Fair Trade – not so fair?

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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