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Fairtrade flower producers hope for renewed sales as flights to Europe resume

21 April 2010

Fairtrade producers of flower and fresh produce breathe a collective sigh of relief as flight restrictions to and from Europe are gradually lifted.  The European ban on flights due to the erupting Icelandic volcano had put a...

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Fairtrade flower producers at risk due to European no-fly zone

20 April 2010

Ongoing European flight restrictions are threatening the livelihoods of thousands of workers on Fairtrade flower farms.  With all northern European flight travel on hold, flower producers are not able to export their...

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Tackling Child Labour in the Chocolate Industry – What Role Can Fairtrade Play?

25 March 2010

To see FLO's response to a new Panorama program “Chocolate – The Bitter Truth” broadcast on March 24th, click here.  For a general overview of the work we are doing to address child labour, keep reading. As Easter...

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FLO and ARM launch Fairtrade and Fairmined Gold Standards

17 March 2010

An historic partnership for gold from artisanal and small scale miners

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Chile: Producers are devastated but determined

13 March 2010

Almost two weeks have passed since central Chile experienced one of the largest earthquakes on record and the scale of the effect on our producers is now becoming clearer. The news is unfortunately quite sobering, with reports of...

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Starbucks Serves up 100% Fairtrade Certified Lattes and Cappuccinos All Across Europe

02 March 2010

More than 300,000 Fairtrade Certified Espresso Beverages to be Served Across Europe, Middle East and Africa Each and Every Day

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FLO Announces joint commitment with the Ethical Tea Partnership

01 March 2010

The Fairtrade Labelling Organizations International (FLO) and the Ethical Tea Partnership (ETP) are announcing a joint commitment to work together to improve the lives of tea workers and promote sustainability in the tea...

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