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Food System

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Podcast Episode 7: Organizing for the Long Haul

In 40+ years as an activist pushing for a more equitable food system, Rob Everts has seen a lot. Now he’s one of…

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Building an Alternative Trade Organization for 2020

By Rink Dickinson, Equal Exchange President Equal Exchange was founded as an alternative trade organization (ATO) with the mission of connecting US consumers and small…

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Where Did All the Avocados Go?: Exploring Market Imperfections

Equal Exchange avocado supporters may remember that in October 2016, Equal Exchange avocados were unavailable for about 2 weeks due to strikes in Mexico. You…

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On May Day, Help Change the Food System

Welcome to the Food Revolution. Happy May Day! International Workers’ Day is near to our hearts here at Equal Exchange. After all, we’re one…

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The People’s Food System Summit

You can be a part of changing the food system! For over 30 years, Equal Exchange has worked together with farmers and consumers to change…

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Trick or Treat? Why Fair Trade Halloween chocolate matters

Halloween is just around the corner, and that means it’s time for candy, trick-or-treating, costumes and more candy. Every year, Americans…

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Child Labor in the Cocoa Industry

For many, Halloween is all about candy, and A LOT of that will be chocolate. In fact, in the U.S. alone adults will spend…

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