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  • Jessica Jones-Hughes
    November 23, 2016
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    Four years ago, the Equal Exchange banana team launched an avocado program knowing little about the avocado market and the realities of the industry in the U.S. We started our work in avocados because we met a small farmer co-op fighting for market access in an industry where farmer voices were absent. Equal Exchange has always had a non-traditional approach in the way that we craft our producer relationships and introduce new products. Not the typical, “there is a need in the market, let’s fill it;” instead we build through relationships.

  • Rink Dickinson
    November 23, 2016
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    I want to start by sharing about my personal politics.

    I am a democratic socialist, an electoral aficionado, and someone who thinks a lot about U.S. and world history. My voting history is varied; at times I have voted for the Democratic Party, as well as third parties. And not that long ago I voted for a Republican for Senate in my state of Rhode Island. I have voted with and without excitement. 

  • Small Farmers Big Change
    November 23, 2016

    The following article was written by Rink Dickinson, President of Equal Exchange
    I want to start by sharing about my personal politics.
    I am a democratic socialist, an electoral aficionado, and someone who thinks a lot about U.S. and world history. My voting history is varied; at times I have voted for the Democratic Party, as well as third parties. And not that long ago I voted for a Republican for Senate in my state of Rhode Island. I have voted with and without excitement.

  • Small Farmers Big Change
    November 12, 2016

    The following article was written by Rob Everts, Co-President, Equal Exchange
    Devastating. Disorienting. Frightening.
    There’s no escaping it. Viscerally and pragmatically, the future looks really bleak as we absorb what transpired in this country last Tuesday.

  • Carly Kadlec
    November 8, 2016
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  • Small Farmers Big Change
    October 20, 2016
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    Do you regularly purchase avocados at your local grocery store? If so, have you noticed that it was not possible to purchase avocados from Mexico during the first two weeks of October? Are you curious what’s behind this disruption in supply?

  • Small Farmers Big Change
    October 14, 2016

    On September 10th a fatal fire at the Tampaco Foil Packaging Factory in Bangladesh left 41 dead, 10 missing,  and 35 critically injured.  Over one month later, the families of the victims have received not one penny of compensation from the loss of their loved ones, nor one additional paycheck from the deceased workers’ salaries.  The factory made the packaging for the products of various multi-national companies including Nestle.

  • Peter Buck
    October 3, 2016
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    Equal Exchange worker-owner Peter Buck spoke at the July 23rd Nuns on the Bus rally in Boston. Get a recap of the event, plus watch a video of his speech.

  • Emily Reers
    September 21, 2016
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    The school year has just begun, your fundraising kickoff is coming up, and all the logistics are figured out. Now it’s time to start building some excitement!
  • Small Farmers Big Change
    September 1, 2016

    By Ravdeep Jaidka, Oke USA

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