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June 2013 Newsletter
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.
DFTA Featured in Cooperative Grocer Magazine
Check out this article written by Erbin Crowell for the Cooperative Grocer on co-ops and domestic fair trade.
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, email@example.com, 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