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 Fairtrade International’s mission is to enable farmers and workers to earn a decent living. Pic: Fairtrade America

Guest post

A fair approach to child labor issues in sugar and cocoa farming

By Anita Sheth

Fairtrade International pioneers unique and effective program to address child labor in farming communities. Anita Sheth, senior advisor social compliance and development, Fairtrade International, explains an ongoing program in Belize to empower local...

Fair Trade USA's proposed policy changes called into question

Editor’s Blog

Fair Trade USA labeling rules: Hoax or fair enough?

By Oliver Nieburg

Fair Trade USA is considering much maligned changes to its labeling policy that would no longer require brands to source ingredients from a Fair Trade source even when one is available – is its draft policy fair or misleading?

Cocoa must come from a certified source for a chocolate confectionery to be carry a Fair Trade USA logo, but the sugar does not - unlike Fairtrade International rules. Photo Credit: WCF

Fair Trade USA: Draft policy changes no hoax

By Oliver Nieburg

Fair Trade USA claims that draft changes to its labeling policy allowing brands with 20% certified ingredients to carry its logo are justified in composite products like chocolate because components like sugar are mainly sourced domestically in the US...

Are thresholds too low for products to carry the Fairtrade USA seal on the pack?

NGO questions Fair Trade USA chocolate labeling ‘hoax’

By Oliver Nieburg

Not-for-profit organization Fair World Project has criticized changes to Fair Trade USA's labeling policy, which allows chocolate to carry the seal when it contains a high percentage of other ingredients like sugar that are not fairly traded.

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