Cooking Fair with Simon Bryant

Celebrity chef and GROW ambassador Simon Bryant joined Lord Mayor of Adelaide Stephen Yarwood at the Adelaide Central Markets to launch Fairtrade Fortnight in May 2012.

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Is your university Fair Trade?

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by Oxfam intern Jarrod Strauch It’s a simple question with huge implications. Universities are recognised as the places where society evolves: they are the places where so many minds are first exposed to ideas of social consciousness and ethical consumerism. In 2010, there were over 1.1 million students enrolled in Australian higher education facilities – […]

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Wal-Mart receives wooden spoon on workers’ rights

The International Labour Rights Forum (ILRF) has released its latest Working for scrooge report, which exposes companies with some of the worst records on respecting freedom of association in 2011. Four companies were singled out for individual scrutiny because of their poor labour practices. Culprits include the world’s largest fresh fruit and vegetable producer, Dole […]

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Fairtrade on Tour – chat #3

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As part of Fairtrade Fortnight 2011, Bob Roberts from FTAANZ interviewed Cecilia Granadino, Executive Director of MINKA Fair Trade in Peru, about the impact of fairtrade on her community.

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Fairtrade on Tour – chat #2

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As part of Fairtrade Fortnight, Oxfam’s Clancy Moore sat down with Senarath Yatigammana, Deputy General Manager of Bio Foods in Sri Lanka, to talk about the impact of fairtrade on his community.

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On the road with Kylie Kwong

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Celebrity chef Kylie Kwong visits Vietnam to meet the fair trade artisans producing the gorgeous tableware range she is designing for Oxfam Shop. Joining Kylie in Hanoi was Oxfam’s Raina Hunter.

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Making the swap to fairtrade

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We’re smack bang in the middle of Fairtrade Fortnight, and already we’ve seen heaps of events, forums, dinners, guest appearances and, of course, many many swaps.

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The Fair Trade Shopping Guide 2011

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The 2011 Fair Trade Shopping Guide 2011 features some of the members from the Fair Trade Association of Australia and New Zealand (FTAANZ) who sell fair trade products including crafts, clothing, giftware as well as Fairtrade Certified™ products such as coffee, tea, chocolate and sports balls.

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Fairtrade tastes better

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When Oxfam volunteer Olivia Rolleston thinks Fair Trade, she thinks chocolate. So, she was easily convinced to attend the Fair Trade Fortnight event held at Oxfam in Sydney last night.

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Fairtrade on Tour – chat #1

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We’re in the middle of 2011’s Fairtrade Fortnight, and as part of our series of live webchats, fairtrade producers Senarath and Cecilia met with Oxfam’s Debbie Hunt to talk fair, trade and all things in between.

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What would you say to the person who picks your tea?

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Fairtrade Fortnight starts this Sunday! And this year, Oxfam is partnering with the Fairtrade Association to bring out two fascinating speakers to tour here and in New Zealand.

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How Fairtrade friendly is your local supermarket?

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Fairtrade Australia is searching for Australia’s most Fairtrade friendly supermarket and they need your help to find it!

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The rise of the fairtrade ‘cool’ factor?

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According to a three-part series on the history of coffee, even as late as the 1980s, coffee drinking in America was on the decline – drinking coffee just wasn’t cool. Is coffee currently in the process of another consumer-driven transformation, with the rise of Fairtrade coffee?

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Tackle poverty by holding your own Coffee Break

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Making a difference to the lives of some of the world’s poorest communities is as easy as holding a Coffee Break.

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