Fairtrade Foundation has just published their report Sugar Crash - How EU Reform is endangering the livelihoods of small farmers.

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