Fair Trade explained in under two minutes

Posted by Tom Megginson | 6-07-2011 16:28 | Category: Developing World

This US video was shared by Camino, a Fair Trade food company whose oppression-free chocolate I love:

Okay, it’s 2:05, but I’m not counting the call to action at the end…

Buying Fair Trade coffee, cocoa, fruits and other tropical goods is a meaningful way to enjoy the luxuries we can afford while supporting more culturally and environmentally sustainable agricultural practices abroad.

It reminds me of what my brother offers as a counter-argument to the “100 mile diet” — he says that extreme locavorism is unfair to the third world farmers who we’ve made dependent on our taste for things we can’t grow here. Plus, stuff from small farms and family operations always seems to taste better.

Fair Trade USA
Camino Amigos FB Page

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