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Fair Trade – not so fair?

May 29th, 2012 by Rosa

Via The Kitchn, an article from Food First¬†claiming that “Fair Trade is Dead.” According to the article, big companies jumping on the Fair Trade happy good feelings wagon is corrupting the original purpose of fair trade – to benefit small farmers.

Fair trade is a popular designation for chocolate these days, and there are other chocolate makers without the official fair trade designation but who conduct business by paying small farmers a fair price. Let’s hope that the spirit of fair trade can persist, even if the official label is less reliable.

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