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  • Ashley Cheuk
    December 4, 2011
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    Finding meaningful gifts for the various people in your life can be challenging, especially during the holiday frenzy. Here are some ideas that are tasty, affordable, and support small farmer co-ops worldwide. From the chocolate lovers to the coffee fanatics, we've got your friends and family covered!

  • Lynsey Miller
    November 13, 2011
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    Beth Ann Caspersen, Quality Control Manager, and Lynsey Miller, Director of Sales & Marketing for Advanced Coffee, recently visited coffee producers in Uganda. Lynsey reflects on some takeaways here:

    Check this out.PatrickWogisha Nasufwa

    The farmers of Gumutindo co-op in Uganda would not have these things if they just were going at it as a single individual farmer:

    The Tangibles

  • Beth Ann Caspersen
    October 13, 2011
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    I often think about how we are changing the world through trade - with relationships and the belief that everyone has rights, no matter where they are from. It's easy to get overwhelmed by the complex issues spanning the globe, from myriad protests to governmental conflicts to human right abuses. Look at a place like the Democratic Republic of Congo - a war-torn country in Central Africa with a devastated economy and massive sexual violence against women and girls of all ages. Did you know that the D.R. Congo has been called one of the worst places on earth to be a woman?

  • Equal Exchange
    October 11, 2011
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    We've all been there before. Our schedules get crazy, and before you know it, you have to rush a decision on this year's holiday gift. Start thinking about your holiday gifts to clients now. With these quick tips on avoiding business gift mistakes, you can make sure your gift campaign goes smoothly.

  • Equal Exchange
    October 6, 2011
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    Our deliciously spicy chai is made with black tea and spices from Sri Lanka. It's great when steeped as black tea and served sweetened with a drop of honey. Check out these additional recipes for some chai fun.

  • Jessica Jones-Hughes
    October 6, 2011
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    Costumes, candy, haunted houses, apple cider and the crisp fall air! There's much to love about Halloween. But then, there are other aspects that can come along with it"”children on candy-induced sugar highs, cavities, and obesity. The bad news: candy and sweets eaten in excess can lead to all of these realities. The good news: you and your family can still enjoy Halloween and not wake up the next day with cavities, hundreds of calories, and a sugar hangover.

  • Rodney North
    October 6, 2011
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    Starting with: Equal Exchange was born in a tiny office on Albany Street in Boston, Mass., in 1986. We now have offices in West Bridgewater, Mass., St. Paul, Minn., and Portland, Ore.; a cafe in Boston, and an espresso bar in Seattle, Wa.

  • Equal Exchange
    September 27, 2011
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    Sending gifts to clients is a great way to show your appreciation for their business, and to keep your company on clients' minds. It's even better when your gift says something about your company and its values that also matches your clients' values.So how do you choose the right gift to send your client?

  • Jessica Jones-Hughes
    August 2, 2011
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    Equal Exchange's Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil is from Palestinian small farmers in the West Bank. We are excited to offer you a product with a powerful story, delicious taste and nutritious contents. Here are some nutrition FAQs about our olive oil.

  • Tom Hanlon-Wilde
    July 6, 2011
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    Lost in Peru for Ten Years

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