November 29, 2006

Where Does Your Coffee Come From?

Posted in Uncategorized at 8:47 pm by skijumper

I love coffee, and chocolate, but I also want to support sustainable economies and trade, this movie about fair trade products and the reality of the alternatives looks pretty interesting…

Through just one cup of coffee, we are inextricably connected to the livelihoods of millions of people around the world who are struggling to survive.–from the Director’s Statement, Black Gold

Source: Have Fun ” Do Good: Know Where Your Coffee Comes From

What can you do? Some Cynics say that fair trade means nothing, but really, Fair Trade means fair price, fair labor conditions, direct trade, democratic and transparent organizations, community development, and environmental sustainability.

There still may be a ways to go before the laborer is treated as we would want to be, but by supporting Fair Trade products, a program of continual improvement and certification is able to grow in influence and market share.  Now, that’s a good thing.

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