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Fair Trade USA’s Draft Labeling Policy

By Fair World Project In April, Fair Trade USA released a new draft labeling policy for multi-ingredient products, proposing to maintain a threshold requirement of just 20% fair trade ingredients while eliminating the requirement that all ingredients available as fair trade be included in fair trade form ( commercial availability ) and without adopting a … >More


Farmworker Convocation on Domestic Fair Trade

On May 18th -19 farmworkers from across the U.S. gathered in Bellingham, WA for the 2nd Annual National Farmworker Convocation. Hosted by Community to Community Development, and facilitated in partnership with Centro Campesino, the gathering served as an opportunity for dialogue and reflection on the future of domestic fair trade and the role of farmworkers … >More


Food Sovereignty and Immigration Reform

The Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act of 2013 is a massive and complex piece of legislation with dramatic implications for anyone who cares about fair, healthy, and sustainable food and farming systems. In their recent Huffington Post article, “Care About Food Then Care About Immigration Reform Too!”, authors Navina Khann, Joann Lo … >More


Read our July E-Newsletter

July newsletter topics include save-the-date for the DFTA Annual Meeting and profile of Annual Meeting host Swanton Berry Farm.


Report on Race, Gender, and Class in the Food System

The Color of Food is a broad survey of the food system mapping race, class, and gender; it finds that people of color earn less on average than white food workers, are concentrating in lower-wage food system jobs, and are under-represented in management jobs.


DFTA Issues Statement on Fair Trade USA leaving Fairtrade International

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DFTA Issues a Call for Transparency and Accountability to Fair Trade USA Boston, MA, March 29, 2012 – DFTA has issued a call to Fair Trade USA to be accountable to the fair trade movement in North America, transparent about processes and policies, and authentically engage stakeholders.  Read the statement.   The … >More


Fair Trade Certifiers and Stakeholder Groups Sign Agreement to Work Toward Collaboration and Accountability in Fair Trade

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Fair Trade Certifiers and Stakeholder Groups Sign Agreement to Work Toward Collaboration and Accountability in Domestic Fair Trade Boston, MA, February 1, 2011 The Domestic Fair Trade Association announced today that organizations engaged in fair trade and social justice standard-setting and certification have signed an agreement to work cooperatively and with a … >More


DFTA Resolution on Climate Action

For Immediate Release December 8, 2010 Contact: Kerstin Lindgren, kerstin@www.thedfta.org, 617-680-9862 DFTA Resolution on Climate Change Action On the occasion of the 3rd Annual Meeting of the Domestic Fair Trade Association, gathered on December 8th, 2010, in Santa Cruz, CA; Recognizing the devastating impact of climate change on the environment and particularly for farmers, agricultural … >More


Farmer Direct First to Receive Domestic Fair Trade Certification

Farmer Direct First to Receive Domestic Fair Trade Certification FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media contact:Jason Freemanjason@farmerdirect.coop 306.352.2444 REGINA, Saskatchewan, Canada—June 07, 2010—Farmer Direct Co-operative Ltd. (FDC), a farmer-owned business of 70 certified organic family farms is the first business in Canada and the United States to receive domestic fair trade certification. People usually associate fair trade … >More