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Although more and more companies are becoming involved in the fair trade movement and becoming either a retailer or wholesaler of these products, there is still a long way to go before we reach a reasonable level that will have a major impact. Many countries still do not understand or are not conscious of the importance of assuring a living wage for the producers in third world countries. One cannot think only of how much money comes back into their...

Fair Trade Treats October is Fair Trade Month. Wouldn’t it be a great idea to hand out Fair Trade Treats for Halloween this year? Fair Trade goods are available in many retail outlets and are widely available on many Internet websites, like this one. The variety off fair trade goods is varied; from fair trade certified candy and divine chocolate, to fruit, to coffee, tea and even gourmet chocolate covered coffee beans. Fair Trade Associations are working to improve the lot of...

Fair Trade Tea People in the United Kingdom drink about 3 and a half cups of tea each day. They consume over 1.7 million cups of fair trade tea, cocoa and coffee combined each day. Tea drinking has also increased in popularity in the United States in recent years, making tea one of the most valuable crops on the market. Premium organic green tea, a healthy and refreshing drink both hot and cold, is enjoying remarkable popularity, especially in the United...

Did you know that before this concept was made a reality, farmers throughout the world were forced to live in poverty, not being able to receive a fair price for their products, and often leaving them unable to provide food or clothes for their own families? That sometimes these unfair practices went so far as the misrepresentation of the weight of products like chocolate or coffee or bananas in order to pay the farmer a lower price that was promised? Fortunately,...

Fair Trade in 2006… and Beyond Some of the changes in the world trade have caused other changes to take place within the international trading of imports. In 2006, more people are becoming wary of trading with other countries, faced with the fear that the import they have purchased is going to support terrorism. It is very sad that in our economy, people cannot support each other in the trade market, but they become edgy with all of the terrorist attacks...

Fair Trade Gifts At a time when it is getting more and more difficult to shop for people and find simple gifts that may be of interest to them, it is well worth considering a fair trade gift. As people are becoming more socially aware, and more concerned with global issues such as poverty, globalization, and climate change, it can often be very appropriate to buy something that will not only give pleasure, but simultaneously support everyone who had a hand...

Exotic Ethiopian A Featured Fair Trade Coffee According to an Ethiopian legend, a goat herder named Kaldi discovered that his goats seemed to become quite frisky after eating coffee berries. As a result, this adventurous herder decided to sample the berries himself. He then disclosed his secret to a monk, who learned to grow and grind the coffee to perfection. You don’t have to be a herder or a monk to enjoy the exotic taste of Ethiopian Organic coffee. Africa has produced a...

Definition of Fair Trade The term “fair trade” was originally used by those who supported the concept of social justice, which can be defined as the belief that justice would be determined by whatever the strongest thought it should be. This is specifically intended to identify the relationships between different aspects of international trading and some of the reasons it became necessary to put some constraints on the products that are being traded. Fairly Traded Goods and Services It was believed that this...

Aaahh, chocolate! Loved the world over as a dessert, a treat, a gift for lovers, and a pick-me-up at any time of the day. The anti-depressant benefits of chocolate are well known. There is even research that shows chocolate is actually good for your health. Chocolate contains a type of antioxidant called flavonoids that are good for your heart’s health. These same studies have shown that, contrary to popular opinion, chocolate does not cause or aggravate acne or tooth decay,...

A Living Wage One of the biggest issues in agriculture today is the provision of a fair living wage for producers. This is in issue all over the world, not just in the third world, but it is in the third world that the full hardships of global trends are being experienced. Fair trade is a movement that is designed to guarantee fair living wages for producers of all products, no matter where they are located in the world. Consumer associations in...