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04/05/2011 - 1:16 PM

Fair Trade: Third-party seals are becoming more abundant, but Fair Trade was the biggest one I saw. At the Fair-Trade booth, I learned three years ago, only eight products could be certified as Fair Trade; today more than 100 ingredients can bear the symbol. Three years ago, whole finished products were certified, such as coffee; now, companies tout the individual Fair Trade ingredients that feature in products.