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All the more reason for Ghirardelli to commit to Fair Trade certification and put a label on it:
Supporters are now helping to
Fair Trade products are food or crafts that are produced under standards designed to end and prevent the poverty, sweatshop labor conditions, environmental degradation, etc that are endemic to the free trade "race to the bottom" that puts profits above people and the planet. A widely recognized definition of Fair Trade is enumerated in the FINE Principles: "Fair Trade is a trading…
You raised your voice, now help us deliver! Since launching the campaign to urge Ghirardelli to label its chocolate as Fair Trade, over 10,000 of you have signed the petition calling on Ghirardelli to do the right thing and go Fair Trade. Ghirardelli is clearly hearing your call. They have called our offices several times since the campaign started just a few months ago! Our consumer…
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