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Label: fair trade certified


Who’s behind it:

TransFair USA (, a nonprofit organization that certifies fair-trade products using the standards established and enforced by Fairtrade Labelling Organizations International (FLO)—a global network of 20 labeling initiatives.

What it means:

*Farmers and farm workers from 58 developing countries across Africa, Asia, and Latin America receive community-development premiums to be invested in projects such as health care, education, and organic certification.

*Farmers and workers work in fair and safe labor conditions, use environmentally sustainable methods, and partake in direct trade.

*TransFair USA is the leading third-party fair-trade certifier of food goods in the United States.

Look for it on:

Coffee, tea, herbs, cocoa and chocolate, fresh fruit, sugar, rice, flowers, honey, spices, and wine.

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