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Fair Trade or local?

So you’re trying to be conscientious about what you buy, especially when it comes to food. And you love the idea that farmers around the world can get a fair price for their crops and build their communities. Fantastic! Sounds like you’re already a Fair Trade superstar in training! Of course, one can’t live on […]

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All’s Fair in Love

The six-month countdown to Valentine’s Day 2013 begins today. We here at FTOÉ were busy playing cupid this past spring, whispering sweet nothings into the ears of Ottawa city councillors about the benefits of buying and promoting Fair Trade products in city facilities. We even sweetened the deal by presenting them with Fair Trade roses […]

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You can never have too many (Fair Trade) bananas!

Big Boys Gone Bananas!*

Some of our FTOÉ volunteers have a penchant for dressing like bananas at our events. It’s a fun way to deliver a serious message about the importance of fair wages and safe working conditions for banana farmers – and indeed all farmers. Swedish independent filmmaker Fredrik Gertten drew attention to the plight of Nicaraguan banana […]

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