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"Supporting Fair Trade" was originally published in the Winter/Spring 2014 edition of Fair Trade Magazine.


Valerie Choo-Foo is not your average university student. When she started her studies in international development a few years ago, she knew she wanted to help make positive changes in the world. But for her, academic study was too abstract, and this perspective led her to spend four...

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Montreal - August 26, 2014


Made with 2,220 pounds of Fairtrade certified ingredients

On Tuesday, August 26th 2014, Quebec’s first and only Fair Trade Campus, McGill University, hosted "McGill à la carte". The Student Housing and Hospitality Services Food Show included 27 exhibitors...

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"Leaf Rust" was originally published in the Winter/Spring 2014 edition of Fair Trade Magazine.


Coffee producers in Latin America are experiencing the worst epidemic of coffee leaf rust, also referred to as “roya” in Spanish, since the fungal disease first appeared in the region in 1976.

Accounting for 12 percent of the world’s supply, Central American coffee is grown by 351,00 farmers and supports the...

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The CFTN recently published its newly developed Fair Trade Training Program for Food Services Associates. The resource intends to improve knowledge and understanding of Fairtrade certified products among front-line retail and food service staff on Canadian campuses. 

During a panel discussion at the CFTN National Conference in January 2014, it was identified that many campus point-of-sales staff were unclear on how to...

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Just in time for the Second Stage of the 2014 FIFA World Cup, this edition of Fair Trade Magazine looks at issues in soccer ball production and how fair trade supports the lives of workers in Pakistan—the world's largest producer of hand-stitched sports balls.

We also look at the merits of local versus fair trade when it comes to purchasing wine—and how both can be sustainable options when stocking the connoisseur’s wine cellar.

This issue features our...

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