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How A Widow And Self-Trained Pharmacist Became 'The Mother Of Fair Trade'

<b>By Dina Gerdeman</b><p>As Harvard Business School professor Laura Phillips Sawyer sifted through historical documents to trace the history of competition policy in the United States, an interesting figure emerged: Edna Gleason, who became known as the “mother of fair trade” in the late 1920s.<p>Gleason, a …

Fair Trade, Free Markets, and the Bitter Fight Behind Your Morning Cup of Coffee | VICE News

Today, thousands of Americans will choose to pay a premium for a cup of fair trade-certified coffee. And chances are, few of them have any real idea what that means.<p>At its most basic, the idea behind fair trade is that if consumers pay a little more, the lives of the laborers at the bottom of the …

Hugh Jackman on His New Fair Trade Documentary Dukale's Dream, and Being Recognized for His Coffee Instead of His Movies

Actor and philanthropist Hugh Jackman discusses his new Fair Trade coffee documentary Dukale's Dream, which was released in theaters today, and the …

Hugh Jackman Takes On Global Poverty With Fair-Trade Coffee in ‘Dukale’s Dream’

<b>Hugh Jackman</b> believes that big change can happen through small choices—starting with your daily cup of coffee. Over the past six years, the actor best known for playing <b>Wolverine</b> in the <b>“X-Men”</b> film franchise has turned his attention to fair-trade coffee, and creating a viable business model that …

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Hugh Jackman Expands Fair Trade Coffee Efforts, Makes Our Caffeine Buzz So Much Better

Hugh Jackman already has Broadway star, blockbuster superhero and "sexiest man alive" under his belt.<p>Now, the triple threat is making a bigger name for himself among those who want to empower faraway farmers with their morning cup of joe.<p>On June 4, Keurig announced that through a partnership with …

Straight Talk on Fairtrade vs. Direct Trade According to Brazilian Coffee Farmers

The rolling hills of the coffee farms in Brazil looked something like I had imagined: expansive, lush with green trees and bright berries, winding dirt roads. It was beautiful scene. But I can't say that before I went to visit the plantations a few hours outside of São Paulo I had any real in-depth …

The fair trade dilemma: How do you make better coffee, tea, chocolate choices?

The provenance of what we consume is a complex issue. Often our daily indulgences – tea, coffee, chocolate and sugar – come at a great cost: slavery, poverty, ecological destruction, human displacement and animal extinction.<p>Still, we want to enjoy that morning coffee, guilt-free, so, we look to the …

Why Is The Fair-Trade Logo All Over Chocolate Bars?

<i>Our love for chocolate is not in doubt, but how much do we actually know about the sweet stuff? We had two experts from Voila Chocolat come by to give us an education. Watch founder Peter Moustakerski and master chocolatier Christophe Toury talk to us about where chocolate is sourced, the many</i> …

Export freeze sows bitterness in Venezuela chocolate trade

EL CLAVO, Venezuela (AP) — William Machado worked all winter harvesting palm-sized yellow cacao pods and drying the flavorful beans inside. He's part …